News 2010-14

Anger...

The story of this couple in Atlanta that allowed their toddler son to cook to death in the car in the hot Georgian sun is just disgusting me to no end. That they were running web searches for how long it takes animals to die in a closed-off car? That they were searching for tips to survive in prison? That they couldn't act their way out of a box when confronted by cops (him) and coworkers (her)? That he was sexting up to seven different women including a 17-year-old girl while his son cooked?

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Boston...

As someone who is only a casual runner but is currently entering organized running events, the happenings in Boston today are just horrific and terrifying and leave me wondering how and why anything like this could possibly happen.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives, those who were injured, and those who bore witness to the terror as well as affected friends and family.

Sick and wrong... the lot of it.

Be strong, Boston and all those affected. Just be strong.


If I go it will be double...

I read an interesting article on CNN.com today about the LIVESTRONG brand. In it, the writer posits the question about whether or not it's appropriate to continue wearing the iconic yellow LIVESTRONG bracelet.

In light of all the crap that has been going on with Lance Armstrong and the ultimate outcome announced today that the International Cycling Union is banning him for life from the sport and officially stripping him of all seven of his Tour de France wins, should people still wear the bracelet?

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Roll over and die tonight...

There are times when I strongly feel that people should go through training and be licensed before they are allowed to do anything. Usually this is in reference to reproducing and raising children. But I think I might expand that to include running for public office and, well, let's just call a spade a spade here and include speaking at all in public.

Could I be referring to Michelle Bachmann?

There is the remotest of possibilities that I am.

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I'm just an Earth-bound misfit, I...

Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of people and those odd little tests seem to think that we are having a boy, the only names that we have wholly decided on so far are for girls. We have two of them, in fact.

And if you think I'm sharing those names with you, you're off your rocker. They be locked up tighter than a steel bear trap. Those are OURS!

But I do find it funny just how difficult we've found it to be to come up with boys names. There is always some reason or another why we don't want to use this name or that.

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