Friday, July 29, 2005


Justice was done yesterday. Briefly, the guy, Jama Jama, went to try to peace keep between two guys during some kind of altercation. Police came on the scene, proceeded to beat the guy. He than ran away from the police, scared (a mistake he later admitted). So the police said that the bruises he had, that he got from the fight that he was in. Jama Jama though claimed it was the police that did it, and that he was peace keeping. Witnesses agreed with him. The police failed to mention (in their notes) that they beat the guy, but that he was trying to strike the officer. Once the Crown saw the video they dropped the assault charge on Jama Jama. Had Jama Jama been convicted of assault (it was his word versus a few cops words), he would have been deported back to Somalia. The article will explain the rest... suffice it to say, the only reason justice was done was because, much like the Rodney King incident it was caught on video. Check out the link below of the article.

See the video here (Quicktime)

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Better Racing Picture

Better Racing Picture
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Hey All,
I was looking around (while blogging and stuff), when I saw the following picture. It's the same race as the last picture, except that this photographer choose a slightly better location. I like this picture better because I think I look better. I do realize though that this picture is less dramatic. And photography is as much about moments as visual prettiness. I have included the links as well because I think these sets of pictures are better than from the other photographer. So check them out also. You can start at the beggining of these series of pics by clicking on the up arrow on the following page.

Monday, July 25, 2005


The following is an actual conversation I had with a patient in the sleep lab. The original posting date was June 11, but I originally didn't want to put up too many blogs at one time... more surprises over a long time for you all (or y'all).

"Could try sleep on your side for a while" I whispered


"Could try sleep on your side for a while" I whispered a little louder





"You want me to sleep on my stomach?"

"Side, could you try your side."

"Oh, side."

Sigh... stomach and side don't sound anything alike. However it apparently does to one wearing earplugs. Who would have thought one needs earplugs to tune out the silence in the lab?

Friday, July 22, 2005


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This picture is from my race last friday. From the position of the runner beside me, I would say this picture is in the last 50 metres of the 5 km race. Unfortunatly he ended up beating me to the line. I made a mistake... actually two big mistakes that I hope never to repeat again. The more I look at this picture the more upset I get at those two decision. You see both of them were fear based... that is, I was running not to lose -- versus running to win. Sigh. Why must I have to re-learn every single lesson. Well, one positive thing is that I'm learning it now at the beginning of the cross-country season rather than the end.

More on my race later, first a link to the race site (as well as other races).

A play-by-play of how it well is to follow... assuming that you guys are interested. Of course, I will keep it short and interesting.

Thursday, July 21, 2005

More Eritrea

More Eritrea
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Hey All,

I was glancing on my computer when I saw this picture and I thought I'd post it. It is that tour I took with my dad and the guide in my grandad's old town. As it turns out, both my dad and grandad were born and raised in Asmara (the capital city of Eritrea). But my dad tells me (the last I talked to him) that 'no one is really from Asmara'. I know that sounds strange... I'm not sure I understand it myself. But apparantly you are from the town that your ancestors are from. No one is really from Asmara. I don't know if I buy that mind you, but that's what I'm told. The name of the town (see above picture) is Quazien. And the province or area is Hamasien.

The guy in the middle is my dad. The one on the right is that tall guide, and the other dude is just some guy who came with us a bit (I think.... or he was just some guy we past... but I think it's the former). I, of course, took the picture.

For more interesting pictures check out the February and March 2005 Archives in this blog. [May 2003]

Saturday, July 09, 2005

another quote

My friend talking about the Molson Indy and she says...

"... it sounds like giant bees."

She goes on to clarify later...

"Not that I know what giant bees sound like..."

Monday, July 04, 2005

Tour de Lance

The tour de France started last saturday... and I'm excited. It actually took me by surprise, I guess I wasn't expecting it to be soo soon. In the last two years, I've noted two things... the Tour brings about great photography, and Lance is very inspirational. I've learned so much just from the occasional interview that I hear about/from him. The one quote of his that stuck me recently (especially given that I run myself)...

"Pain is temporary. Quitting is forever."

A good philosophy to take with us no matter what we do... when it's hard to get up for a run... trying to help someone... endless possibilities. Hope you all have a joyous day.

The Author

P.S. If you are interested in the Tour and want good, in depth coverage, with breathtaking photos... check out ... and if you are interested in other years, just change the year date on the URL.

Friday, July 01, 2005

Quote of the Day

This one isn't as ridiculous... until you really think about it... :)

"You have to take time out to breathe..."

Shucking Dauphins like a Bible thumper

This is evidence that you are WRONG!!!

Here it is in writing...
There is no such thing as having only a limited number of Dauphins.

-The Author