Lance Armstrong’s bicycle.
Today, while doing cardio at the gym, I noticed CNN announcing that Lance Armstrong has apparently told Oprah that he did use drugs.
It would be poetic if I could say that I watched this while spinning, but I was actually on the elliptical machine; spinning was accomplished Sunday and I [...]
No, it’s not my birthday, but it is an important day for me: My mom was 14,095 days old when she gave birth to me.
Practically speaking, it means that I am, today, exactly half of my Mother’s age.
This weekend I’m in Portugal, specifically Costa da Caparica – a smallish resort city just south [...]
I was vaguely aware that 20 years ago I graduated from high school – and that there would be a reunion of some kind.
There was: it was this past Saturday, and I missed it.
Even had I been within reasonable range (5,000 miles is not, 50 is), I wouldn’t have gone because I detest [...]
A year ago today my Father died: February 24, 2011.
It is somewhat fitting that I will be spending the 24th in New York City – my Father’s home town, where he was born, raised, and spent much of his 20s before moving to Denver.
For those of you who know New York City, he [...]
There’s an auto repair shop in Denver whose service was so fantastic and honest that my father became a long-standing client – and he became friends with the owner. It was the kind of relationship that evolved into to the two of them taking trips together including to watch Colorado Rockies spring [...]
Yesterday, while killing some time, I picked up and started to read Mikey Walsh’s Gypsy Boy, an autobiographical tale of his upbringing as a Romany Gypsy in the United Kingdom.
He reflects back upon one of his Christmas presents – the ones when he received, as a four year old, a battery operated quad bike [...]
I do – it is a film I associate with wintertime, when, after eating lunch, it was too cold and/or snowing to go out on the playground.
On such days, instead of being pushed outside, and out of our teacher’s hair, we were herded into the school gym, where a screen would be set up [...]
A couple days ago I was reflecting back on the books that I read as a child – and one series I remember concerned a kid by the name of Alvin Fernald.
Alvin was a kid who constantly got himself into and out of trouble.
The two stories I remember the most are when Alvin [...]
In a couple of weeks I shall have crossed the Contiguous United States line—having visited all 48 of the contiguous states, leaving only Alaska and Hawaii to be visited sometime down the road.
I thought that I would share my memories of the states – at first I thought about doing it in alphabetical order, [...]
This morning, thanks to Twitter, I realized that Space Shuttle Endeavour was landing in Florida—so I took a few minutes away from work to watch the landing.
Really there are a number of things to consider: First, I could watch the landing live thanks to streaming over the Internet—live feed, straight from NASA on my [...]