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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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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: LaValle’s The Changeling

A book that starts out as a heartwarming tale of parenthood, turns real dark, real fast, and ends up a surreal exploration of a world of monsters, cults, and heartbroken parents in New York City. Kinda about parenthood, kinda about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI David Grann This is a story of a mass murder. The murdered were members of the Osage tribe of Native Americans, who, for a host of … Continue reading

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