Gloria Liu

Magnetism

She couldn’t explain it, but when she met him, she felt like she had met a piece of her destiny. There was something so familiar about him, like they had met before – and walking away from him felt like a mistake, every time. In fact a couple of times she had gone back with […]

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Quandary

It was mid-day Thursday, March 28, and we were up somewhere above 13,000 feet on Quandary Peak, a 14,250-foot peak in Colorado’s Ten-Mile Range. After having gotten lost for 2 hours in the dark (the hike was meant to be a full-moon hike), running out of water, getting into an argument, and being up there […]

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Going Long

…Ironman long, Dean Karnazes long, Race Across America long; going lengths on your own power that are further than most people care to drive – is a big middle finger to the rat race – proof that we’re not all robots on auto-drive, taking the easiest way through life.

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In Another Life

To me, there’s no better proof for reincarnation than the phenomenon of chemistry between two individuals who had been strangers. When chemistry happens – whether it’s between you and the opposite sex or the same – it can’t be explained by your background or shared experiences. There’s just something there – a magnetic pull that […]

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Late night letter

I wrote this late night email┬áto someone very special to me, in response to a moving┬ástory he shared with me about his father, who passed more than ten years ago. D., Life is profound and crazy. You understand that so much better than I do, but even the limited extent to which I’ve experienced change, […]

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Choosing Happiness

Several months ago, a good friend from New Zealand came to visit me, passing through Colorado on her way up to do another ski season in Canada. It was a dark, and angry time for me – in stark contrast to her traveler’s free spirit and optimism. I wrote this about our reunion at the […]

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1986

Today’s trainer ride was powered by organic fruit tarts and a YouTube clip of the 1986 Tour de France. It was Stage 3 to Lievin, a sprinter’s stage, and I already knew which sprinter would win the race. But I had to see it for myself. Although he was part of the early and winning […]

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