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2024-02-27: Currently reading: Bicycle by Jonathan Maskit 📚

2024-01-22: Currently reading: And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness 📚

2024-01-20: Skipped my normal 8:30am Saturday run and glad I did. Warmer with bright sunshine this afternoon. 🏃

2024-01-19: Snow day here in Granville which made my son very happy. ❄️ 📸

2024-01-18: “There is a lot of craziness out there, but it’s hard to persuade people they need renewal, even …

2024-01-17: Wonderful set off photos from Jay Nordlinger of Cincinnati. He notes the amount of murals, something …

2024-01-13: Who gets up on a cold and windy Saturday morning? Um, me, it seems. Somewhere along the line I …

2024-01-04: “But what if that’s not how virtue works? What if after having cast out every unclean thing …

2024-01-04: Currently reading: How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization by Mary …

2024-01-04: The Perks of Slow Running 🏃

2024-01-02: Started off 2024 with a 5K. Was trying to push my pace. Was fine for first mile or two but died on …

2024-01-01: Finished reading: The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman 📚 / ended 2023 with novella, started …

2023-12-30: Jonah Goldberg on being ideologically and philosophically a modernist and temperamentally and …

2023-12-26: Finished reading: The Christmas Guest by Peter Swanson 📚 // great Christmas novella that can be read …

2023-12-25: Currently reading: The Christmas Guest by Peter Swanson 📚

2023-12-25: Did a Running Advent this December. Starting on 12/1 you run .5mi and then add .5 each day until you …

2023-12-25: Got an invite to Bluesky so I got that going for me.. @kholtsberry.bsky.social

2023-12-21: Ohio Statehouse 📸

2023-12-21: Finished reading: My Darling Detective by Howard Norman 📚 // I have read a decent amount of Howard …

2023-12-19: Finished reading: The Navigating Fox by Christopher Rowe 📚 // left me wanting more, great world …

2023-12-19: Fun run 🏃 on Sunday as part of the ASICS Novoblast Tour in Columbus. Got to demo Superblasts and get …

2023-12-14: Currently reading: The Navigating Fox by Christopher Rowe 📚

2023-12-14: Book Review: Into Siberia Finished reading: Into Siberia by Gregory J. Wallance 📚 // A fascinating account of George …

2023-12-12: The world could use more jerks - Megan McArdle

2023-11-23: Can really tell how running farther has impacted my leg strength and speed. Ran 5K last night and …

2023-11-22: I don’t want to put a sign in my yard. I don’t want to wear a ribbon or t-shirt or march in a parade or protest. “If you don’t really want to “go along, to get along” but you don’t want to argue and fight …

2023-11-20: It’s difficult to overstate how completely young intellectuals have been betrayed by their education. “It’s difficult to overstate how completely young intellectuals have been betrayed by their …

2023-11-20: Chilly but fun Hot Chocolate 10K on Sunday. PR for me despite Apple Watch accuracy issues. Steelers …

2023-11-18: Finished reading: LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin 📚

2023-11-14: Finished reading: Effective Data Storytelling by Brent Dykes 📚 // useful and practical guide to a …

2023-11-14: Currently reading: Thank You. I’m Sorry. Tell Me More. by Rod Wilson 📚

2023-11-13: Finished reading: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher 📚

2023-11-13: I’m running the Columbus Hot Chocolate race on Sunday (10K) so decided to get one last 10K in today. …

2023-11-13: Thinking about: Can a focus on social mobility save higher education? Some experts say yes

2023-11-13: Curled up for a nap 📸

2023-11-12: Drinking Elliotsville Brewing Company Salted Carmel Coldspreso (ale brewed with Nicaraguan coffee). …

2023-11-11: After yesterday’s trail adventure, took it easy for today’s group run in terms of miles and pace. …

2023-11-10: Gorgeous fall day and day off from work so hit the trails. Turned a 5k into over 10K by mixing up …

2023-11-08: Sunset last night at Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio 📸

2023-11-06: Do you ever run just slightly less than 10K and get annoyed because Strava/Apple won’t give you …

2023-11-06: “Atheism does not bother me even a little bit. Stupidity does. Laziness does. Treating …

2023-11-04: Nice 10K at the Len Fisher Bridge Run in Delaware, Ohio. Happy with my pace despite a late night and …

2023-11-02: My Apple Watch died the last two times I ran, including last night’s club run, so decided to run in …

2023-11-02: My coworker is soaking in the sunshine ☀️

2023-11-01: Finished reading: Final Spin by Jocko Willink 📚 // grabbed this at the library yesterday and …

2023-11-01: In ‘Buyer’s Market,’ Tuition Increases Haven’t Outpaced Inflation

2023-10-31: I started my book blog, Collected Miscellany, twenty years ago. Now I don’t know what to do …

2023-10-31: Pet peeve of mine: every time I buy something getting an email survey 😞

2023-10-26: My run club had our Halloween run last night people had trouble guessing my costume but it was easy …

2023-10-25: Gorgeous sunrise this morning

2023-10-24: “The idea that there’s just tens of millions of Americans who want a woman to have a baby then don’t …

2023-10-19: Thanks for the sticker @jean

2023-10-17: Ran my first official half marathon on Sunday. Had a great experience and was pleased with my time. …

2023-10-10: Currently reading: Effective Data Storytelling by Brent Dykes 📚

2023-10-09: Finished reading: The Road by Cormac McCarthy 📚 // A hard book to rate and review. The language was …

2023-10-09: “We’re all Cotton Mather in the long term, and we’re Hunter Biden in the short term.” - …

2023-10-05: Nerd alert! Picked up this bundle from Liberty Fund. Now just need to find time to read them…

2023-09-28: Finished reading: King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green 📚 // I …

2023-09-28: Book Banning and a Sane World “In a sane world, the term “ban” would be reserved for books whose sale and circulation are illegal …

2023-09-26: Celebrating Ohio Pint Day 2023 🍺

2023-09-26: Want to read: The Road by Cormac McCarthy 📚

2023-09-26: “Sen. Lee knows the U.S. flag when he sees it. If he knows U.S. interests when he sees them, …

2023-09-26: Sorry, I can’t seem to find how to easily cross post to WordPress. Can you point me to …

2023-09-22: I love how easy it is to blog using micro.blog but there is one small problem… I don’t …

2023-09-13: Finished reading: Musical Tables by Billy Collins 📚

2023-09-13: Currently reading: Why the Bible Began by Jacob L. Wright 📚

2023-09-13: Finished reading: Evil Things by Katja Ivar 📚// Scandinavia Noir frustrates me, and yet I keep …

2023-09-09: Another Saturday = Just Another Ten Mile Run. Five weeks until my half marathon 🏃

2023-09-06: Finished reading: Fifty Places to Run Before You Die by Chris Santella 📚// if you enjoy running and …

2023-09-06: Currently reading: Evil Things by Katja Ivar 📚

2023-09-04: Currently reading: Fifty Places to Run Before You Die by Chris Santella 📚

2023-09-02: Currently reading: Forgiveness by Matthew Ichihashi Potts 📚

2023-09-02: Finished reading: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 📚 / still wrestling with and thinking …

2023-09-02: “Thinking about the Holocaust is like staring into an abyss and hoping it will not stare back. It is …

2023-09-01: America

2023-09-01: Currently reading: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne 📚

2023-08-31: Finished reading: A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul 📚 // I absolutely adore Everyman’s Library …

2023-08-30: Using the Nike Run Club app to train for a half marathon in October. Did intervals on Monday based …

2023-08-30: Currently reading: A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul 📚 // bought this on a recent trip to …

2023-08-30: Football season is upon us! I updated my running gear to reflect this. 🏃

2021-05-28: American Utopia by David Byrne My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was so excited the local library was open …

2021-02-08: Jesus Christ asked forgiveness for those who were nailing him to a cross. Do we think we have it …

2021-02-03: Epistemology is social. We decide what to believe by deciding who to believe. When we believe the …

2021-02-01: Currently reading: A Glorious Liberty: Frederick Douglass and the Fight for an Antislavery …

2021-02-01: Last year I posted my excitement about reading Breaking Bread With The Dead by @ayjay. Then took a …

2021-01-31: A Prayer of Confession “God of wisdom and truth, you call us to listen and follow your word to us, but we confess that too …

2021-01-28: “Who’s to blame? Well, a perfectly reasonable explanation is that the public has lost all trust in …

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2021-01-27: In case you need something to make you smile, Indigo says hello

2021-01-26: Helpful two minute video on dealing with frustration

2020-09-08: Can’t wait to dig into the timely book from @ayjay

2020-08-19: One of the benefits of #WFH is being able to go to the local coffee shop and spend a few minutes …

2020-07-06: “Instead of clear rules, rationally conceived and universally applied, the new rules are opaque, …