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qotd, even the Queen ...

It also appears that not everyone in the royal family has shared the queen’s enthusiasm for her fleet of corgis. In a television interview in 2012, Prince William, the queen’s grandson and the second in line to the British throne, expressed some issues with the dogs.

“They’re barking all the time,” he said. “I don’t know how she copes with it.”

Prince Harry, his brother, has also registered a noise complaint. “I’ve spent the last 33 years being barked at,” he told the BBC in 2017.

-- From the New York Times, after news that the Queen's last corgi had died.  I'm relieved because my corgi can't possibly be misbehaving if the Queen's corgs did the exact same thing.

qotd, why we run

"So why not quit? Because long-distance runners live for the story. We love you thinking we are just crazy enough to run 26.2 miles in driving rain and freezing temperatures. It’s rebellious, almost countercultural, or at least it was in the pre-running boom days, and that spirit still lies at the center of what is now a truly mainstream endeavor."

-- Matthew Futterman, “What It Was Like to Run the Boston Marathon in a Freezing Deluge."

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qotd, success and failure

"Many people opine on whether a woman can finish Barkley. I believe one can, but it’s going to take a ballsy run. Those same people ask me whether I think I can finish. I think John Kelly said it best to me the other day: “I don’t know that you can. But I don’t know that you CAN’T. And that’s the best that can be said of anyone at Barkley.”"

- Ultra runner Amelia Boone on her run at the Barkley Marathons

For another take on Barkley, here’s on from Gary Robbins, who looked like he’d complete it this year. 

FTR: I love the idea of and reading about Barkley. I never, ever, ever want to try it.

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  • If, like me, you can't focus on writing if there is music on that also has words and/or really like the cello, listen to this.
  • I have two things to say about this story: one, I couldn’t agree more and two, my friend can now say she’s a New York Times writer!
  • I didn’t recognize her.
  • I’m with her.
  • While the right likes to claim the biggest problem on college campuses is liberal professors, hunger is actually the biggest problem. And a solvable one, if we want it to be.
  • The verdict on this case could set an interesting precedent. 
  • I'd totally watch this.
  • I LOL'd so hard I startled the dog.