Friday, January 18, 2008

Chess Legend Dies

Chess legend, Bobby Fischer, died at his home in Iceland today. He was 64. He turned out to be quite an ass later in up his US citizenship, moving to Iceland, becoming a recluse. I hope he passed surrounded with some friends or family. that's two icons from my past in just over a week. Oh, and Dan Fogelberg died a few weeks ago as well! Wassup!
But there's still Stephen King, Steve Jobs, CSN&Y, Sir David Attenborough, Garrison Keillor, and many other. I'm good...

Friday, January 11, 2008

Mt. Everest Legend

What can I say...he was "The Man" in mountain climbing circles. Sir Edmund Hillary passed away the other day from a heart attack, of all things. Click here for his video-obituary.
I'll always remember a book I read as a boy of about 12 years old called "On Top of the World," the story of his ascent with Tenzing Norgay. I must have read it 100 times. Anyway, it's a great loss to the adventurers of the world.

Friday, January 04, 2008

A Dog of a Day

There are not many dogs on the planet that really tolerate this kind of stuff...but Courage is one of them. Snuggled in his bed, Courage welcomed Greeta to hang out and relax. I'm not sure if Greeta was really asleep, but it would have been easy to do so!
Courage...a great family dog indeed!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

Well, it's a new year and all is well. I finally got my first pair of real trail-runing shoes and look forward to putting them to the test this year. If I can remain injury-free, my first big race will be the Flying Pig marathon in May. I am also looking at my first ultra (50K) in October. We will see how it goes.
The family is good, but it's back to school and work tomorrow...yuck!