Weird Al Speaks for Me Sometimes

I’ve always been a Weird Al fan, but this latest song really speaks to me. Well, lots of folks I suppose. But now when I hear some of these phrases pour out of someone in a meeting, I can comfort myself with this song. Thanks, Al.

Great Northeastern War, 2015

Great Northeastern War, 2015

Lots of my friends are at Pennsic right now, or are perhaps stuck at Troll with no hope of getting in before they starve. (Yes, even though they got there early.) It’s a bummer that I can’t go this year, so I’m going to cheer myself up by sharing some photos from Great Northeastern War. I was a merchant for the very first time!

Puggle in Spring

Puggle in Spring

Spring was slow to take hold, but the snow banks have finally accepted the fact that they are unwanted and unloved. They’re melting away and it’s almost time to start running with my puggle every day. She’s already had a couple of runs this Spring already, but it wasn’t a regular thing. The first time […]

Throwing Shoes

Throwing Shoes

I’m not a stranger to running in the snow, but this year the weekly blizzards have kept me shoveling instead of running. And it’s been really cold. But I’m back now, and apparently my gear is all worn out. My jackets and shirts and things are okay, but my shoe spikes are apparently fed up […]

Our New House of Snow

Our New House of Snow

Lately my wife and I found our dream house in winter, and got nice and settled just before being magically transported to Jotunheim. Winter has been especially grumpy this year, and has dropped three giant snow storms on us in the space of a week. These things have names. Actual names. There was Juno, and then […]

Creating a Monster

Creating a Monster

When we decided to get another dog, I asked for a breed that could run with me. I’ve seen other people run with their pups, and it looked like fun. I didn’t realize at the time that it would lead to a bit of… well… insanity.

Birthday Escape

Birthday Escape

My 41st birthday included a movie, the beach, Captain America and a loose dog running in circles around me. It also left me a bit tired and ready to crash at the end of it, which I suppose is normal. I took the day off in the hope of having the best birthday present a […]

We have a robot

We have a robot

My mother-in-law recently went a little crazy and bought Roombas for several family members, including us. So it’s official. We now have our very first robot. We are now completely vulnerable when Skynet takes over, because one of the machines is living in our house.

Reflection on the Laura Griffin Memorial 5K

I got an email recently from someone who knows quite a bit more about Laura Griffin than I did. I really only knew what I heard around the CofC campus and what I read in brochures and things, and in retrospect it seems like a limited stockpile of information. Fortunately, a guy named Jason Lawandales was able to tell me much more.

MS Harborfest Shoreside 5K, 2013

Action Start

I didn’t run this one, so I managed to get some pics of the winners. I also got to help Cara promote her new gluten free home bakery, Galley Goodies. We showed off the food, answered questions, met some nice folks and saw a 5K from another perspective. First, let’s talk about the event. It’s […]

Does 40 Mean Anything?

Birthday Gifts for My 40th

I woke up Monday morning, and I was 40 years old. My phone already had updates from insomniac friends wishing me a happy birthday, and our new puppy was already trying to eat my wife’s hair. So far, aside from the Facebook stuff, it’s just like yesterday. But is there anything else to it? Should […]

Great Northeastern War, 2013

With all the moving, it was hard to stay involved in the SCA. I couldn’t hold onto all of my gear, and I didn’t know the folks in my local areas during my Economic Walkabout. But since I’m now a permanent resident of Portland, it was easy to make the short drive to Hebron, Maine […]

Cold Showers Required

Although I didn’t think it was possible, summer has finally arrived in Portland, Maine. I’ve been taking advantage of the weather by cranking up my morning distance, but picking up my pace has led to the return of a summer problem: extra-sweaty-yuckiness.

Big Recon Around Portland

Toboggan Trail

I’ve been running around Portland for a while now, and I’ve noticed all sorts of little trails that go around the peninsula. It’s hard to see exactly where they meet each other from a Google map, so I decided to just wander around the edge of town until I figured it out. The weather was nice, and I took lots of pictures.