A Temporary Thing

Tax day! I have never, ever been so glad for my accountant. Every time I see her I want to hug her. She’s bemused by this, of course–mostly, people see her as the bearer of bad news around this time of year. For me, however, she’s saving me from hours and hours of stress my […]

Spring Break

Today’s workout was 3:3s. In other words, 3min fast, 3min steady, the latter still running, but at about 70% effort instead of 90-95%. It’s a form of interval training, I guess, and I loathe all things interval training. However, I’ve become very good at gauging my effort. My “fast” sessions were at 6-6.1min/km, and my […]


A helicopter on a pole, part of a display at the local VA complex. Standing there taking a picture, all I could think of was what would happen if the infrastructure went down and those left in the ruins decided to worship this utterly strange thing? The stories, they never stop…

Pliny and God

It’s telling that Pliny deals with the earth and sun first, and whatever gods there are next. It makes me want to set him down with a deist or two and listen to the conversation, though Pliny is definitely not a deist by any stretch of the imagination. Instead, he takes aim at his contemporary […]