Mr. Greg's Musings

My take on books, canoes, running, current events, movies, music (especially jazz and fado), science, technology and life its ownself

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Like I was saying (via Facebook)

Outstanding! "What happened in Indiana can be described in a tight dozen words: A few Christians made a prejudiced law and their governor pretended they didn't. The good news for my daughter is that the outcry, from within the state and without, from other religious people to politicians and beyond to employers and athletes and celebrities, has been loud and clear. It will follow everyone involved for years. For this much your kids already know: Nobody likes a bully or a liar."

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Like I was saying (via Facebook)

Advice for sportswriters in the AP Stylebook update that arrived in my inbox today, with applicability for writers of all kinds. A team losing a game is not a "disaster." Home runs are homers, not "dingers," "jacks" or "bombs." A player scored 10 straight points, not 10 "unanswered" points. If a football team scores two touchdowns and the opponent doesn't come back, say it "never trailed" rather than "never looked back." In short, avoid hackneyed words and phrases, redundancies and exaggerations. Or put another way, to thine own self be true, will ya?

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Spring has sprung, a leak



I never sign up for winter marathons because I don't like running in the cold for hours. After the Circular Logic 26.2 miler today. Oops. Never mind. (It's technically spring anyway.)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

All thumbs



I was able to carry all this stuff in one hand and unlock my office with the other because I have opposable thumbs, unlike some cats...Larry.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

I must be in the front row



I'm going to see Wayne Shorter in about 15 minutes, and I mean really see him.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sippin' a brew



DC Brau in a sippy cup to go with Cristina Pato playing the (Galician) bagpipes. I'm pretty damn excited, or lit, or both.

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No matter how cold and wet you are...



Soggy but satisfying Rock 'n' Roll DC half marathon this morning. I think it was the socks. That's three.

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Monday, March 09, 2015

Golf fast

Heh, heh, heh, new IOSF event. Golf for time as well as score, with a run between holes.

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