Buddy Cushman Art

engaging stories of hope and joy

Running Around

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Came up in this week’s blog, seemed like a good idea to re-post.

Buddy Cushman Art

There are eight million artist stories in the city. This one is mine. This one is called “Running Around”.

One of the Magic shoesperks working for the Merrimack Valley YMCA in Lawrence, Mass was getting to run with the boys during the lunchtime hour. Every day three or four, some days six or even seven men – members of the Y or staff – would gather in the locker room just after noon, change into running shorts and shoes, and head out the front door, turning right or left on Lawrence Street, that decision determining which route would be taken that day. I showed up for these noontime runs generally three times a week. This was the year 2000 and I was at the high point of my running life, averaging between 20 – 30 miles a week, usually sneaking in at least one run of eight miles or more. While…

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Author: buddycushmanart

This is my Blog, my opportunity to say what I think and write what I feel. The content has morphed in the two years of existence -- I began with personal tales of sillyness and drunkeness and soberness and times, places, and events within. Then I wrote a whole a lot of opinions about the world and its often sad shape, and how I thought we could make it better (re: engaging stories of hope). More recently I've taken to writing about this and that, including links to movies, Ted Talks, rock and roll, other writers' web pages, and more. These past seven years I have taken up the life of a painter, and my work can be seen on my web page ( www.buddycushmanfineart.com ) and my Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/musicflower67). But I've been writing since I was just a young thing living on the Massachusetts coast, and storytelling is my home. I have a number of fiction works in varying degrees of completion, and have published two books of fiction in the last year, under the name W.B. Cushman. But it's here I get to share my whatevers of sorrow and hope, and hopefully, wonder and magic. Thanks for stopping in.

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