Macron’s Dangerous Democracy

Macron’s Dangerous Democracy

H.L. Mencken once offered this definition of democracy: Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. The French people voted in a young, confident Emmanuel Macron in 2017 and, among his promises to the...
Run in Lyon Marathon

Run in Lyon Marathon

The normal progression for a runner goes something like this: a 5K, a 10K, step up to a half marathon, work up to a marathon, and then maybe (if your brain is a little different to the rest…) start thinking about an ultramarathon. In my own running history...
Dancing in the Storm

Dancing in the Storm

After what seems like weeks of very hot weather the heavens finally opened early this morning and it rained. The high temperature today is expected to be about 22°C, a big drop from the 35°C or 36°C of yesterday. And I couldn’t be happier – love summer,...
21 Days Out

21 Days Out

Twenty-one days out from the big dance for the year. Yep, it’s starting to get a bit real, isn’t it? It’s tipped to be a very hot day here in Lyon so I made sure to get out early and get my run in before the sun started making things more difficult...
Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

Ze Park? Eet is Closed!

I woke up at 5:00am. The Parc de la Tete D’Or opens at 6:30am. Was I going to spend an extra hour in bed if I wanted to run around the park? Unlikely. Instead, all I had to do was adjust my notion of what it means to run around the park. The normal running loop...
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