Race Report: 2017 Beat the Blerch 10K

Been a while. Let’s see if I remember how to do this! Yesterday, I participated in my first race in almost two years. The race is part of a series called Beat the Blerch based on a comic by The Oatmeal, a/k/a Matthew Inman. Even if you don’t enjoy running, the comic is really funny and youContinue reading “Race Report: 2017 Beat the Blerch 10K”

Day 317 of Project 365: No bull.

Today I am grateful for a night out with FunkyPlaid and dear friends seeing a really good film (“Arrival”) and going out to dinner together afterwards to discuss it. I spent the earlier part of the day feeling very guilty and upset about the usual, and it was good to recover the evening. I still don’t remember toContinue reading “Day 317 of Project 365: No bull.”

Day 213 of Project 365: Tea time.

Look, I left the house today. I didn’t want to do it (not true) but I did it (true). It was looking like a whole three-day weekend spent hiding inside (except for nature) and despite expecting myself to do something social (like making at least two seconds of eye contact with another human being) IContinue reading “Day 213 of Project 365: Tea time.”


In grade school, I remember sitting in music class and listening to “Peter and the Wolf.” Fascinated by the idea of different instruments for different characters in the story, I was still confounded by the task of picking out the sounds of each within the whole. In college, Patrick introduced me to an amazing varietyContinue reading “quartet”