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.

The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire – Simon, Raymond and Benard

This is a cool one, and a first for the project. Three runners from the same club all qualified at the same race and sent in a joint response! For two of them, it wasn’t the first time they bq’ed, … Continue reading

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The Boston Qualifier Questionnaire – Dave Munger

Name Dave Munger (http://mungerruns.blogspot.com) Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 44 Height: 6’2″ Weight (at the time of first BQ): 190 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? Richmond 2011 Tell us a little about … Continue reading

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Reset: diet

Here is what my blood tests, DNA tests, and time on the toilet all tell me: If not entirely allergic to, I am at least highly sensitive to dairy and gluten I gain weight easily, especially when eating a diet … Continue reading

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Reset: fitness

I’ve been rethinking my fitness and diet regime (again). As a dude in his mid-forties, I’ve begun to feel some of the aches and pains of middle age, and I’ve begun to think much more about how to train to … Continue reading

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Review: Armstrong’s Buddha

Buddha Karen Armstrong A simple, stupid, introduction to Buddhism perfect for someone like me who knows less than nothing about one of the world’s most important philosophical systems / religions. What it has: a concise overview of the life of … Continue reading

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Review: Lanier’s You Are Not A Gadget

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto Jaron Lanier Lock-in is apparently a concept well known among engineers, but I was unfamiliar with it until this book. It’s worth thinking about. Basically, the concept is that in large complex systems, … Continue reading

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Review: Flynn and Gerhardt’s The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement

The Silent Brotherhood: The Chilling Inside Story of America’s Violent, Anti-Government Militia Movement Kevin Flynn Gary Gerhardt The first on the scene book about the “the Order”, a white supremacist criminal gang that robbed banks to fund the white power … Continue reading

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