New poem, ‘C,’ now online

I’m so happy my new poem “C” is included in the latest edition of the online journal Eye to the Telescope, Issue 43: “Light.”

Click on over to the journal to read the poem and all the others. Thanks to editor Jordan Hirsch for including me.

Figgis Friday

I am the egg man …

Predictions for 2022

This popped up on Twitter. So it’ll be more of the same.

Figgs says happy 2022!

A sweet face and Grinch paws.

Happy New Year

For the past few years I’ve gone on a run on New Year’s Day.

This year, I ran 3.17 miles in 35:47 averaging 11:17 per mile

2021, I ran 3.33 miles in 40:01 averaging 11:59 per mile

2020, I ran 4.44 miles in 53:10 averaging 11:57 per mile

2019, I ran 3.12 miles in 31:31 averaging 10:06 per mile.

So I was faster this year than the last two years, but not even close to my 1/1/2019 time. So there’s a goal for next year. Then again, according to Strava, which has some numbers from around mid-2018 to now (except for a gap in mid-2019 to mid-2021), my fastest 5K is 29:26 run on a 2021 Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day (my total numbers for Strava for that run are 3.14 miles in 30:06 averaging 9:34 per mile).  According to my Nike Run Club app, my fastest 5K is 28:55 on March 20, 2020 (though this was on a treadmill and the overall recorded run was 3.22 miles over 31:18 averaging 9:42 per mile—I really slowed down in that last .12 miles).

2021 Year in Review Spotify Edition

2021 Year in Review Strava Edition

Artist at work

Deborah Zlotsky

Figgis in the snow

Figgis rethinks his love of snow
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