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September 14, 2004 05:24 PM
is it safe?

I'm around 6'1", 215 pounds, which is about 30 pounds overweight, mostly because I sit on my ass in front of a computer all day. I'm really not much of a getting out and running around type of guy, aside from the occasional bout of DDR. Well, today I'm officially starting training for a marathon, which happens in February. Bernie and I have already plunked down our money and registered, so it's a done deal. We've got a plan - the first steps involve just getting out and walking for a certain amount of time today, which we did, and we were rewarded with a big old rain storm. So, we've got five months to go from walking in the rain to running 26.2 miles through the city in the winter with a bunch of other crazy people. Should be fun.

September 11, 2004 07:26 PM
letter

"It may seem presumptuous on my part, but I personally believe we need to think seriously whether a violent action is the right thing to do and in the greater interest of the nation and people in the long run. I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence. But how do we deal with hatred and anger, which are often the root causes of such senseless violence. This is a very difficult question, especially when it concerns a nation and we have certain fixed conceptions of how to deal with such attacks. I am sure that you will make the right decision."