Archive for September 2012

26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause

26.2 Miles, Three Brothers, One Cause
Jeff Goad was out playing softball when he took a swing with the bat—and fractured two vertebrae. Just swinging the bat! Obviously, this isn’t normal and after extensive testing, he learned the reason: Jeff has multiple myeloma, an incurable white blood cell cancer that affects the plasma cells. Multiple myeloma makes up just one-percent of... Read more »

Learn from your kids, not with them

Learn from your kids, not with them
Over the years, my three kids have taken all sorts of lessons and classes: art, music, Taekwondo, rowing, gymnastics, dancing—to name a few. And over the years I’ve also noticed a disturbing trend, mostly with the sports instructors—they encourage me to take these lessons with my children. I know they’re just trying to drum up... Read more »

On the anniversary of 9/11, I have much to be thankful for

On the anniversary of 9/11, I have much to be thankful for
On the anniversary of 9/11, I’m grateful I still have a job flying jets. I’m grateful to my fellow pilots and passengers for getting back on airplanes in the wake of the terrorist attacks. I’m grateful we didn’t let them win.   NEVER FORGET: United Airlines Flight 175 American Airlines Flight 77 United Airlines Flight... Read more »
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I hate the first day of school

I hate the first day of school
Okay, maybe not the first day per se, but what the first day portends. The first day is always exciting and sort of fun. It’s every day after that. I’m pretty sure I’m an anomaly, but I don’t like back to school. Back to school starts the program that has me feeling like I’ve been... Read more »

Transitioning to Vibram Running Shoes: Part 6, One uphill climb has me hit my stride

Transitioning to Vibram Running Shoes: Part 6, One uphill climb has me hit my stride
After taking a few weeks off from the Vibrams because of some heel pain, I went for a run in them again Saturday. I did 1.2 miles. No running in my Pumas before or after the Vibrams. I wanted to see if they were or were not the heel-pain culprits (In the mean time, I... Read more »