January 2011

I’ve been reading a lot of old comic books lately. Since I love comics, this probably doesn’t sound unusual. But it is. I mean I’ve been reading actual comics (instead of compilations) from the 1950s and 1960s. I find these books entertaining, even though their stories are often dull and repetitive. (The DC comics of […]

Oh, how I look forward to the new year. Not because of resolutions or a fresh start or anything like that, but because that’s when DJ Earworm releases his annual mash-up of the year’s top 25 pop songs. I love it! This year’s remix isn’t as good as the 2009 version (which was simply amazing), […]

One-Mile Time Trial

04 January 2011 · 2 comments

When Kris and I were in Venice in late September, I had the best run of my life. On the morning we left, I woke early to run through the dark and empty cobblestone streets, over bridges and through narrow alleys. It was awesome. That run also rekindled my love for the activity. Running is […]

Born Free

03 January 2011 · 5 comments

When I was a boy, I loved nature films. We saw a lot of these in school, of course, but once in a while, Dad would actually take me to see one in the theater. My favorite nature film was Born Free, about Elsa, the lioness who was raised from a cub by humans in […]

Family Reunion

02 January 2011 · 1 comment

Kris and I attended the Roth family reunion yesterday, as we do every New Year’s Eve. I’ve been going to this reunion ever since I was a little boy. It used to be held in the Smyrna Church between Molalla and Canby. I remember many cold January afternoons spent playing outside or in the kids’ […]

My Goals for 2011

01 January 2011 · 4 comments

Earlier this week, I wrote at Get Rich Slowly about how to set New Year’s resolutions you’ll actually keep. My number-one tip? Make just one major goal every year, and treat that as your top priority. I’m about to be a hypocrite. Major Goals for 2011 I’ve thought a lot about my goals for 2011. […]