On Running and Deer Hunts
I started running a few months ago, not because I was looking for a new hobby but because it becomes impossible to get a pick-up basketball game at the Rec Center before five oclock. I needed to do something to exercise, so I started willing my relatively large frame around. I went from running three miles to five miles to a career best of seven-and-a-half miles. My runs take me from my homebase...
The Benefits of the Smoking Ban
An incredible thing happened last night. My wife and I went to Mario’s Fishbowl for wings (they have the best in town, a point I will not argue about). We sat and talked and ate our wings and paid and left. We came home and curled up on the couch. We watched Breaking Bad’s scintillating season premier. You might say, “That doesn’t count as incredible!” It would be...
Wonderful Fracking News For Those Who Are Insane
I think we can safely describe this report as concerning. The report details a company getting rid of fracking fluid - a supposedly safe substance if you ask drilling’s supporters - by simply spraying it into a forest. What happened immediately after? Almost everything on the acreage sprayed died. The undergrowth went first, then most of the trees a few weeks later. You can read more about...
Jim Manilla Elected Morgantown's Mayor
Geez. Kid gets sick. Then I get sick. Then I run a 10k. Then Jim Manilla gets elected mayor. I quit writing for a few weeks and things go haywire. I had my money on Ron Bane. I said as much a few weeks ago, certain that Manilla, by virtue of returning to the council after a self-imposed absence, would rule himself out of the mayor’s chair, leaving only Bane to take the job. (Bill Byrne,...