Monthly Archives: May 2006

Cease and Desist

The four most physically painful experiences of my life so far are as follows: Being on the receiving end of a broken blade at a fencing meet during my sophomore year in college. Getting doored by a minivan while approaching the corner of Grove and Polk on my bicycle. My second-semester senior-year kidney stone. The […]

Magnets and Pins

A while ago, I was concerned about finishing Samus in time for my friend Suzanne, who was about to give birth. Many readers assured me that she wouldn’t return to pre-pregnancy size for a few weeks, so there was no need to rush. Good thing, because I didn’t actually finish it until last week. Being […]

You Rule.

I used to think the phrase “online community” was an oxymoron, but the overwhelming response to my last post has made me change my mind. You’ve definitely broken a record for the most comments in the shortest period of time. Thank you all for all of your advice, tips, support, and general inspiration. My […]


The switch to continental is underway, and it’s going . . . okay. My shoulder definitely appreciates it, and I’ve picked up the basic technique a lot faster than I thought I would. The hardest part is resisting the urge to just switch over to English. The second hardest part is something with which I […]