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Down With Papyrus!

So, I picked up a City Pages and flipped through it tonight. First time I’d done that in a while. This has really bugged me the last few years, but it has clearly reached an epidemic proportion:


You’ve seen it, even if you don’t know it by name. It’s on every home-made ad and business card for every quasi-medical holistic massage, hot stone treatment, accupuncture, foot bath, herbal cleansing spiritual healing center out there. It doesn’t make your business look mystical, it makes it look amateur.

Please, just stop.

Wikipedia Article

Next up: another rant about apostrophes. We’re going to run out of them if you people don’t back off.

Surprise, surprise…

Behind again… no writing for a while… man, these themes are getting tired.

Anyway, I’m back. I’m writing now, so deal with it.

I guess the first thing to catch up on would be the 2008 Ironman. I didn’t make it this year. Oh, I loaded my bike on the roof and drove down to Lakeville, but circumstances were such that I never even mounted my bike to start the ride. There are all sorts of targets for my finger-pointing, but it all really comes down to me: I got myself into a position that made it nearly impossible to ride. I’m still hoping to ride a century by the end of the year. I’m doing everything in my control to get there. We’ll see how well the things out of my control play along.

In other, related news, my back pain has gotten ridiculous. I honestly cannot remember the last time I was not in pain. It never goes away, it simply varies from a dull throb to a sharp, crippling pain. I’m back to regular chiropractic visits after six months of insurance nightmares, which help but do not fix the problem. I need to drop some weight, I need to get more exercise, I need to replace my desk chair. I also need to relax; I’m starting to suspect that stress is Spinal Enemy #1.

That’s all for now. More soon. I’m going to try to write a few minutes every day and get my brain back into shape. Like everything else, the brain needs regular exercise to stay healthy.