Running Log 2012

Friday, May 6, 2016

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

the devil you know

I am living under the tyranny of Presbyterianism. My friend Olga is living under the tyranny of Vladimir Putin. All things considered, I say, I think I worked the better deal. All things considered, Dave, I'll take my chances with the FSB.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

What about joggers? Can we kill joggers?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/opinion/sunday/is-it-ok-to-kill-cyclists.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

I remember a trip up into Amish country when I was a kid to pick up a load of lumber.  There was the normal slowing down to get around a horse and buggy from time to time.  But then we came up on a lone bycyclist.  Dad slowed down and passed.  But he passed the way most people do and just sort of got over a little and rode on by.  I, being a kid and fresh with knowledge and ideas of how things ought to be, gave him a bit of a lecture as to how the bicycle has the same right to the road as a car.  You are suppose to pass wide in the other lane just as if you are passing a car.  Yada, yada.  Whatever....

My take away from this article:  "avoid harm by assuming that every driver was “a mouth-breathing drug addict with a murderous hatred for cyclists.”"  or joggers.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

life by the drop

Here's the way I see it Dad.  Life is really a story.  But we don't know how to put the story into words so instead we use actions.  So our lives are stories told by actions. 

Wow!  I am impressed.  You should write about....

Dad! I'm not done.  Really they are long narrative poems.  So our lives are epic poems.  And we are the heros in our own epic poems.  Anybody can be a hero you know.  Lots of actions can be heroic.  You can just help a friend who fell off her bike for instance.  You're a hero.  See? 

uh huh, hey can you talk like this while we run?  I think we've walked enough.

I can't really talk and run at the same time.

OK.  Let's just walk a little more.





Title: Doyle Bramhall with Barbara Logan wrote Life by the Drop which was performed in studio by Stevie Ray Vaughn and included on the posthumous album The Sky is Crying.  Album released in 1991.

Friday, October 18, 2013

now they tell me

This would have been useful information.

Next thing they'll be telling us to eat healthy and make time for exercise.  Scientists.