Best of Seven

This collection of images and text ongoing  encounters with art & athleticism. I am interested in finding commonalities between artists and athletes, exhibiting work and the spectacle of the game, and athletic training as creative process. 

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January 18, 2020

This Saturday's Coffee Run was to Dark Matter's new Caravanserai in the Avondale neighborhood. It's 2.7 miles away from home, so I figured it could easily turn it into a total 6 miler with a nice Mayan Mocha at the halfway point. The previous evening had me shoveling around our building with my sister, and the warming temperatures brought a soggy, slush-filled 

Immediately upon my return, I ch...

January 24, 2019

The Boston Marathon jacket says so much about the culture of running. On marathon weekend, it offers a visual burst of solidarity and excitement to the streets of Boston. Runners wear it proudly during the expo, and for a few days before and after the event you'll recognize the athletes in restaurants, at the airport, and on the train. Jackets from years ago mark the ongoing tradition of the well-...

October 7, 2018

Today I ran my 50th marathon (Chicago #18). I have mixed feelings about this one: joy and sadness, which is common for me during such an event, but this one reached a level of exhaustion that was more emotional than physical--one consumed with frustration and worry.

I chose to run #50 with Students Run Chicago. I wanted to share this accomplishment with the students and my fellow coa...

June 13, 2017

Par La Mer, June 13 walk to Marseille from Cassis. This was about where my previous day hike began with Jenny, Dread, and Anna. You can see much of the path from the road but it quickly traverses into the mountains.

May 23, 2017

Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist is part of my residency reading materials this go around. Above is one of many takeaways from her collection of essays.

March 26, 2017

October 14, 2016

 Beautiful...and life-size

January 16, 2016

Follow this closely:

Image by First Nations artist Mike Ivall


October 29, 2015

I was asked to contribute to this article on Yahoo News (thanks, Amy Rushlow and Laura Ramos Hegwer) and was pleased to be featured, even in a small dose, alongside other runners as well as Deena Kastor (!)

I wasn't included in the part about bathroom stories--though I had a goo...

October 22, 2015

I'm concerned about the state of bibs. Those numbers we pin on for racing events say a lot these days about where running has gone.


The bibs from the earliest races up until about twenty years ago were primarily the actual numbers. They were large, bold, black numbers on a white background. With corporate sponsorship becoming present in almost all running events, and the participation of both...