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Pixies at the Beacon – first in a series

It’s turning into the summer of live music for Kim and me – starting with the Pixies at the Beacon last week.I love the Beacon Theatre as a venue – I’ve seen Van there twice and saw Eddie Vedder there … Continue reading

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New pics on my photo blog

Go check them out  

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Goals for this year

1. Improve my Spanish (reading and speaking) 2. Sell my apartment and buy a new one 3. Travel somewhere new 4. Become a (slightly) better skier and surfer 5. Be happy and healthy 6. Pay off all debt apart from … Continue reading

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Books read

I had meant to keep track of all the books I read last year somewhere.  Since I have got better at maintaining my blog pages in the past few months I added a page here to update and track them.

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Low carb vegetarian?

On the trip I was reading about a competitive swimmer in his forties who was eating right and training 4+ hours a day and still gaining weight.  I’m not training that hard, but I’ve been eating <1500 cals a day … Continue reading

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100 Healthy Days – days 9, 10, & 11

Much better progress. Went to the gym wednesday and had a long walk (4.6 miles) through SoHo, NoLita, and Chinatown last night.  Diet has been consistent and water intake good. Booked a car to go to go surfing on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Humbled by Surfing

I’ve always wanted to be able to surf – not in the Kelly Slater athletic way or Laird Hamilton giant, scary, deadly waves way (although those are both great), but in the mellow get in the ocean, enjoy the swell, … Continue reading

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Street Art in Bushwick

I was over at Third Ward last month (dropping my surfboard off for glassing with Dave Murphy) and had a conference call which meant I had to walk around the neighbourhood rather than jump onto the L train.  Found a … Continue reading

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It’s been a while

Apologies for not updating in a while.  New job, new laptop, lots of things going on.  I was in Steamboat springs skiing for a week in early April (fantastic – will definitely be back there next year), then down in … Continue reading

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I’m starting to feel like a real runner

I ran the Al Gordon Snowflake classic 4 mile race in Prospect park the weekend before last and finished in 38:12.  So that’s over 1’30” off my time over the same course a couple of months earlier and I felt … Continue reading

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NYC half marathon

Well, after my last somewhat cranky, low blood sugar post I have a more positive good-news thing to share.  I got in through the lottery for the NYC half marathon and so I’ll be running 13.1 miles on March 21 and … Continue reading

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Just saw Paul Watson in the Red Carpet club at Dulles airport.  Had to shake the man’s hand and thank him for what he does.  I may disagree with some parts of what he has said and done over the years … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia

I’m actually posting this from New Brunswick, but it’s the same (Atlantic) time zone as Nova Scotia so I think it counts.  I was away for the past week in NS and had a great time just touring and taking … Continue reading

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More Akla and Bear pics

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When did Jesse Ventura become the voice of reason?

Actually, that’s not a fair headline, because the answer is that he’s been the voice of reason for a long time. As a barely-tolerated alien in the USA (taxed without representation) I didn’t get the chance to vote for Jesse … Continue reading

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Lemmy: The Movie

Lemmy: The Movie. Are you as excited as I am for this movie? Motörhead were the first band I ever saw live – King Georges Hall in Blackburn in 1977 – before their first album was even out.  They played … Continue reading

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