Black Friday thoughts

Yeah, I know this isn’t news at this point, but there is a reason why I try to avoid going anywhere near a store on the weekend after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. It’s not just Black Friday, but the entire season. In fact, if it were possible to not spend any money at […]

2008 Utah Cyclocross Series Race #10

2008 Utah Cyclocross Series Race #10 November 29th, 2008 Wheeler Farm Murray, Utah View Larger Map Back to Wheeler Farm this morning … and I can’t believe it’s the second-last race of the season. The weather is supposed to be overcast and cool, with temps in the low-to-mid 40s. We got a little bit of […]

Poetry Friday

A DRUNKARD I’ve never been an individual entity Sixty trillion cells! I’m a living collectivity. I’m staggering zig-zag along, sixty trillion cells, all drunk!   — Ko Un (b. 1933), Korean poet and former Buddhist monk.


Time once again for early morning musings on all that I am thankful for over the past year; which given the current state of the economy and world politics might be a difficult task: My condo actually increased in value, it would seem, which given he current real estate market conditions is a minor miracle. […]

Saeco, please?

I hate my espresso machine. For the past year-plus, I’ve been using a Krups XP4030 pump espresso machine, which is perfectly fine for occasional use (like Sunday morning lattes to be sipped whilst reading the New York Times), but really doesn’t hold up to daily use. After 10 months of daily use, I had to […]

Staycation days

Anybody who knows me well knows that I’m not much of a vacations kind of guy; which means that doing things like scheduling vacation a year in advance (which for some reason, the management of my office wants us to do) is difficult. So what ends up happening is that vacation time sort of sneaks […]