Monthly Archives: August 2009

my new hero

in nyt story today about old runners and drugs, they talk to a 95-year-old sprinter, Frank Levine. he’s pushing 100, and still fiercely competing in the 800 meter run. after running a recent race, this is what he said: “Everything … Continue reading

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the thing i forgot about long runs

they’re long.

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i love a parade

i love a parade except for the people except for the hoopla except for calliopes and elephant droppings except for the people i love a parade and i love a party except for the people except for the mingling except … Continue reading

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the great health care debate part 2

if we really must decide our nation’s health care future by people holding funny signs, there needs to be a more sophisticated way to determine a winner. and i think i have it. sign spinners. you know, the red bull-crazed … Continue reading

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the great health care debate

i do not pretend to understand the nuances of health care reform. i suspect nobody does. on the other hand, i do not understand how gravity works, but i am fairly certain it is vital. although it would be helpful … Continue reading

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