May, Corbyn, or None of the Above?

May, Corbyn, or None of the Above?

So who do the British think is best placed to lead the country? On the one side there is Theresa May, the Conservative leader, current Prime Minister, and the preferred choice of 33% of voters. On the other side is Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, socialist...
Random Citations

Random Citations

It’s been some time since I have published anything academic yet, from time to time, I’ll get an email letting me know I’ve been cited in a paper, a published article, or a thesis. Thanks, Google Scholar! I pretty much stopped writing academic papers...
Australian Attitude?

Australian Attitude?

There’s an article in the¬†Sydney Morning Herald today about the difficulties that university graduates are having getting a job these days. It’s not a long piece but, man, if there isn’t some atrocious thinking uncovered in there. On my reading it...
A Challenge for January

A Challenge for January

So I am still not running – week two of the recovery/rest for the tendinitis is underway – but I am thinking about running and specifically about what I will be running next year. I ran a nice Fat Ass 100K this past January and it seemed to set me up well...
No London Marathon For Me

No London Marathon For Me

The Virgin Money London Marathon is not the Boston Marathon. There’s no qualifying time to get in and you just throw your name in the hat and see if you are drawn out with a bib for the race. Oh sure, there are other ways of a guaranteed run if you are mighty...
Ultrarunning and Racing Yourself

Ultrarunning and Racing Yourself

A few months back I ran the Challenge Contre La Faim in Lyon. It was a kilometer or so around the loop and I ran as hard as I could for the ninety minutes we had on the course. Most everyone else running the event did the same, and those that walked did the same at a...