By AlanM on Sunday, August 29, 2010 8:16 PM

After a discussion with Hunter about the distance he and some of the other kids walk to school each day, I decided to figure out how far I had to walk each day when I was in 7th grade.

First, thank you to USA Track and Field ( for providing such a useful tool for figuring out this sort of thing.

Second, it was 1.9 miles.

And I’m sure I remember it as being uphill, both ways.

But there wasn’t that much snow. It was Austin, after all.

By AlanM on Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:33 PM

Finished reading this book. I’ve read a number of books by Mr. Mandino. I’m both fascinated and annoyed that putting this knowledge into reliable action and habits is difficult. Well, not difficult, but not as simple as having the conviction in the moment.

I’m starting some pages on a new topic area:ἀρετή.aspx

ἀρετή is Greek for excellence. It’s long been a subject of study and a pursuit for me. Call it success-orientation, or the pursuit of excellence. I’m just trying to be a better me.

By AlanM on Sunday, August 08, 2010 9:05 PM
The family spends a day going to the Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay, and eating good food.
By AlanM on Saturday, August 07, 2010 5:48 PM
I'm rebuilding Twilight Soul.

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Demureness on my part was not intentional. You should have been able to contact me via FB. I sent you a request. Let's talk!
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Hi Al,

It's been a long time. I tried to befriend you on Facebook, but your page wouldn't let me. How demure, but endearing. I live in SW Turkey with my wife and son. Life is generally good. I'm interested in what you've been up to. I do hope to hear from you!




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