Six Months to Marathon

When I finished my first half-marathon, I thought “I’ll definitely do that again, but I’ll probably never run more than a half.” When I ran my second, I thought, “I could probably tack on a few more kms, but I’ll probably never run a full marathon.” After the third, when I had finally reached my…

Olympic Fever: Off the Field Awesomeness on Day Eleven

Like everyone else, every two years I become addicted to a bunch of sports I don’t care about during all the time between Olympics. Given that I’m doing next to nothing this summer, I’ve been following the games pretty closely, and I think that yesterday’s schedule was one of the best days so far (although…

“Wrecking Ball,” Bruce Springsteen (2012): 4.5/5 stars

I haven’t listened to the album enough times to say for sure, but I think “Wrecking Ball” is Bruce Springsteen’s best since 2002’s “The Rising.” I’m sure there will be some who say it’s his best in even longer than that (one review I read called it his best since the 80s), but I just…