Monthly Archives: January 2019

boris the bat boy

Ma was a big conspiracy theorist. Too much free time led her to internet wackos pitching all sorts of dastardly deeds foisted upon the unsuspected public. Her hands-down favorite: Chemtrails. A plot by mysterious forces to poison us with chemicals, … Continue reading

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it never gets easier

On my way to to the track, an NPR show’s host was interviewing a software guy who wrote a program that’s now worth $9 billion. The interviewer asked if his approach to work has changed now that he has that … Continue reading

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the Year of Fleshman

“When you recognize that failing doesn’t make you a failure,” the prophet Fleshman wrote, “you give yourself permission to try all sorts of things.” Today’s all sorts of thing was a 12-minute mile. It felt fine, in an oh my … Continue reading

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stuff

Yesterday I shared the track with a Nike Oregon Project runner and a decathlete who has his own Wheaties box. Today, I’m on a deserted canal with an old couple on cruiser bikes and a dead fish. It doesn’t really … Continue reading

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