Category Archives: General

Emmylou

On Sunday night, Lisa and I saw Emmylou Harris in concert. We’ve seen her in concert a couple of times before, but this time was very, very special. It was everything I had ever wanted in an Emmylou concert. Daniel … Continue reading

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Jet Lag and Swimming Anxiety… Saturday 5:30AM

It’s a bit after 5:30 on Saturday morning as I type this by tapping away on my phone’s little keyboard. Jet-lag has been working its power over me for the last hour and a half. Its mojo is strong this … Continue reading

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Skiing Around the House

How does one ski in the living room? It looks a bit like this. I didn’t actually use my poles in the living room. Those things are sharp and wouldn’t be too friendly for the rug or hardwood floors. Mostly … Continue reading

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Polar Plunge

On the 20th, Alex and I decided that we would go for a quick dip in the Ashland Reservoir, where we swim in the summer, on the first morning of the new year. Sure it was going to be cold, … Continue reading

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Diet Coke

I started using the Medtronic Minimed Enlite sensor about 10 days ago, and I have plenty to write about it. And I’ll do that soon. For now, I’ll just tease y’all and say my reaction so far is better than … Continue reading

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My New Wardrobe

This winter perhaps I’ll take a cue from the MFA’s Hippie Chic exhibit and go retro with my wardrobe. Then again, maybe not.

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Declining

M. F. N. Pl. Nominative: der die das die Accusative: den die das die Genitive: des der des der Dative: dem der dem den Nominative: ein eine ein — Accusative: einen eine ein — Genitive: eines einer eines — Dative: … Continue reading

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There’s still time!

Hey, readers! It’s almost time for the inaugural Nashville JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. In fact, a week from today, Lisa and I are flying down to Tennessee for the event. I’m very excited! Last year, we raised over $12,000 … Continue reading

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The Unbearding, Part 1 (and caption contest)

In a few days the beard will be all gone—it will just be too warm for racing—but today I can live my dream of going “Full Amish.” What’s the best caption you can come up with for this photo? Here’s … Continue reading

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Spring Photos

We’ve had an exciting spring: a couple of day trips to New York, a charity walk, hiking, and a trip to Iowa. Ducky came along to Grinnell and was quite the camera hog. But he was super-happy to swim in … Continue reading

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Happy 8th!

Hey, little blog! Happy eighth birthday! It’s hard to believe that you now have 970 posts and over 1400 comments. We sure have been a lot of places since you were born right before we went to India, eh? What … Continue reading

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Presentation Titles

I’m trying to help a coworker come up with a presentation title for a conference later in the year. We want a fun title which is also relevant to image processing. Part of me wants to work in the phrase … Continue reading

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2013 Boston Marathon

I don’t want to inject myself into today’s events, but I can’t ignore them either. Like every year, I had been looking forward to the Boston Marathon for quite a while. Patriots Day (a.k.a., Marathon Monday) is my favorite day … Continue reading

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Tin Ear

(Image from Eknath Gomphotherium) This post is for the hypochondriacs out there. You’re welcome. Lisa says the high-pitched, continuous ringing in my ears that I mostly hear in quiet environments (or like right now when I listen for it) isn’t … Continue reading

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January 2013 Recap

We can close the books on January: 31 workouts (8 swim, 8 bike, 13 run, 2 Nordic ski) 215.9 total miles 26 hours, 34 minutes 16,700 calories Farthest swim: 1.3 miles Farthest bike: 44 miles Farthest run: 12.6 miles Plus, … Continue reading

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