National Geographic: Best photos of 2018
Dr. Jack Daniels on the treadmill downhill. Because it’s often cold and rainy, I’m on the treadmill more often. Tried doing downhill 400s at 2%. About 35 minutes worth. Kinda fun and safe.
Recent reads I liked:
Where the Sea Breaks Its Back: The Epic Story – Georg Steller & the Russian Exploration of AK …Steller was the first Caucasian to step foot in Alaska. …Namesake of perhaps my favorite bird, Steller’s Jay. A lovely bird with attitude.
Past Tense …Mint condition. First edition. Autographed. $14. And then spilled coffee on it.
Why Calendars are More Effective Than To Do Lists. On your resolve to lose weight, or other such worthy (maybe even life saving) goals, try short interim target dates, with a pass or fail grade on each date.
More Concept 2 stuff. On 12/23 I reported a 10:13 for the 2000m row. Today I did 9:53. Damper set on 3 and was below 2:30 per 500m pace on most strokes, and then kicked hard the last two minutes. Still had juice at the end. It’s fun. Really.
Party tricks and naked writing: the eccentric life of Victor Hugo …You really must read Les Misérables. It’s about 1300 pages. Includes 80 page essays on this and that. Skip ’em! (You won’t be tested on them.) It’s one helluva great novel. Unforgettable characters and story.
Introducing Santa Clarita Track & Field
Imagine what we could do with our money, and hours, if we set our phones aside for a year. In Search of Lost Screen Time. Imagine people walking in the neighborhood. Even every day.
Eric Schranz: My First Year of Not Drinking Alcohol Was Weird
At our house, for the next 90 days, no naughty food or drink.
Last night we saw H.M.S. Pinafore. My first Gilbert & Sullivan. Loved it. …My lady was educated in private Quaker schools. Every other year, the 6th grade class put on a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. Acting and singing the whole thing. …He is an Englishman