Reached my first half-marathon distance : )

I am entering the half-marathon event in a few weeks in the Saskatoon Mogathon. This will be my first race at this distance. Over the last couple of weeks I have been doing my long runs with my friend Vince - who has ran some marathons - which has been a welcome way to livin up what can otherwise be a long, boring run.

I am happy to say that two nights ago I completed the 21.1km (13.1 mile) distance for the first time. Though it was a slow time - over 2:35 - it was great to accomplish the feat.


Arkells - Come to Light

Here is one of my favourite songs over the summer. "Come to Light" by the Arkells. Enjoy.


Chromebooks: Reliable and affordable

I recently purchased a Google Chromebook. Chromebooks are different from traditional computers because they run on the Chrome Operating System (OS) and the central focus is the browser. Internet connectivity is thus quite important. Another distinction is that installing native apps (local programs) is not possible ( by default ). The hard drive and amount of memory are also much smaller then computers that do focus on native applications.


Big Game 7 Tonight: Habs-Bruins

Tonight Boston and Montreal square off in the decisive game of their quarterfinal series. It has been a hard fought contest and Montreal has looked very good. Either team can win and should go on to the cup final. What it will come down to are a few key things...


Favourite Albums of 2013

Embarassing, that almost half of 2014 has passed. I suppose I have been busy...

Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away Alela Dianne - About Farewell

Words of Wisdom

Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.

Franz Kafka

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)

This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:

Hold that chrysalis in your palm See it split and change It won't do you any harm It's just trying to rearrange

It was born to live a day Now it flies up from your hand It's beautiful It's the one they call your ever loving man

Wolves have carried your babies away Oh, your kids drip from their teeth The nights are long and the day Is bitter cold beyond belief...

...Close your eyes, sleep in him Dream of your lost sons and daughters Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin And glide up and down the waters

The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.


nick cave-midnight man

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