Saturday’s Tracks

My old blog had a regular Sunday feature I called Dylan on a Sunday. I started in on a lark one Sunday, just highlighting lyrics from a Dylan song, no commentary. That grew into this huge thing. Dylan provided me the platform to comment on nearly every aspect of life that matters to me–theology, music, politics, love, making meaning, poetry, etc. one of the things that brought the old blog to an end, however, was the pressure I felt to keep feeding that beast. It had gotten bigger than I could care for.

So, something different here. Still music, still about my life. Maybe not as big or as expansive in topical reach. With apologies to both people who read Dylan on a Sunday, I’m going to see where Saturday’s Tracks take me.

I am in the early days of training for a marathon that I hope to runin October. My friends, Bart and Steve, have challenged me to join them. I ran a marathon in 1993 (more about that later),so I know something of how to go about that. For instance, the first thing you do is create a training playlist. Before you run a step, before you stretch, before you purchase the right shoes, you create a training playlist. Duh!

You can’t wait to do this until later because it takes awhile to find just the right songs and to know which songs are good start songs, which are good in the middle keep your spirits up songs and which are songs that will make you run even when you don’t think you can. And in my case, you have to have over 4 hours of the stuff. Finally, you have to find songs

About Mark Love

I am the Dean for the School of Theology and Ministry and Director of the Resource Center for Missional Leadership at Rochester College. Part of my job includes directing a master's degree in missional leadership, a situated learning degree. I am married to Donna and have a son, Josh Love, who is a practicing new monastic in Abilene, TX. With Donna, I have also inherited three great daughters and two amazing granddaughters.
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One Response to Saturday’s Tracks

  1. Drew Chapados says:

    hey Mark,
    I recently started running as well–since I don’t have an ipod borrowed my middle daughter’s–nothing like running to Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and others. You should try them

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