Run the 2009 NYC Half-Marathon for the Fresh Air Fund


I received an e-mail from a representative of the Fresh Air Fund asking me to post the below opportunity to run the NYC Half-Marathon on August 16th as a Fresh-Air Fund-Racer – sounds like a great cause! Below is the text of the annoouncement: “The Fresh Air Fund is looking for runners and sponsors to […]

Roger Bannister: Video of the First Sub 4-Minute Mile

I’ve recently been listening to the audiobook version of “The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It” by Neal Bascomb. The book recounts the story of Roger Bannister, John Landy, and Wes Santee as they competed to become the first runner to break the 4-minute mile barrier. It’s […]

ColorSchemer ColorPix: An Easy Way to Identify Color Hex Codes

One of the issues I have run into frequently while working on my blogs and/or the webpages that I maintain is the ability to easily identify Hex codes for colors that I like. The color Hex code (or Hexadecimal code) is a six digit/letter combination used to identify specific colors in HTML or on CSS […]

Running With Dogs – Tips from a Dog Runner


I’ve written a few posts recently (here and here) about running with my 2-year-old black lab named Jack (his classic “take me for a run!” look can be seen in the picture to the left). This has gotten me thinking about the general topic of running with dogs, so I hopped onto Google and began […]

A Dog Running Milestone: Jack Breaks 20 Miles in a Week


In an earlier dog running post, I talked about how my favorite running partner is a 2-year-old black lab named Jack. He’s an awesome pup (most of the time!), and an enthusiastic runner. Until this summer, Jack would accompany me on runs once or twice a week, and it was usually at times when I […]

LinkWithin Widget: Add Related Post Links to Your Blog Posts in Blogger


I’ve been tinkering with my blog design quite a bit lately (hopefully for the better!), and just came across another really useful widget that allows you to add links to related posts from your blog to the bottom of each of your blog posts. The links are generated automatically, and if there’s an image in […]

MyFreeCopyright: Protect Your Blog Content


I’ve been reading some blogging tips on the Playgroups are No Place for Children blog (very helpful!) and noticed a badge on the site for a service called myfreecopyright. I’ve been thinking about copyright issues relating to this blog a lot since I’ve already found a few sites through Google Alerts that have strange mashups […]

What’s Up With This Weather???


The picture below from The Weather Channel pretty much sums up this summer so far for me. Nothing else to say…

Obesity in America: 2009 Rankings Are In


Image via Wikipedia Just read a report on the state of obesity in America titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America 2009“. The study, conducted by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, showed that “adult obesity rates increased in 23 states and did not decrease […]

Firefox 3.5: Shadow Effects


Image via Wikipedia With the official arrival of Firefox 3.5 yesterday (I’ve been using the beta for awhile), one of the features I’m most excited about is the ability to add shadow effects to webpage elements using CSS. If you’ve installed FF 3.5, you can see the “box-shadow” effect in action on the header, top […]