Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
We spent this morning hiking the trails of Monteverde Forest Preserve at 4000' elevation on the Continental Divide. Fantastically high ferns, moss-covered trees rising 200' to the sky covered with multiple varieties of orchids and epiphytes. What is an epiphyte? A plant that lives on its host in a non-parasitic relationship, that is it draws its minerals and water from the clouds and mist in the air.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
The first 27 miles were flat on asphalt bike path so I tried to run as slow as I could and stay on the dirt sides as much as possible. I reached 27.4M in 3:24 -- plenty fast for me at my advanced age but I felt just fine. The final half of the race was scenic rolling single track trail through beautiful meadows with wildflowers interspersed with sections of forest. I hit cruise mode and passed about ten people up until the "Last Gasp" aide station at mile 47.6. The final 2.4 miles were up a steep road and here I flagged a bit getting passed at the last minute by two runners: one of them Tim Twietmeyer who has run the race 29 of the 30 times it has been run with a PR of 6:05 on the course. Rebekka followed my trek in style in our rented Cadillac STS, saving the day by returning to me 10 miles later the water bottle I had inadvertently discarded that held all my salt tablets! She had to really scurry along the course as I ran faster than advertised!
Winner Anton Krupicka's AR50 race report
My finish: 7 hours 13 minutes; 1st 50 - 59 age group; 24th overall
Monday, April 07, 2008
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
The "On The Table" primary challenge movement started in San Francisco with Shirley Golub is spreading all over the country.
Mark Welyczko in OR-01, Joe Walsh in OR-03 and Nancy Moran in OR-05 are "The Impeach Team", putting the heat on their districts to put them in the impeachment column to support H.Res 799 to impeach Dick Cheney, and to support Wexler's call for impeachment hearings.
Larisa Alexandrovna: Of Violent Sex Crimes Covered up by your Tax Dollars
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
End the war on terror as a legal paradigm; abolish military commissions, and restore FISA.
Vanity Fair: The Green Light As the first anniversary of 9/11 approached, and a prized Guantánamo detainee wouldn’t talk, the Bush administration’s highest-ranking lawyers argued for extreme interrogation techniques, circumventing international law, the Geneva Conventions, and the army’s own Field Manual. The attorneys would even fly to Guantánamo to ratchet up the pressure—then blame abuses on the military. Philippe Sands follows the torture trail, and holds out the possibility of war crimes charges.
Kirst's Earthship's Adventures in Taos
Larisa Alexandrovna: Torture Americana
TomGram: Howard Zinn: End of Empire
Figure out how to watch "Garbage Warrior" a documentary on Earthship builder Michael Reynolds...
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Bill Gross on the credit meltdown: Pyramids Crumbling
The Collapse Party A new party whose time has come? We need to confront our impending collapse. Is "the Collapse Party" going to surge on our two-party system as we implode like the old Soviet Union?
Dmitry Orlov: The Five Stages of Collapse (We are in the first stage -- credit collapse)
World Food Prices Soar as Asia consumes more
LA Times: Perfect Storm of Hunger in the Third World
Review of Dmitry Orlov's "Re-Inventing Collapse"