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Running again

On January 1st this year, I did something that I hadn't done in over fourteen months. I went out running. Back in October 2013, during a long-ish run as part of my training for an upcoming half-marathon, I pulled up short with intense pain in the base of my left…

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New Year Resolutions, 2015 Edition

Another revolution around the sun; another resolutions blog post. Last year my list was a bit hand-wavey and vague—things I might do, but no concrete parameters for success. So this year I have hard targets; they will either get done, or they won't. Edit my novel: I finished the…

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What I was reading in 2014

And so on to Part 2 of my regular New Years Eve routine; first the music, and now the books. Scorekeeping, as ever, is by Goodreads. Fiction The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay (Michael Chabon) Hyperion (Dan Simmons) The Infernal City (Greg Keyes) Lord of Souls (Greg Keyes) The…

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What I listened to in 2014

Last year I began my annual reflection on my listening habits with a complaint: This year [2013] seems particularly bland and uninspired, with hardly anything new in the list. Maybe Spotify has made me complacent about listening to new music[...] Determined to avoid the same depressing repetition this year, in…

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New beginnings

Art is impermanent. Paintings fade, dances are forgotten, books cease to be published. Did you know that Franz Kafka destroyed more than 90% of his own work (and left instructions for the rest to be burned after his death)? There are extensive Wikipedia articles overflowing with the tragedy of creations…

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