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  1. Dreams : Stargazer July 17 to 19 2017

  2. Dreams : Stargazer July 14 to 16 2017

  3. Riding The Metro

  4. Go Far

  5. Dreams : Stargazer July 11 to 13 2017

  6. Dreams : Stargazer July 8 to 10 2017

  7. Beauty Beneath Our Feet

  8. Dreams : Stargazer July 5 to 7 2017

  9. Dreams : Stargazer July 2 to 4 2017

  10. Robert Frost

  11. Dreams : Stargazer June 29 to July 1 2017

  12. What Abby Did

  13. Skyline Lessons

  14. Dreams : Stargazer June 26 to 28 2017

  15. Dreams : Stargazer June 20 to 22 2017

  16. Dreams : Stargazer June 23 to 25 2017

  17. For You Again

  18. Dreams : Stargazer June 17 to 19 2017

  19. Broke As Hell

  20. Dreams : Stargazer June 14 to 16 2017

  21. OMEGA TRAMP

  22. Poke, Poke, Poke

  23. Dreams : Stargazer June 11 to 13 2017

  24. Dreams : Stargazer June 8 to 10 2017

  25. Tramps' WAR

  26. My Apologies

  27. Dreams : Stargazer June 5 to 7 2017

  28. Children Of The Devil

  29. He Did Bleed

  30. Dreams : Stargazer June 2 to 4 2017

  31. Dreams : Stargazer May 30 to June 1 2017

  32. After-All II

  33. Child Molesters

  34. His Sufferings

  35. Dreams : Stargazer May 27 To 29 2017

  36. Ate Them

  37. I Make You Shutter

  38. If You Please

  39. Dreams :Stargazer May 24 to 26 2017



Mile 19: A Runner's Dream

Don’t give up on people. There’s good in everybody, although in some it’s hidden. Often, a person just need someone to believe in them first, before they start believing in themselves.

My legs were close to giving out. It felt as though I was hitting the infamous runners’ wall. My breathing was heavy and my mouth was extremely dry. I was running the Los Angeles Marathon for the second year in a row. I’ve always loved running, and I ran the LA Marathon as a fundraiser for my favorite charity. I was slowly approaching mile 19 where a line of kids, wearing ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation T-shirts, stood on the side with cups and small bottles of water in their extended hands.

While living in Los Angeles several years ago, I volunteered with The ‘I Have A Dream’ Foundation and worked closely with the “dreamers”, which are kids mostly from low-income, gang-infested neighborhoods who are promised college tuition or vocational school funds after they’d graduated high school. Soaked in sweat, I was turning the corner at mile 19 and noticed one of the ‘dreamers’ stepping out from the group of energetic, cheering kids with the cups and mini-bottles of water. She stepped into my path and quickly got my attention while wildly waving a bottle of water. She made sure that I was only getting water from her. This was a special moment for both of us. This particular girl would regularly roll her eyes and typically shrug off helpful advice and guidance from me for the past several months as she struggled to maintain a positive outlook within a household and neighborhood filled with school dropouts and gang members.

I’m writing this piece today because the girl at mile 19 who’d handed me the much-needed water is now all grown up and doing quite well for herself. She keeps in touch with me, and recently had sent me an email, whereby she referenced the LA Marathon and our special moment at mile 19, and then she went on further, thanking me for not giving up on her and always believing in her.

I hope that all of you have someone believing in you, or perhaps, you believing in someone else. – Randolph Randy Camp

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