Losing them, fixing them, forgetting to put them in
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Joseph Holt is the author of the short-story collection Golden Heart Parade. He lives near Fairbanks, Alaska, where he often sees moose through his kitchen window and runs outdoors year-round, snow and subzero temperatures be damned.
We all need to accept that the world at large is indifferent to our existence. Most of our decisions matter only to us. I could drink tonight, and no one would know.
Running is better for me than church; better than counseling, pills, or meditation; better than diet plans or twelve-step meetings. Running keeps me literally on the straight and narrow.