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About me

Gender Male
Industry Education
Occupation Graphic Design
Introduction I'm a 50-something fella who's been running off and on (mostly off...well at least during the 90's) since the age of 20. I've decided that this old, fat guy needs to share his running thoughts with the whole freakin' world. Why? I dunno, I just do. I live in a Pico Rivera with a long suffering wife and three loverly children, one grand child, two dogs and a fish. I attended local colleges majoring in journalism and history. I currently work at a major univeristy in the Southland in graphic design...welcome to this, my sorry excuse for a blog on running and my running adventures.
Interests In no particular order: reading, running, baseball, golf, the Church (history and theology, the family, music and history (western, european, 20th century).
Favorite Movies Patton, the Quiet Man, My Favorite Year, Chariots of Fire, National Lampoon's Vacation, Caddyshack, The Longest Day, O Brother Where Art Thou, A Hard Days Night, The Magnificent Seven, The Road to Rio, Zorba the Greek, Therese, Citizen Kane, Rio Bravo, The Searchers, El Dorado (with John Wayne), Duck Soup and Horsefeathers.
Favorite Music Los Lobos, Robert Earl Keen, The Beatles (early stuff), Johnny Cash, Calexico, Wilco, Black Keys, Grip Weeds, Cecilia Bartoli, Thomas Quasthoff, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and Trick of the Tail - Genesis, Berliner Messe - Arvo Part, The Passions of St. John and St. Matthew - Bach, Missa Solemnis - Beethoven, Jesus Blood - Gavin Bryars, Krupa vs. Rich - Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich, A Curious Feeling - Tony Banks, Village Preservation - The Kinks, The Who Sing My Generation - The Who, The Who Live at Leeds (remastered) - The Who, Eric Clapton - Live at the Rainbow 1974, Concert for George...and lot's of other stuff.
Favorite Books Rain of Gold - Victor Villasenor, The Right Stuff - Tom Wolfe, Hoopla - Harry Stein, Witness to Hope: the Life of John Paul II - George Weigel, The Path to Rome - Hillaire Belloc, Orthodoxy - G.K. Chesterton, Chronicles of Wasted Time - Malcolm Muggeride, Viper's Tangle - Francois Mauriac, Leisure - Josef Peiper, Father Elijah - Michael O'Brien, The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn, Don Quixote - Cervantes, Paradiso - Dante, The Babe - Robert Creamer, Baseball in 1941 - Robert Creamer, On Being Catholic - Thomas Howard