Posted in September 2012

I’m blaming it on nature.

I’m blaming it on nature.

Nature versus nurture is a common debate when determining whether a person’s traits are due to genes or environment. I’m a fan of moderation (and don’t really know anything about psychology or anything remotely science-related), so I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s a little of both. For example, my love … Continue reading

Hoist the Jolly Roger an’ set sail!

Hoist the Jolly Roger an’ set sail!

Avast ye lubbers, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day! This ‘ere corsair says ‘ee best be speakin’ yer finest tongue today, or ‘ee may find yerself in Davey Jones’ locker. Don’t go dishonourin’ yer boss, devil a doubt ye’ll find yerself walkin’ the plank, but I reckon ye can spit piratical hell-fire wit’out becomin’ stuff … Continue reading

I will…

I will…

Eleven years ago today, all club and team activities were cancelled when our high school closed early due to the attacks, but some of the cross country team still met to run. Although most of our run was spent speculating the reasons for and origin of the attack, it kept a little normalcy in a terribly abnormal day. Every September 11 I run to … Continue reading

2.5 Inches

2.5 Inches

A few months ago I wrote about schwag, the stuff runners get with their race entry fees. When schwag used to be just a cotton shirt and the occasional medal, I saved both. These days it’s a little tougher to save everything with all the goods runners acquire at the average race. At the beginning … Continue reading