Monthly Archives: October 2013

Les Miserables – Venue Review

Saw Les Miserables at Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, MD today. Overall experience was just OK. The acting and singing were good. The food, which preceded the show, was just OK. It was simple enough breakfast fare – pancakes, French … Continue reading

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What good are printed books?

There’s been a lot of discussion among publishers, librarians, and other bookish types about the future of the printed book. I for one am not optimistic. In order for the printed book to survive as a popular format, it must … Continue reading

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Running is bad for your knees you know.

I’ve been running for over 2 years now and have yet to get a comment about running being bad for my knees. If you go by the Runners World articles and runner blog postings, you’d think that’s the first thing … Continue reading

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It can taste good or it can be healthy, but not both. A review of Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss

Intriguing book by Michael Moss called Salt Sugar Fat. Impressive level of detail on what specific companies have done to make processed foods taste good. They’ve been very successful at this. Also covers those same companies’ largely unsuccessful efforts to … Continue reading

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Reading e-books when the Internet beckons.

Ran across this article about e-books and their impact on publishers and readers. It’s titled “Losing Bookstores Is a Much Bigger Problem or Publishers than It Is for Readers” Hat tip to library news blog lisnews.com for making me aware of … Continue reading

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Just another middle aged runner.

Ran my second official 5k yesterday. It was another small race. Tiny actually. No more than 12 runners.  It was sponsored by our neighborhood civic association.* A big part of this race’s appeal was its proximity. I walked to the … Continue reading

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5k Victory

He saw the finish line and sprinted toward it. Not bad for a 40 year old, he thought. The rhythm of his pounding feet took on a strange staccato. Too late he realized it was a runner approaching from behind. Chagrined, … Continue reading

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