Anything is better than a life standing still. ~ Margaret Stohl

A native of northeast Pennsylvania, I reside in eastern North Carolina. After a long day teaching social studies, I relax in running, reading, and music. Like many runners, I often find myself alone with my thoughts. It is during these runs that I find inspiration.

Personal Records

5k – 20:15 [Turkey Trot ~ Greenville, South Carolina)

Half Marathon – 2:04:16 [Cherry Point Half Marathon ~ Havelock, North Carolina]

Full Marathon – 4:54:17 [Outer Banks Marathon ~ Nag’s Head, North Carolina]

Favorite Races

Freedom’s Run – Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

Outer Banks Marathon – Nag’s Head, North Carolina

Favorite Authors



C.S. Lewis

J.R.R. Tolkien

Douglas Adams

Terry Pratchett

Ray Bradbury

Other Interests


College Basketball

UConn Huskies





German National Team – Die Mannschaft



The Bucket List

Races to Run

Bataan Memorial Death March (White Sands, New Mexico)

Berlin Marathon (Berlin, Germany)

Boston Marathon (Boston, Massachusetts)

London Marathon (London, England)

Midnight Run (Juneau, Alaska)

Things To Do

Climb Half Dome (Yosemite National Park, California)

Drive to Key West, FL

Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Live)

Messiah at Carnegie Hall, New York City

Run the Golden Gate Bridge

Places To See

Brandenburg Gate (Berlin, Germany)


Gateway Arch (St. Louis, Missouri)

Grave of Harold Godwinson, last Saxon king of England (Hastings, England)

Mount Rushmore

Napoleon’s Tomb (Paris, France)

St. Helena

Wartburg Castle (Wartburg, Germany)

NYC from the crown of the Statue of Liberty

Niagara Falls