Today I joined people from all over the world in going out for a run in dedication to Meg Menzies, the woman in Hanover County, VA who was tradgically struck and killed by a drunk driver on Monday while out for a morning run with her husband. My heartfelt symphathies to her husband, three children,… Continue reading Defensive Running
After doing the Jawgrind podcast with some friends for the past couple of years, I’ve realized just how much a five star rating system can vary among different people — and even myself at different times. As I’ve been rating entertainment (and even goods, as in the case of Amazon) for years, I’ve always had… Continue reading Star Ratings
After three years without a single reported case of polio, India was declared free of polio. It’s been so long since polio was a epidemic in the United States &emdash;which goes a long to way to explaining our current anti-vaccination and anti-science culture&emdash; that is hard to grasp how monumental this news is for so many people. The BBC reports that there are only three countries left where polio is endemic: Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Wired recently had an excellent long-form piece on the effort to eradicate polio from the planet.
My goals from year-to-year don’t change that much. However, that’s not entirely a bad thing. Some have set goal lines but most of them are open ended. Strive-to-do-more-of-this or less-of-that sort of things. However, this year, I’ve decided to narrow some of my goals to the daily level. More accurately, at the end of each… Continue reading Starting Out 2014 Right