I missed the GA 400 Century, but I’d love to have done it. I’m pretty far from the endurance needed to complete a 100 mile stint, but I’m very interested in getting there! In the meantime, I’ve started riding to work again about once a week. That gives me a little over 20 miles I… Continue reading Inexorable Cycling Ramp-Up
I have heard this one before. It was once said that bumblebees were scientifically incapable of flight. Today’s future-potential piece of mythical folklore is that the pterodactyl was also incapable of flight. Katsufumi Sato has collected and assessed the data only to reveal nature’s secret to flight: “…the largest animal capable of soaring across the… Continue reading Ill-Conceived Science
No Polluter Commuter!
I’m not much of an activist, but I have taken action in support of our environment. As of this past Monday, I began what I hope to be a consistent plan to reduce my gas consumption, reduce mileage on my car, and increase my fitness level. I am currently riding a bicycle for the most… Continue reading No Polluter Commuter!
A Surreal Morning
Monday morning I began my day like many others. It was the first day of school for many, and it was the beginning of the work week for me. I also managed to get out the door in record time (related) that morning; the sun was just creeping up above the horizon as I set… Continue reading A Surreal Morning
Raquy Danziger Workshop
Saturday I took a workshop with Raquy Danziger of Raquy and the Cavemen. She’s touring for her latest album release, “Naked.” I’ve been looking forward to this workshop since before it was actually being offered with her busy touring schedule. Perseverance paid off and the schedule was finally updated to include Atlanta as a stop… Continue reading Raquy Danziger Workshop
Gym Jones – The Discipline Behind “300”
It’s better to die on your feet than live on your knees. The men of Zack Snyder’s “300” trained 10-12 hours a day, five days a week, for four months – all while eating barely enough to cover their needs and recovery. It was at the invitation-only fitness center in Utah, Gym Jones, where strength… Continue reading Gym Jones – The Discipline Behind “300”
The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
The crazy Marathon Monks defy physiological science. Among their grueling regimen of double marathons a day, flip-flop runs around mountains, and sitting in front a blazing fire for days on end, they also manage to stay alive for a seven-and-a-half day water and food fast while sitting perfectly still and erect…and awake. I don’t even… Continue reading The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei
Awareness Training from the Gov
If you’ve become a radiation mutant with a deformed hand, remember to close the window. No one wants to see that shit. The U.S. government wants to teach its citizens about the threats and remediation measures necessary during a terrorist attack. To do so, they’re built Ready.gov to help out the American people. I can… Continue reading Awareness Training from the Gov
In an unfortunate turn of events, our Great Pyrenees – Yang – closed a chapter in her life and is no longer welcome in our household. She had growled at Amy a couple of times when she attempted to take trash Yang had dug out of the trash can. I made it clear that Amy… Continue reading Doggone
Happy Birthday, Balthazar!!!
That’s right, today is my baby boy’s third birthday. He made it, in part, because he’s so darned cute. I hope his day is going well and he’s enjoying some cupcakes at daycare. Sunday, I gave him a vanilla Frappuccino from Starbucks (pictured); always a favorite. We’ve only just recently gotten him to actually hold… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Balthazar!!!