the Ole Paradigm Shift

Back to that solo mish: now that’s the sort of thing that turns my crank. Why? Because its me and the course and it’s as simple as that. It’s pure. The only external influence on my actions is the wind, sun, trail. To me, this is the essence of athleticism – or dare I say…More

Plans, Near and Future

First, M absconded with the camera tonight, so no photos. Tomorrow, or not at all. Got in a solid 100 minute run. Didn’t find the trail I was looking for, though in hindsight with a map, now I know where to go. Heard that before? Shoes still bugging the heels, which is really quite discouraging.…More


Bacon, spinach, tomato, Gorgonzola. Delicious.More


I will make this for dinner.More

Switchback III First ride, and a day of tasty waffles

Got motivated and put in a three hour ride this evening, half of it in the dark. I’ve never owned or used a proper “cycling” light, and felt a bit out on the limb dropping $350 based on company rep, my research, and Adam’s rec. At this point I think things between me and my…More

How to make things right

I did not heed the call of the 350 alarm this morning; I wanted to sleep. Deprivation training is not on the schedule, and I’ve never been able to do well without sleep. I never pulled an all-nighter in college. I think I did sleep in the library one night, when it was open 24…More


Overcast, windy, vaguely cool. A good day to hang out, drink tea, and work on projects. I’m about to finish item two, and begin item three. Top secret work for the KMC, brought to us courtesy of M’s creativity. Can’t say more, but I’m very excited about it. I think it was also a good…More


Humility is a hard pill to swallow. Jill’s saga of late pains me to read, I’ve been there, and it eats your soul alive. Do know Jill that if you’re patient, years patient, you’ll come back much stronger than before. I begin thus because I feel great. Whatever tweaked my knee (mysterious joint it is)…More


I’ve spent the last two hours crawling around between my Kaibab FS map and the net, looking for holes. The issue, besides the obvious lack of on the ground knowledge for much of the course, is the maps. I have the huge scale FS map, which is old, utterly lacking in topographic detail, and features…More

Sadness continues The Court offers flimsy and transparent justifications for upholding a nationwide ban on intact D&E sans any exception to safeguard a women’s health…This way of thinking reflects ancient notions about women’s place in the family and under the Constitution–ideas that have long since been discredited…In candor, the Act, and the Court’s defense of it,…More