Formula 1 racing may be the best show in motorsports that nobody knows about. It seems that way in the U.S., anyway, where the media coverage is NASCAR NASCAR NASCAR IndyCar NASCAR NASCAR. But give me a choice between oval racing and road racing, and I'll take the twists and turns of a road course … Continue reading Australian GP
Stretched out in front of us was a ribbon of muck, sprinkled liberally with puddles of water. Our shoes, when we'd pull them up out of the mud, made a sucking sound that would make Ross Perot proud. "This," the starter told us," is the best-groomed part of the course." And he wasn't kidding. We … Continue reading Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon
David Gray was in town last night, for a concert at the Touhill Center at UMSL. We saw him about nine years ago, on the White Ladder Tour, and I don't think he'd been to St. Louis since then. He was great then, and even better this time. It was my first time at the … Continue reading David Gray at the Touhill
I own one working watch. And it doesn't tell time. It's my Garmin Forerunner 305, a GPS running watch that I got last summer. It tells me how long I've been running and how far I've gone (down to the 1/100 of a mile), how fast my heart is beating, how fast I ran the last mile, and any number of other things. It could also tell me the time of day, but I've just never set that function, because I only wear it while I'm running anyway. The rest of the time, I rely on...
A letter came in the mail today, from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Admistration, U.S. Census Bureau. In great big letters above my address, it said "United States Census 2010." Oh goody, I thought, it's our census form! But certainly our census form is going to be more than one page, and … Continue reading A Letter From The Government