Category: Musings

On Shoes and Walking

I am a runner. I’ve run 4 marathons. I haven’t been running the last 2 years due to an inflamed Ilio-tibial band. And in that time, I’ve been consciously seeking out information about running form and shoes. You see, I have a low arch, which made it extremely painful for me to run any distance

What will happen in Iran and Why does it matter?

Iran is front and center in all major new outlets these days. Iran has been the errant relative of the international community the last few decades, and has shot into prominence since George W Bush’s moronic invention of the ‘Axis of Evil’. Iran fared prominently in the last major international political event – the US

I apparently live in a clean city!

The American Lung Association just came out with its 2009 State of the Air report. Many large metropolitan areas don’t fare well on the list – including places like San Diego, Kansas City, Cincinnati (!) and Charlotte (NC). Of course, New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas shouldn’t surprise anyone by making it to the

Great Year in Movies

2008 has to be one of the best years in movie history. Some years, there is hardly a movie worth the Oscar. This year, there were more than a handful. After watching The Dark Knight, I was sure it would win a Best Director for Chris Nolan. But along came Danny Boyle with Slumdog Millionaire