It’s Split

September 30, 2008

“It’s split.”

Fair and balanced, for sure.

Thanks to Kos for the link.


On Second Thought….

September 23, 2008

Of all the things that I need to be intentional about, running is not at the top of the list these days. There are simply not enough hours in the day.

So, I’ve deferred my Marine Corps Marathon registration until October 2009, and my race calendar is clear (and will remain so) through the end of this year. I’m not sure what my next race will be. Maybe another February jaunt through the woods of Appomattox….

In the meantime, I’ll try to keep running enough to ensure that the weight that’s been lifted from my shoulders doesn’t relocate to my midsection.


Palin Post

September 7, 2008

Where did she come from?

Alaska, I know.  But you know what I mean.

I haven’t quite gotten a handle on how I feel about Sarah Palin. It’s not that there is any question in my mind about whether I support her – there’s not and I don’t – what I’m still wrestling with is the question of how seriously I should take her.

My initial reaction to McCain’s announcement was that he had attempted a Hail Mary and had thrown an interception instead.  I mean, really –  political experience consisting of less than two years as governor of a state with more reindeer than people, and being city councilor and mayor of a town of 7,000?

At the very least, I concluded that the Republicans had conceded the “experience” argument.

Silly me.  I was ignoring her tenure with the PTA.   

She does give a good speech, I’ll grant that. But, the campaign can’t keep her shielded from interviews forever. It will be fascinating to see how she deals with the press once they start asking the tough questions. And, there is the VP debate to look forward to. Foreign policy, dealing with the lower 48’s domestic issues including a humongous deficit that came about under her guy’s watch, and not appearing to be an extremist on social issues might prove to be, um, challenging for her. We’ll see.

Glad things have gotten interesting, anyway.

Thanks to Mudflats for the Wasilla City Hall photo. Check out the site to “tiptoe through the muck of Alaskan politics.” Interesting stuff.


Anchor Leg

September 1, 2008

My alarm clock is going to ring in 5 hours and hopefully I will get up (and stay up) and run. There are only 54 days left until my next running adventure, and I need to make use of every one of them.

The highlight of my running day tomorrow, however, will be my daughter’s first cross country meet of the season. She has been tapped to run the anchor leg on one of the relay teams, and I don’t know which of us is the more nervous.

Probably me.