4 Tips I Learned this Winter on How Not To Slip and Fall on Ice by Slipping and Falling on Ice

Caution!Pride comes before destruction. It’s a well known Proverb that proved true for me this winter. Every year for 7-8 years I bragged about how I went all winter without slipping and falling as I watched countless victims succumb to the perils of winter, tasting the harsh, cold reality of slick concrete and icy asphalt.

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When a Sport Isn’t a Sport (and no, Figure Skating isn’t a sport)

BaseballA few weeks ago, while we were visiting Detroit, one of my friends stated he didn’t think baseball was a sport. Obviously we were a little shocked to hear that — and it eventually led us to talk about what really defines “sport”. We went through a list of “border-line sports” — games we thought could be argued for and against.

It was a great discussion, we really got into it and came up with 5 necessary distinctions of a sport. However, upon further thought, I’ve added one of my own. In my view, all 6 of these rules must be met in order for that activity to be called a sport. The International Olympic Committee has a list of sports they recognize, but I’ll explain my 6 criteria for defining a sport:

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Fixing the Twitter Skew on FriendFeed

First off, I love FriendFeed. Despite the disappointment of many, I think it has some real value. Why?

  1. Aggregation saves me time and gives me an opportunity to see content I probably would have missed.
  2. I can comment back to Twitter and hopefully other services without going there and having to login
  3. I can search across a wide variety of content and users
  4. Its another avenue for me to be more social and meet interesting folks

But I’m not going to get into another “Ways I Like to Use FriendFeed” post. I want to talk about ways of getting more balanced streams of content.

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A fimme blog dis

Translation: “This is my blog” (in an authoritative way)

My blog is now open!You’re looking at the first of many posts to come on my new blog. After many re-designs, re-organization, and re-thinking of how to put this together, I finally decided to just do it and get it over with. Design-wise, let me know what you like and what you don’t like.

Me and Blogging

This isn’t my first blogging attempt, I started one for my wedding planning 2 or 3 years ago (now defunct), which was a ton of fun.

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