With sweetheart Libbie Marshall, we raced the Skandia 5K. Lib won her age group (70-79) with a 47:15.3 Don was second in his age group (winner six year younger) with a 28:18.8. Results


Go for a walk.


Hey, slow down! Hiking/running with a mate

Breaking News!

A new world’s record.


Tonight was the last of the 2023 All Comers meets at Hayward Field. The mile had 46 racers. largest field in All Comers history. My time was 8:48.50, about eight seconds faster than two weeks ago. In cheater shoes on maybe the fastest track in the world. Beat four people. Next race is a 5K on August 12. With my sweetheart.


Book Lover

Books read in July. Five favorites with astericks.

The Spectacle Of Skill: Selected Writings of Robert Hughes by Robert Hughes*
The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King*
Napoleon’s Privates: 2,500 Years of History Unzipped by Tony Perrottet*
Freedom by Sebastian Junger
East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Susan Butler
Kangaroo Notebook by Kobo Abe
The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets of Happy Living by Meik Wiking
Uppity Women of the Renaissance by Vicki Leon
Francisco Goya: A Life by Evan S. Connell
The Know It All: One Humble Man’s Quest To Become The Smartest Person In The Whole World by A.J. Jacobs*
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself*

The reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. –George R. R. Martin


Excellent: Goya: Crazy Like A Genius


Kipyegon shatters mile world record. Watch


What Happened When Oregon Decriminalized Hard Drugs?


Today we enjoyed: Nureyev: A Portrait

And Nureyev in Swine Lake with Miss Piggy.  You can find it on You Tube.  Very funny.