Collected Miscellany (Micro)

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 either, you can feel untethered in some ways. 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. But I also am not comfortable with the quite often radical concepts and ideas being treated like mainstream or the only sensible view. The speed in which we move from extreme to everybody thinks this, or should, is dizzying.” - me, almost two and a half years ago but still true


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 education. They think of themselves as politically knowledgable and committed, but their political vocabulary, and indeed the entire conceptual structure associated with it, could be written on an index card. They are completely incompetent to deal with the complexities of any real-world situation, which would be sad if they were the only people who suffered from their ignorance, but, alas, they make other people suffer too, so their ignorance is tragic. They are often highly intelligent people, but they have been so badly educated, they are so completely deficient in actual knowledge, that they might as well be dumb as a sack of rocks."– Alan Jacobs


Chilly but fun Hot Chocolate 10K on Sunday. PR for me despite Apple Watch accuracy issues. Steelers gear brought no luck for the game unfortunately 🏃


Finished reading: LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin 📚


Finished reading: Effective Data Storytelling by Brent Dykes 📚 // useful and practical guide to a skill that is increasingly important in all walks of life and fields of work.


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


Finished reading: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher 📚


I’m running the Columbus Hot Chocolate race on Sunday (10K) so decided to get one last 10K in today. Sunshine and 50. Going to to be colder Sunday with 7:30am start… 🏃


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


Curled up for a nap 📸


Drinking Elliotsville Brewing Company Salted Carmel Coldspreso (ale brewed with Nicaraguan coffee). The salted caramel is stronger than the coffee. If you drink cold and sweet coffee drinks this would be along those lines. None of the bitterness or bite of expresso/coffee. Pretty drinkable though… 🍺


After yesterday’s trail adventure, took it easy for today’s group run in terms of miles and pace. Brisk but sunny this morning. 🏃


Gorgeous fall day and day off from work so hit the trails. Turned a 5k into over 10K by mixing up directions and doubling up on a loop 🤷‍♂️ 🏃


Sunset last night at Bryn Du Mansion, Granville, Ohio 📸


Do you ever run just slightly less than 10K and get annoyed because Strava/Apple won’t give you credit for the 10K? No? Me neither… 🏃😊


“Atheism does not bother me even a little bit. Stupidity does. Laziness does. Treating cultures and civilizations as though history began last Thursday—or some weekend 40 years ago when teen-aged you decided you didn’t feel like going to church with your parents—does.” - Kevin Williamson


Nice 10K at the Len Fisher Bridge Run in Delaware, Ohio. Happy with my pace despite a late night and a beer watching a buddy play music at the local watering hole. Beautiful sunrise 🏃


My Apple Watch died the last two times I ran, including last night’s club run, so decided to run in today’s beautiful sunshine. Running a 10K on Saturday. 🏃


My coworker is soaking in the sunshine ☀️


Finished reading: Final Spin by Jocko Willink 📚 // grabbed this at the library yesterday and finished it last night. Quick engaging read, which is what I needed.


In ‘Buyer’s Market,’ Tuition Increases Haven’t Outpaced Inflation


I started my book blog, Collected Miscellany, twenty years ago. Now I don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas?


Pet peeve of mine: every time I buy something getting an email survey 😞


My run club had our Halloween run last night people had trouble guessing my costume but it was easy to run 🏃in 😄


Gorgeous sunrise this morning