Category Archives: Commitment

dinognarus ostiology

I am pretty sure this is the skull of a baby pterodactyl. The jaw hinge point is on the bottom left and the beak break point is clearly visible on the left-most edge. Too bad that it is broken off. … Continue reading

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“the people have spoken”

  The contest has closed and results are in. Thanks to everyone who help me split the odds and and peel across the finish in style. After such an exhausting race I think I will stay in bread until sundae. … Continue reading

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… I was doing a fundraiser in support of the Water and Sanitation work underway by Engineers Without Borders in Malawi. As part of that, I committed to running a kilometer … Continue reading

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Back in December, when we had our last lunar eclipse, I went off on a rant about the phrase “dark side of the moon.” I pointed out the absurdity of this phrase given that the same side of the moon … Continue reading

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balls of steel

When I returned from the KVR adventure, one of my priorities for Tuesday was to get that  wheel of Rozzy’s repaired. [I have now added several more photos to that post, thanks to Rozzy and Tess!) Disassembling the wheel, it became … Continue reading

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Losing interest

Today I got charged interest by VISA for the first time in my life. It was an old card that I forgot I used for gas once in Ontario in January. 19.9% interest on $30.02  came to 85 cents. The … Continue reading

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picking up slack

I went for a morning run in the beautiful sunshine. It was a bit over six kilometers. I wore my gps thinger and the heart rate monitor to see how I would measure up as compared to when I was … Continue reading

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Race day recap

I have had many people calling or emailing me asking about the run on Sunday. Perhaps it is a narrative worth sharing with everyone. I’ll see if I can add some drama to it so I have more fun reliving … Continue reading

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Race day: A job half done…

I finished the course in 1:39:19. I am still alive. With respect to running 1 km for each $1 donated, I have now crossed the 50% mark. I think it is rather poetic to be half done at race day. … Continue reading

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Playing catch up

Despite some long breaks, my knee is still giving me a lot of trouble. I felt guilty about blogging without running so there has been a void in the webspace for this very busy week. All kinds of things have … Continue reading

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