Monthly Archives: December 2012

Justin Cronin’s “The Passage” Shakes the Foundation

This book was published in 2010, debuting at #3 on the New York Times best-seller list, and is part of a trilogy that is still being written. “The Passage” takes a look at the fall of civilization after scientists and the … Continue reading

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Beatles-Compatriot Ravi Shankar Passes Away

On December 11th, world music virtuoso Ravindra “Ravi” Shankar passed away. He was a robust 92-years old. I by no means am a huge sitar fan, but appreciate his abilities, kindness and influence. I mainly know Shankar because of the … Continue reading

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American Decency Lowered Another Notch in Aftermath of Sandy Hook

I’m still having trouble processing the Sandy Hook shootings. I cannot imagine how horrible this must be for the parents and families involved. I was listening to an old mix tape today when out popped a staple from 1982, “I … Continue reading

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Romney Snags Biggest Lie and Best Quote of 2012

In a year consumed by partisan politics, it is no surprise to see the biggest lie told and the best quote of 2012 both came from the bitterly contested presidential race. Not coincidentally these unfortunate distinctions belong to failed Republican … Continue reading

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WEEK 20 (December 10-December 16) No workouts this week. Total Running Miles: 0 Weight: 192 (-18.4 lbs.) Training Days Remaining: 15 Notes: I had to move last Sunday and I’m still getting stuff out of the old place, into the new … Continue reading

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Friday morning Adam Lanza, a 20-year old resident of Newtown, Connecticut had a problem, and he decided to settle it by shooting his mother in the face, and then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he murdered 20 children … Continue reading

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WEEK 19 (December 03-December 09) Monday: D/O Tuesday: Weight Machine Workout; 2.3-Mile Run (Treadmill) Wednesday: 3.7-Mile Run (Treadmill); Racquetball Thursday: Three reps each of Teaser/V-up/Straight-leg twisting crunch/Seated criss-cross/Ankle-weighted reverse crunches/3-rounds shadow boxing/3-rounds on heavy bag; Yoga @ YMCA Friday: D/O Saturday: Three … Continue reading

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Jazz Composer and Musician Dave Brubeck Has Left the Building

Pioneering jazz pianist Dave Brubeck died last Wednesday, one day before his 92nd birthday. I’ve been in the process of moving since last week, and while I took note of Brubeck’s passing at the time I hadn’t had an opportunity, … Continue reading

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“Rise of the Guardians” is Spellbinding Fun

Maia and I took Gabriel, 9, and Jacy, 8, to see the new DreamWorks Animation adventure, “Rise of the Guardians” Sunday, and found this roller coaster ride of a story extremely enjoyable for the whole family. I wasn’t sold on going … Continue reading

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Kitty Cats Lose at Home — First Time Since 2009

My brother Geoff and I attended the Kentucky basketball game this past Saturday in Lexington. Yep The Cats lost to Baylor 64-55, marking the first loss at Rupp Arena under Kentucky Coach John Calipari. It had to happen sooner or … Continue reading

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