Author Archives: seanv2

About seanv2

Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.

Me (in just about a thousand words)

I was born into a middle class Irish American Catholic family in Bridgeport Connecticut in the 1970s. I grew up mainly in the small town of Rockville, Connecticut in a family with a mother, a father and two sisters. I … Continue reading

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Review: Woodward and Bernstein’s All The Presidents Men

All the President’s Men Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein I’m as surprised as you are that I never read this book before. Sure, I’ve seen the movie, and know the story, but reading this play by play of how Woodward … Continue reading

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Review: Alter’s Irresistible

Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked Adam Alter This book, on the way smart phones and social media are behaviorally addictive, has led me to a mini-reading binge on the ways technology is … Continue reading

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The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire Brady Bennett

Name Brady Bennett (www.sub230project.com) Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 21 Height: 5’6” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 130      At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Multiple BQs NAIA National Track Championships (2009); … Continue reading

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The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire — Kris Depew

Name Kris Depew Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 45 Height: 5’10” Weight (at the time of first BQ): 147 pounds At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Vermont City Marathon May, 2015 Tell us … Continue reading

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Review: Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil In A Blue Dress Walter Mosley The first of the Easy Rawlins novels featuring an unemployed African American factory worker turned private investigator in post-war Los Angeles. A well done, if standard crime novel, which includes the usual characters … Continue reading

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The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire – Bob Pollmann

Name Bob Pollmann Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 53 Height: 5’5’ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 135 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? St.George Marathon Tell us a little about the … Continue reading

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