A Few Words About Boston

I lived in Boston for a while. During my time there I ran around town, participated in races and even stood near the Finish Line at the Boston Marathon. I still have friends there. So it was more than a little disturbing when I found out about the bombings.

Private Bridge Run with the Wife

Cara entering the Casco Bay Bridge

We couldn’t make it to the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston this year, so we ran our own little 10K here in Portland. I was originally going to do this on my own, but Cara guessed my plan and volunteered to join me. She got a little more than she expected, though. The wind was murder.

Spring but Not Really

I’ve done a little… okay, a lot of complaining lately about the weather. It’s cold, it’s dark, I can’t feel my fingers, my nostrils are frozen, blah, blah, blah. But now that we’re officially into Spring, it’s still cold, and will probably remain so forever.

My Very First Short-lived Podcast

Gamut Runner Podcast logo

Until recently, I had a podcast. Recently before that, I had never done a podcast. I took it on too soon, with too many other projects in the mix, and spread myself too thin. Something had to go, and I had to make a choice. Gamut Runner was… well, it was sort of down-sized.

Weather Wimp Resurfaced

Screenshot of my phone's weather app.

I’ve been rather proud of myself lately, considering the harsh conditions I’ve run in. I shivered, I shook, I wore spikes on my feet and a face cover on my… face. And for all that, I still have a bit of weather wimp in my personality. Case in point: this morning.

Advice for Businesses: You get what you pay for

Even though I’m employed, I still check Craigslist from time to time. Sadly, the local businesses have been posting ads which are ill-informed, and even insulting at times. I’d like to clear some things up so that business owners can find a decent web developer at a reasonable price.

Hulk Feet Split Shoes

Not only do I have the typically ugly feet of a runner, but mine are also exceptionally wide. It’s been tough to find shoes that fit properly without leaving bunches of room in the toe, but I thought I had managed it. Until now.

New Years and Shoe Spikes

My new STABILicers

I wanted to get out there for New Year’s Day, but there was an awful lot of snow on the ground from recent storms. Rather than just blow it off, I decided to break out some nifty toys that I picked up in Freeport. They’re shoe spikes like the ones I had before, but far more serious. In fact, I’m sure I’ll see them in an action movie at some point.

First Christmas in Maine

Portland Street Early Christmas

I try to make a point of running on special occasions. I could call it a tradition, but it’s really just another way to get myself out of bed on a cold morning. Today, however, is special. Today is Christmas. And so far, it’s been on of my favorites. The first thing I did was […]

Mayans and Zombies

Zombies behind me.

Obviously, I can’t let the World end without getting one last run in. And since the Mayans were a bit vague on the type of apocalypse we can look forward to, I sort of had to pick one. Once again, I fired up Zombies, Run and hoped for the best. So far, I’m a little […]

First time around Back Cove

Portland, Maine at Sunrise

Lately I’ve been trying to learn the ways of new town and get back into a decent pattern, but I didn’t really have any routes established. So when I heard about Back Cove from some other runners I met around town, I decided to look it up and see if I could get 10K out of it. A quick look at Google told me that I can, as long as I add some downtown running to the mix.

Slightly Good News for HP C6380 Printer Owners

Nice effort from HP

It’s no surprise that I’m a little upset with my HP C6380 printer. The Mac driver renders it almost unusable for photo printing, it drinks ink by the gallon, the ink itself is far too expensive and I’ve written about how they don’t even label the damned things clearly. That last one has changed, though. Recently I found some clearly labeled ink.

Now We Live in Maine

Ocean Behind Me

It may come as a surprise to you, but we moved again. Yes, yes, I know. We had just gotten to Burlington this past January, so why a sudden move to Portland, Maine? More to the point, why do we move so much in the first place? Well, there are several reasons. But the main […]