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Kansas, a Monk, and The Little Apple

September 30, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

I’ll explain more later, but I have suddenly found myself on the eve of a 13k “run your butt’s off,” benefit race through Manhattan, Kansas.

Now before you go judge me, hear me out.

I wound up in Kansas by nothing short of divine intervention.  Let’s just say the following things all had Manhattan in common.

·        A Monk

·        Free Internet

·        A really comfortable mattress

·        The Red Cross

·        3:10 to Yuma

·        A retirement party

·        Backpacker Magazine

·        Rocky Mountain National Park

·        Andy Hayes

·        Kyle Ellison

To make things even more interesting, you can mix in a wedding, a 200-year-old church, a town that was covered by a reservoir, Texas loosing, and a really, really good steak.

Mix in Middle America, some half-dollar size hail and two of the most hospitable people I have ever met and you have me here typing on the computer, in pure darkness, in a 125 year-old-house that has only had 6 owners.

I’ve got stories galore and a few pictures to go with them, but for now it’s off to bed.  9 am. tomorrow, rain or shine, I’m running my ass off.

Ps: Mom, if you find any of this alarming, please consider it a pretty good parental instinct and feel free to send money.Cheers

Categories: Humor, Personal, Road trip, Travel
  1. October 1, 2007 at 4:58 am

    Cannot wait to hear the stories and your impressions of Kansas. That is Jayhawk terriority. Kansas Jayhawks!

  2. Fr. Ignatius
    October 1, 2007 at 10:47 am


    Who are the Jayhawks? Isn’t there a better school in KS?

    monk ignatius

  3. Corey
    October 1, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    Good luck – remember to run East – it’s all downhill.

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