It always seems that 2-3 books that I have been patiently are all released by the publishers at the same time...such was the case for me with Wrath of a Mad God and the latest Dresden files book Small Favor...unsure which one I wanted to read more I switched from day to day reading one and then the other. I probably could have read both in less time had I stuck to just one book but both had captivating stories. I finished Wrath on Monday and Dresden last night in the tub after skating boarding home...

Skateboarding home for me is a 20 mile endevor, that I have so far done twice. I can't skate the whole way since there are 3 hills that right now I just can't push a skateboard up and have to walk. As my conditioning gets better I hope to cut that to 1 hill which is just too damn steep to do anything but walk and even walking it sucks (payoff is a 1.5mile downhill that is smooth and effortless). Otherwise I move along at roughly bicycle speed pushing, pumping or just rolling down a hill. Last night I was tired but a 20minute soak in a hot tub releived most of my pains unlike last week which I was completely exhausted for a day afterwards this week I'm a be sore but otherwise fine. As for why I am doing this to myself...well partly to get in shape but also because a group of us are planning on skateboarding across Connecticut to raise money for the ASPCA this summer...right now my portion of the relay is roughly 20 miles but if I can get into better shape I may extend it to 60-70 miles.


The musings of Tony Peters, a perpetual child, no matter where I am I will find a way to climb something or go skateboarding Read more »

post pain pump

spending nearly a day on a Morphine pump was great but, it did little to prepare me for being out of the hospital or for that matter give me any idea just how much pain I was going to be in. Before I left the hospital my wife (who is a Nurse, the Pain Management Nurse at the hospital and I worked out this plan for the meds I was gonna need over this 1st week of my recovery...well that slowly disintegrated yesterday afternoon and by midnight I was in tears while my GSP sat with me licking my face...2 Go »

New adventures in Pain...

Well my cast was cut off yesterday...I got to take my first long bath without help in 7 weeks...oh did it feel nice. Go »

holiday ruined

My Greek Holiday has been an Italian holiday instead. I'm going to Sardinia today instead of Crete on Friday...walked Go »

the toils of being a home owner

just when you think that everything is groovy boom your furnace burps blowing all the seals and well $6000 later you can have heat again. Mind you it was 12degrees yesterday when this happened and at present I can't keep my house any hotter than 55degree's or the house fills with smoke...not to mention that the soonest I can get a new furnace installed is thursday. Go »

Life and complexity

After last semester's overdose in writing I have been enjoying not having to write at all this semester. Well that and most of my school time is spent in an Art is mentally challenging, for the first time in years I'm's Go »


It's cool today. As I pull on my jacket, the leather creaks as the zipper closes. The engine, a bit reluctant to turn over in the brisk morning air, settles into a rumble as I finish donning my gear. Go »