Thoughts, adventures, interesting stuff

The Americans was really good

The Americans recently concluded its six-season run. While the show finished up a couple of months ago, it hit Amazon recently and we were able to watch the final season in relatively short order the past couple of weeks. Over the course of its time on the air, it was one of my favorite shows for a variety of reasons, including: It's set in the

The Dust Devil Sprint Triathlon

When the bulk of the fitness training you do revolves around a particular sport--triathlon for me--you tend to answer a lot of questions about the well-known events that feature that sport. In this case, Ironman. Have you done one? Are you going to do one? And, in my case, why not? I haven't done one and don't plan to. I've done two half-Ironman

Ryan Bundy's gubernatorial run is scary

Scofflaw rancher and generally racist dipshit Cliven Bundy's son Ryan is running for governor of Nevada. In normal times, this would be treated like the clown show that it is. After the confounding acquittal of Ryan Bundy, his brother and several other anti-government weirdos, we could have rightly expected these people to just go away.

I'm not changing political parties

The Democrats Can't Stop Using the Same Broken Playbook by Drew Magary is worth a read. "It’s an enraging time to be an American, and one of the most frustrating things about it is that the opposition party—the only one with the money and infrastructure to take on a Republican party that is now a de facto criminal enterprise—still leads and

Nevadans deserve better than Dean Heller

I want to share a brief story in light of the school shooting that happened today in Florida. This is from several years ago. Long enough, in fact, and in a horrible enough situation that I can't honestly remember which school shooting it was directly after. In my mind, it was after Sandy Hook. Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Enough of these