Monthly Archives: July 2012

Keeping Tabs On Running

Hey everyone, So as a part of training for the marathon I run about 3 times a week. Usually one of those is a longer run to get my body used to running for long periods of time and long … Continue reading

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Time To Retire (a Pair of Shoes)

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Don Thompson’s The $12 Million Stuffed Shark

The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art by Don Thompson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Disclaimer, cause I might as well just get it out of the way: If contemporary art makes your blood boil, … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis’ Moneyball

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis My rating: 5 of 5 stars Before I get started, I want to quote (actually to requote) a few choice bits from Bill James, a baseball-statistics enthusiast whose Baseball … Continue reading

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Cherries, Coffee, and Running

A few more notes from my prep for the marathon. I did four miles yesterday (scaling it way back from my 14 mile run last week). I had a cup of coffee along with yogurt and cherries before I left; … Continue reading

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Barbara Goldsmith on Marie Curie

Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith My rating: 2 of 5 stars It was the Fourth of July, and I needed a book to read; what more appropriate material than the biography of a Polish … Continue reading

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