It’s a Hunger Games Halloween

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Welcome back Superstar

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Last night, the Pittsburgh Penguins “welcomed back” both Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot. Jagr has been back several times with stints in Washington and New York. Each time he’s been welcomed back to boos every time he touched the puck. But this time was different. During the off season, it appeared that Jagr would return [...]

18 Weeks to Las Vegas

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Like I said in May, this isn’t becoming a running blog. I still plan on posting about races, and other things that seem relevant, but I don’t plan on posting every detail leading up to Vegas this December. To that end, I had the “brilliant” idea while driving back from vacation to start 18 weeks to [...]

What I did at 3 am last night

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I swear this isn’t morphing into a running blog. I think. Either way. Last night I set the alarm for 2:58 am, because the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon re-opened registration and I didn’t want to miss the cutoff. (Click the image for the full size version) In hindsight, that was clearly unneccessary, as [...]

2011 Ogden Half Marathon

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Thirteen Days. Two half marathons. That qualifies me for entry level in the “Half Marathon Fanatics” club, but I doubt I’ll spend the 35 bucks to make it official. This time I didn’t need to travel far to run 13.1 miles. May 28th was the 35th running of the Ogden classic, but the first edition [...]

Birthday weekend

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This weekend was Aubrey’s third birthday. The past few years, we just had her party at home over Memorial Day Weekend. But since she’s a little older and has been to “real” birthday parties, we thought we’d throw a party with her friends this time. Or at least for our friends who have kids… We [...]

Pittsburgh Half Marathon Weekend

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This weekend, I completed my first half marathon at the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Because of the early morning start, we decided to head into town early and make a weekend out of it. On Friday, we went to dinner at Atria’s, on the corner of PNC park near the Clemente Bridge. We [...]

Fear the Beard

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No, I’m not slowly morphing into Brett Keisel, circa Super Bowl XLV. I promise. This is for a much better cause. Last year, I participated in the NHL’s “Beard-a-thon”. I was thrilled to raise nearly $1,100 for the Mario Lemieux Foundation through the Pittsburgh Penguins run for the cup. You can read about last years [...]

Goals for 2011 – update

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At the beginning of this year, I set 3 personal goals for myself. I’ve never been a big goal setter. Typically, if I decide on something I want to do, I just start doing it. I’m the same way professionally. I don’t always have a lot of patience for endless discussion around what we should [...]

2011 Technology Tools for Today Conference

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The 2011 edition of the Technology Tools for Today conference wrapped up this afternoon in sunny Weston FL. Like last year, I’ve come away with several ideas about ways our financial advisory practice can make better use of technology. For extensive coverage of T3, check out the live blog by RIA Biz. As for me, [...]