Media Movies

IFC (Independent Film Channel) showing ads mid-film?

I am completely ticked off by Rainbow Media’s recent decision to start adding commercial breaks in the middle of the films being shown on IFC (the Independent Film Channel). IFC is a premium channel on Comcast, so I am already paying extra for the privilege of watching films on IFC … but I am NOT […]

Word Play

Poetry Friday

THE OLD YEAR The Old Year’s gone away      To nothingness and night: We cannot find him all the day      Nor hear him in the night: He left no footstep, mark or place      In either shade or sun: The last year he’d a neighbour’s face,      In this he’s known by none. All […]


The Best Music of 2010 (according to me)

As the end of the year approaches, many people put together best of lists, most often related to music … so what the hell … here’s my list: Street Dogs – Street Dogs Hank Williams III – Rebel Within The Morning Benders – Big Echo Dan Sartain – Lives Sage Francis – LI(F)E The New […]


2010 Ride #46 (Post-surgery ride #4)

View Ascent activity on 26-Dec-10 at 12:30PM in a larger map 31 miles out towards Needle Rock, until I ran out of pavement, and back. Avg HR 144. Legs hurt … arm hurts. One thing I don’t understand about this part of Arizona … the roads in-town are chip seal from curb-to-curb. The roads out […]


2010 Ride #45 (post-surgery ride #3)

View Ascent activity on 25-Dec-10 at 12:20PM in a larger map Tried to keep it flat and easy today, so rode out onto the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation reservation, then down to the Beeline Highway before returning back up Saguaro and “home” … 13 miles, avg. HR 145 … but it still feels good to […]


2010 Ride #44 (Post-surgery ride #2)

View Ascent activity on 24-Dec-10 at 12:10PM in a larger map Ouch. McDowell Mountain Regional Park out-and-back, mostly on chip seal. 23.1 miles, avg. HR 158 (terrible!). Pictures later.