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A Psalm for the Wild-Built

Title: A Psalm for the Wild-Built Author: Becky Chambers Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: I typically read one fiction book each year. I have no real reason for this other than I noticed a few years ago … Continue reading

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Mediocre

Title: Mediocre Author: Ijeoma Oluo Completed: June 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: There aren’t a lot of authors I return to for new books. Many seem to cover similar topics in a slightly different light and present it as … Continue reading

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Seventy48 Race Report

TL;DR – I finished the Seventy48 race, kayaking 70 miles from Tacoma to Port Townsend in 15.5 hours and I’m ready to sign up for next year. One of the lessons I’ve learned from doing various long distance events is … Continue reading

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Seventy48

I’m often looking for a way to challenge myself and last year while listening to a Beer on the Run podcast, I found something that will push my limits. Jack and Clint were interviewing Joel Ballezza, mostly about his running … Continue reading

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Have Fun Out There Or Not

Title: Have Fun Out There Or Not: The Semi-Rad Running Essays Author: Brendan Leonard Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Back in late 2012 or early 2013, Matty and I started planning a fun birthday celebration. Our birthdays … Continue reading

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Relax, It’s Just God

Title: Relax, It’s Just God: How and Why to Talk to Your Kids About Religion When You’re Not Religious Author: Wendy Thomas Russell Completed: May 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: My daughter has started asking questions about religion and … Continue reading

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Too High and Too Steep

Title: Too High & Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle’s Topography Author: David B. Williams Completed: Apr 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Wow, I really enjoyed this book. It is staggering just how much the landscape of Seattle changed because people … Continue reading

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My rebar dragonfly

When a neighbor offers you 12x 20′ pieces of 1/2″ rebar, you need to find interesting things to do with it.

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1493

Title: 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Author: Charles C. Mann Completed: Apr 2022 (Full list of books) Overview: Last year I read 1491, the book that tells the other half of the story. It was an enjoyable read, … Continue reading

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Go Loud For Local

For about the last decade, March has meant mustache time… and rarely a standard mustache. For example, this year I’m going with a question mark design: Years ago, some friends had a tradition of growing mustaches for the month. I … Continue reading

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