I am running the 2013 New York Marathon for Amnesty International. I am not a runner: I am 51 and overweight.
This blog will track my journey to marathon-fitness as well as record my steps towards creating a better world: one where justice, freedom and dignity are not the birthright of a privileged few, but the deeply-held vision for all.
That's me on an early training run in Byron Bay when I weighed over 100 kg.
Friday, July 19, 2013
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
Do yourself a favour, grab a quiet moment, sit back and watch this hauntingly beautiful 20 minute short film (which includes some noteworthy barefoot running).
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is based on the short story by Ambrose Bierce. Set during the American Civil War, it is the story of Peyton Farquhar, a Confederate sympathiser condemned to death by hanging from Owl Creek Bridge.