One of my favorite things. Caught a bunch of kids leaning into the wind on top of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. At :30, Kari leans in, too—7 months pregnant with our first son, Will. (2007)
Never thought I’d buy a bell for my bicycle…
… but this looks like a more elegant way to announce myself on my daily commutes than blurting out “LEFT!” Went in for the black one, to match my new commuter.
Back it (and get one), too.
Capitalizing on my wife’s crippling hangover
This fine Sunday morning, I’ve enjoyed a two cups of coffee while revising an important work thing; I’ve backed a Kickstarter project that will prevent me from ever having to blurt “Left!” as I approach people on my daily bike commutes; and, I’ve seen a silhouette of the international space station in front of the moon.
Not too shabby.
Reflections on Silverton
Thank you sponsors!
Great news! The family we donated to on SmallCanBeBig just met their goal of $1,500.
It’s a significant day for this family of six. I feel great to have a played a part in it. I hope you do, too.
You’re a generous group.
About race day (Sunday, Nov 1)
If you happen to be in NYC and wanna see the race, the race organizers have a few suggestions about where to watch it. There’s also a course map, if you’re curious. (It’s a .pdf.)
Early on, my crew will be near mile 18 (on the west side of 1st Ave) and then later, in the park, between miles 23 and 24. If you’d like to meet up, follow @kpopnob on Twitter: she’ll be updating her whereabouts (and posting pics) during the race.
In less than two weeks, I’ll be toeing the line at the 2009 NYC Marathon. Sunday November 1: a day sure to go down in the Annal of Bad Decisions.
If you’re one of the very generous people who has sponsored me on that fateful day, thank you. If you haven’t yet, please take a minute to sponsor one of the miles I’ll run in this year’s NYC marathon, and help a deserving Boston-area family in need. (Donations handled by SmallCanBeBig.)
For those of you who are sick-in-the-head and have wagered on my finishing time, or just wanna track me (or anyone else) that day, check out the race-day runner tracker (available on Oct 26).
Twitter fans: @kpopnob will be posting updates—about the race, and the Will-bot—from the sidelines.