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  • Scott F. Parker

I Said Go

Go. First word, best word. Go. Go and keep going. Go until your time is up, which it soon will be. Like life? Yes, just like life. What brings you to this run? God, the universe, history? Let’s call it luck. It doesn’t matter. Here you are. Have you arrived? If you are practicing, you are practicing what? If running is devotional, you are devoting yourself to what? Commitment—same question. Do you come to running to meet yourself, to acquaint with facts, with biology, with body? To confront reality, to prepare for death? Would you say that when you chase after yourself, you elude yourself, too? Legs on a snake, ouroboros on the run. Only running, really running, may you arrive at the Hindu notion of lila—to play is to play. So, go, play. I said go. What are you waiting for? Go. I said go.

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Asking for a Friend

I appeared on the podcast Asking for a Friend recently to talk about running and writing with Patrick Cook and Ethan Kanning. Check it out here.

Book Reviews

Links to several recent reviews from my On the Run column: On Going With (Lindsey A. Freeman’s Running) Fun, Fun, Fun! (Taro Gomi’s Run, Run, Run!) The Being and the Doing (Brendan Leonard’s I H♡TE RU

Author Spotlight

I did an interview with Aimee Ann for her website Red Headed Book Lover. Check it out here.


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