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.

Your Occasional Stoic — Do Not Mourn An Unknown Future; Do Not Fear Death

Even if you are going to live three thousand years, or as many times ten thousand years, remember that no man loses any other life than the one which he now lives, or lives any other life than the one … Continue reading

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Shaara’s Killer Angels

Killer Angels, Michael Shaara The book that really started my obsession with the civil war.  A novel about the battle at Gettysburg told from the perspective of a commanders from both the Union and Confederate sides. A stunning work. I’m … Continue reading

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Here’s My Jimmy Breslin Story

Here’s my Jimmy Breslin story: I was working at the Center for Constitutional Rights on a campaign to stop the price gouging of collect calls from prisoners and I was pitching every single columnist in New York City to cover … Continue reading

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Roy’s God of Small Things

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy I read the God of Small Things almost fifteen years ago, so let’s be honest, my memory is a bit hazy. I remember being blown away that it was a first novel, but … Continue reading

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Your Occasional Stoic — Pity the Gossiping Neighbor

Nothing is more wretched than a man who is always out and about, running around in circles. As Pindar says, the poet says, “delving deep in the bowels of the earth” seeking by conjecture what is in the minds of … Continue reading

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The BQ(Q) – Dale

Thanks dale for sharing your story! Name Dale @dalepfrimmer Sex: Male Age (at the time of first BQ): 49 Height: 5’10 Weight (at the time of first BQ): 175 At which marathon did you get your first BQ? 3:24:56 at … Continue reading

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Kelman’s How Late It Was, How Late

How Late It Was How Late James Kelman When I was twenty, I lived in Berkeley California and worked as a tele-fundraiser for a number of large nonprofits. Yes, I was the guy calling to ask you to donate to … Continue reading

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