Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Run

Just a heads up, this post is gonna be a long one. Nate, would you go so far as to call it a marathon post? Nah, I wouldn’t go that far. Maybe just halfway. I think one of the reasons … Continue reading

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How (Not) to (Not) Train for a Half-Marathon

While in Nairobi, on your way to Ethiopia, agree to go for a run for a friend. Do not be deterred by the fact you do not have running shoes. Tell yourself that “just one run” couldn’t do any harm. … Continue reading

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Do it for the Remembering Self

Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist and probably one of the most influential thinkers alive in the world today, has recent research that focuses on the disconnect between what he calls the “experiencing self” and the “remembering self”. The “experiencing self” is … Continue reading

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Addis!

A few times in my hometown of Vancouver, Washington, the grid has lost power, and the streetlights have stopped working. During those times, when cars go one at a time from each direction, taking turns, I have thought “this is … Continue reading

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Meles Zenawi: kind of a boss

My return to bloggerdom, and perhaps even readership, continues today! For those who are not up on their African politics, Meles Zenawi was the Prime Minister of Ethiopia (where I not so coincidentally just visited) from 1991 until his death … Continue reading

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The Right Attitude

So in the time since I’ve last blogged, I have spent a week in Ethiopia, decided to “run” a half-marathon with only two week’s training (no Mom, I don’t want to hear about how bad of an idea that is) … Continue reading

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