Category Archives: Blog

Navy Diving Presentation, Part 1

  What It’s Like This is a promo made by the Navy to promote Navy Diving. While it’s not always like this, when it is, it really is… Photo Presentation Some diving photos Leaving Surface When it’s time to go to work, Navy divers dip beneath the waves… Swimming to Work Sometimes you see some […]

Changing How Readers and Writers Connect

Took some time to look at my own blog last night and realized I hadn’t made a post in a couple of months. Between new house, new job, swimming, writing, helping RunWiki, and my own little project, my poor blog has been neglected. Let me show you what I’ve been up to. To lay a […]

Why I Swim

I’ve always been comfortable in the water.   From a very young age, regardless of what I was doing, or how hairy it got, if I was near water I knew I would be OK.  I’m not sure when I started swiming, but a majority of my baby picutres seem to involve water in some […]

Monday Music: Sing by My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance was formed a week after the September 11th attack when Gerard Way, a writer and Cartoon Network intern, decided he wanted to do more with his life. He formed a band with some friends, took the name from an Irvine Welsh novel, and the rest is history. The band did well, but […]

Clean Code is Organized Code!

A lot of people never look under the hood of their website’s code. It’s just something most people either a) never bothered to learn or b) don’t really want to fool with. However, in the world of budget woes and the proliferation of easy platforms like WordPress, more and more people are adopting a “do-it-myself” […]

Review: Sportcount LapCounter

Bottom Line The Sportcount LapCounter solves the problem of tracking the number of laps you swim in a simple, elegant, and unobtrustive manner. Definitely worth the buy for pool-bound long distance swimmers. Available on Amazon HERE. Review I am a former short distance swimmer transitioning to long distance swimming. I competed all through my youth […]

Thoughts on Green Lantern’s “Coming Out”

Green Lantern is gay. Not Hal Jordan, the popular Green Lantern that you see on the small and big screen, but Alan Scott, the lesser known Original Green Lantern. Obviously, the media, and the fans, have said a few things on the subject. Here’s an article from USA Today, and here’s more from comic news […]

LST 1194, Part 1: The Call

September 17, 2000. “Can you fetch me the wee hammer, laddie?” called the Scotsman. If you can imagine Popeye with graying red hair, a bad attitude, and a penchant for swearing in English so accented it was barely recognizable than you’ve got a pretty good idea what the Scotsman was like. He also happened to […]

Ideaology vs Character

As we enter into the home stretch of the election cycle, a few things are really starting to leap out at me. One such is our increasing willingness to look more at WHAT a candidate stands for than at WHO that candidate is. If anything about politics in the current era — or any era, […]