Eulogies

George R.R. Martin, my favorite fantasy writer and fellow football fanatic, has written a very nice short piece about the passing of Bill Walsh on his blog. Bill Walsh, as some of you may recall, coached the San Francisco 49ers during their late ’80s heyday, and...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I’m gonna talk about this book now, and I’m gonna mention stuff that happened in it. Per my own rules, I will now give everyone who has not yet read it time to leave the room. Are they gone? Good. Ho. Ly. Crap. I finished it last night at about 1:30. My...

Spoiler Alert!

A book hits the shelves at 12:01 tonight. It’s about a boy who goes to school to become a wizard. I’m told it’s the seventh, and last, in a series of books that have been rather popular among the clannish sort that read such things. Perhaps...

Progress Report

I am halfway through Week 3 of “pre-training,” as outlined in this book. I have not yet reached the point where I actually start, you know, running. There’s still a couple of weeks to go before then. For now it’s just walking, a little faster...

Pardon Our Dust

How do you like the (slightly) new look? I decided, after four months of paying twenty bucks a month for web hosting of which I used less than one tenth of a percent, that I could accomplish the same thing by just transferring my custom domain name here for free....