Facebook OutGoogling Google?

They say you don’t know when the market hit its peak until after it has. Maybe the same can be said for other trendy peaks and valleys.  According to hitwise.com, Facebook leads the world’s internet sites in both visits and pageviews. 10.28% of all visits on the net give Facebook a 3% edge over Google.[…]

An Experiment of Many?

James Taylor wrote (melodically, of course), “The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.” I think JT was correct. Having said that, I am currently participating in an experiment with the other members of the planet (yes, that means you,  too). This is an experiment that I have been methodically examining for some[…]

You Gotta Wanna!

Today is one of those days. It looks cold, snow is falling and the wind is blowing it parallel to the ground. I don’t wanna run. But when I finish these paragraphs. I will head upstairs, properly layer and head out for 7 or 8 miles. Why you ask? I’ll tell you…. I wanna more[…]

The Road Less Traveled???

Run Log 3It turned as it does every year, abruptly. One day you’re running in shorts and a T-Shirt and the next it’s tights, long sleeves and a vest. I could have gone either way this morning. After 11 miles yesterday, I could have easily ignored that The Plan called for an easy 6 today[…]

Socks, Sales and Teaching

I was shopping at a local running store the other day looking for socks. For most people, socks are socks and I will confess that in most moments of my existence I feel precisely the same: socks are socks. Today I was educated about the importance of quality socks if I were planning to log[…]

Run Log 2

I’m suitably jazzed. Ran 48 miles last week, had a fantastic 12 mile run Saturday and watched hours and hours of the New York City Marathon yesterday. I’ve run 15 marathons in my day and ran New York in 1993, 94 and 98. I have to admit, it’s an incredible experience AND a logistical masterpiece.[…]

Listen Up!

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Who Dat? Me Dat!

I’ve been in New Orleans for less than 24 hours and I received my first “who dat?” I was running down St. Peter near Royal Street and some random guy cleaning in front of an establishment of questionable morals (not judging, though), said “Yo, who dat, man?” I returned with, “me dat!” And I speak[…]

What, no Yankees/Phillies?

Major League baseball is spinning its low television ratings. After getting “stuck” with the World Series the advertisers didn’t want (San Francisco vs. Texas, just in case you missed it, instead of New York and Philadelphia), they have managed to give the event an interesting perspective. It’s “an increase of +8% when compared to the[…]

Off to New Orleans

Leaving today for the National Association of Realtors Convention in New Orleans. I have mixed feelings about the days ahead as I have a love/hate relationships with conventions. I love conference-type events and any kind of gathering based on educating its people scores points with me. I also love the attitudes most attendees bring to[…]