Monthly Archives: November 2011

Closing the Books on November

Here we are: November 30th. The last day of November. The last day of post-something-everyday month. I feel this year’s NaBloPoMo has gone better than last year’s, and I’m thinking about some possible tweaks for next year. Maybe I will … Continue reading

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Heart Rate Training?

How do you get faster at any endurance activity? Ironically, you get faster by doing it faster than usual. If you run every run at one pace or do every ride at the same tempo, then you’ll never progress. You … Continue reading

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The Writing is in the Wall

Today was a busy day. I brought this home: I had the second part of my bike fit today, actually riding my own bike. Turns out, my left leg is longer than my right one, and it was affecting my … Continue reading

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A Question about Bilingualism

From “Big Bang” at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about bilingualism. For political reasons, Montréal is outwardly very French, but English is right there everywhere you listen. Half the people walking down … Continue reading

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Le Cœur de St-André

Lisa and I have never spent this much time in Montréal before. Usually, we arrive one day and have to leave the next. This four-day Thanksgiving weekend, though, has given us the opportunity to spend some extra time doing extra … Continue reading

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Montréal Pictures

We’ve had a great day in Montréal. It started with crêpes, ended with a ridiculously delicious, two-hour meal, and was full of a leisurely stroll around the Ville-Marie and Vieux Port sections of the city. We visited three churches, shopped … Continue reading

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Where in the World are Jeff and Lisa?

It’s Thanksgiving Day in the United States, and I am very thankful for so many things: the day off, a good job, my cute kitty, chocolate croissants, relatively good health, great friends and family, etc. Most of all, I am … Continue reading

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We’re Heading North

Take kitty to his kitty resort? Check. Clean the kitchen? Check. Map my 12-mile running route for tomorrow? Check. Write blog post? Check. Watch the Bruins beat Buffalo in an overtime shootout? CHECK! Pack for the weekend trip? Um, not … Continue reading

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Just Give Me the Dorky Helmet and I Will Be “That Guy”

In order not to bury the lede, I’m going to start with the big news: I put down a deposit on a new bike today, which I will pick up (hopefully) on Monday after a final fitting session. Here it … Continue reading

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Updates to “A Miscellany of New England Iconography”

What started as a chance discovery of an old headstone in a corner of the MFA Boston morphed into an interest in cemeteries that I cultivated while photographing the cities and towns of Massachusetts. I gradually came to realize that … Continue reading

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Titration

titration: (noun) the process of gradually adjusting the dose of a medication until optimal results are reached. I remember doing titration in high school chemistry class and not really enjoying it. You wait and wait and wait for something to … Continue reading

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Be Right Back

Dear Internet Friends: I’m busy working on a post right now, and I’ll get back to you soon . . . as soon as I can get myself out from between these rocks where I’m trapped. I hope I won’t have to cut … Continue reading

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Breakthrough, Friday, 5:45AM

It’s a good thing I had a mini-breakthrough this morning at the pool. The morning started with a tired me getting my game face on only to show up at the school and find a bunch of cars in the … Continue reading

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Just Do It

“There’s no secret to it. It’s just a lot of years and a lot of getting up, putting on the shoes and getting out the door on those days when it doesn’t feel good and when it’s not all that … Continue reading

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On My Way to Around the Bay

Several weeks ago, I expressed some interest in possibly running the Around the Bay 30K race in Hamilton, Ontario, in late March. It was between the New Bedford Half Marathon and Around the Bay, which are on subsequent weekends. The … Continue reading

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