A couple of weeks ago we were supposed to meet out contractor, Mike the Plumber, as he likes to call himself, at a restaurant and pub for a drink to discuss the finishing our basement. At one point, the conversation shifted to cyclists and Mike became quite adamant about how cyclists were unsafe and didn’tContinue reading “My Dinner with Mike”
Author Archives: Paul
So the reality of my late summer athletic commitments has finally settled in. I’m training for both a September marathon (the tiny Tunnel Lite marathon) and the August 50-mile cancer fund-raising bike ride (Obliteride). What this means… I need to run five days a week including one long run on Saturday and one hill orContinue reading “Double Dipping”
Fred and William Hutchinson
As you may have read, I am riding in a cycling event, Obliteride, that is a fund-raised for the cancer institute where I also work and have worked for the past 9+ years, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. What, you ask? Why is the place you work named Fred Hutchinson and what does that haveContinue reading “Fred and William Hutchinson”
Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?
It’s been over nine years since I started working at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, or as we like to call it “Fred Hutch” or just “The Hutch”. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was established in 1975 by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of his brother, Fred, who died of lung cancer inContinue reading “Why Obliteride and Fred Hutch?”
Ending My Sounds of Silence
Like many bloggers out there, I started with a bunch of ideas that I wanted to get out into the blogspace last year, and then got distracted and this blog has suffered. Let’s see if I can restart this thing and put out something that others may be able to benefit from. Catching Up SinceContinue reading “Ending My Sounds of Silence”
New Clinical Trial: Eat Like a Mediterranean!
A new clinical trial gives strong scientific proof that that the so-called Mediterranean Diet is the real thing. Tasty AND cuts your risk of cardiovascular incidents by 30%! NY Times Article New England Journal of Medicine article
Electronic Lives That Live On
Many years ago during the 90’s I knew a very nice guy, a professional acquaintance named Michael Groh. He was the editor of an Microsoft Access magazine that competed with a Microsoft Access journal I edited but we got along just fine even if our publishers didn’t at the time. We both moved on fromContinue reading “Electronic Lives That Live On”
My New Goal: Eugene Marathon in April!
New goal: training for Eugene Marathon on April 28th and using it to qualify for Boston next April. Post Script I did it! I qualified for Boston with a time of 3:39:22.
2013 is Coming into Focus
Boy, I haven’t posted in a while. Sorry about that. Bet you’ve heard that one before. It’s funny how you can be so gung ho for a time period, posting like mad. Sometimes, even having to wait to space out your blog posts. While other times, you just get busy—like me for the past monthContinue reading “2013 is Coming into Focus”
Maintenance Plan Meets Honeymoon
So it’s been four weeks since we left for Italy to get married and honeymoon with a brief stop in New York on the way home. The Plan When we left, I had dropped 15 pounds and Zanna had lost 10. Our plan for our trip was a noble one: ease up a bit butContinue reading “Maintenance Plan Meets Honeymoon”