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The Orphan Blog

So, I’ve been on hiatus for a bit. Let’s call it a sabbatical. But I’m back now. Or at least I think I am. More to come…

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A Big Question Mark

“Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day.
It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'” – Peter Maher

No one really asks me why I run.  I guess they pretty much assume that they know:  my cholesterol, weight loss, heart health etc.  All valid reasons, and certainly ones that I would list.  I guess the easiest way to talk about why I run is to describe what happens on a long run. Continue reading

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Bees …. and Jam

So. I went to see Eddie Izzard last night at Borders downtown (Boston that is, not that anyone outside Mass reads this journal anyway). He was there to sign some of his DVDs that were previously only available in England but are now available in America. Continue reading

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The Exhibtion

Well I got to the Lord of the Rings exhibition yesterday, and I must say it was pretty cool.

They make you earn the right to enter the exhibit by being corralled into a line area that looks like the Mines of Moria (sort of) and then someone tortures you by asking trivia questions about LOTR. These are mostly from the books so you have two kinds of people answering. There are the people who brought their Elvish dictionary to translate the inscriptions in the exhibit. These people yell out the answers before the questions are finished being asked. Then there are the people who have barely seen the films and they answer with things such as “Alec Baldwin” or “peanut butter” in an ill-fated attempt to be funny. I am neither of these types of people, so after a (long) while the question time mercifully ended, and I was allowed inside. Continue reading

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