Run Like Hell Race Report. November 2013. Whatever triumph we feel, whatever struggle we endure, we must understand it as both unique to the moment of that particular race, and yet essential to the whole of who we are as runners. Read more.
Seattle Versus Portland. November 2013. Attention to detail is everything in elevating a good user experience to a great user experience. The past three months have given me a great opportunity to compare my experience as a resident of the greater Seattle area with my experience as a resident of the greater Portland area. I've been surprised and interested to discover that Portland wins this comparison, and it's all about attention to detail. Read more.
Marrying Nook and Kindle. August 2013. So you want an eInk device with built in lighting that lets you shop from both Barnes & Noble and Amazon for ebooks? Seems like a simple enough request. I embarked on that journey some weeks ago, and while the eventual process was not too complicated, it was a journey fraught with wrong turns and dead ends. I thought I'd put together some guidance so that the road is a little easier for the next traveller. Read more.
The Tale of Bob Hoekman. June 2013. One of the things I absolutely love about the running community is those spontaneous moments of camaraderie we strike up with previously total strangers on race day. This is my race report for the Winthrop Marathon. I'll keep my part relatively short because really this is the tale of Bob Hoekman. Read more.
Mothers Day. May 2013. Dear Mother,
There's something I want you to understand about me and running. I know that the idea of me running marathon distances makes you anxious, and I want that to change. I want it to make you proud: not proud of me and what I've accomplished, but proud of yourself and what you've accomplished. Read more.