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    The Myth of Ready

    Are you ready? Of course you aren’t. Who knows what the future holds? You certainly don’t. There are literally an infinite number of possibilities out there, of which our [more...]
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    The Situation

    My life isn’t exactly a shining example of what people imagine as being “normal”, but in recent times it has made the transition from being simply [more...]
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    Recent events have caused me to reflect on things, one of those things is the death penalty. Those who’ve known me for a long time know that I’ve been a fairly [more...]
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    Get Lucky

    Poker – is not at all about luck “The man who said I would rather be lucky than good saw deeply into the world” The line is the first uttered in Woody [more...]
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    Leaving New York

    view from above “I might’ve lived my life in a dream, but I swear this is real” ~ R.E.M. (from Leaving New York) New York is a very special place. It [more...]

A Mathematician’s Apology

Monday, November 30, 2009 // 7 Comments

I will get straight to the point – it is now mathematically impossible for me to make it to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I would like to apologize to all those [more...]

From One Castle To Another

Monday, June 15, 2009 // 3 Comments

Heerenveen The team has recently moved into our latest, and (hopefully) most permanent accommodation yet – flat oranjewoud. This move has caused me to reflect on my [more...]

It changed my life

Thursday, June 4, 2009 // 2 Comments

Jeff Widener/Associated Press June 4th 1989 is a date that will forever be remembered in infamy in history. It was the day that the Chinese government cracked down violently [more...]

So… I’ve been 27 for a week

Friday, December 12, 2008 // 0 Comments

I thought I’d wait a week so that the fact that I’m older really had time to sink in. How does it feel to be older? Well, it doesn’t feel very different [more...]


Monday, December 31, 2007 // 0 Comments

I weathered the storm of the previous year and in some good company I was here found to welcome January without a fear My feet finally returned to solid ground from abstract [more...]

A Week in the Life

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 // 0 Comments

Photo Essay. A typical week in the life a a Columbia University graduate student. Let’s take a look at what life is like through the eye of my camera… in invite [more...]

A Swim

Sunday, January 30, 2005 // 0 Comments

We arrived at the beachouse just past midday . The drive had been long but we had been in good spirits, initially singing along to the radio to keep ourselves awake as we set [more...]

Stand Up For Your Rights

Saturday, October 9, 2004 // 0 Comments

It was a crisp cool morning, much like many of the other mornings in October in Melbourne. In fact, on waking up I could scarcely differentiate this morning from any other [more...]

Car Crash

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 // 0 Comments

Just another day at the track… Spinning lights, lights sparkling spinning turning burning crashing wooshing, feel like falling, twisting weightless windless in a [more...]

My First Asian Championships

Monday, June 14, 1999 // 0 Comments

Arriving at the specially built, newly surfaced, 200m banked track instantly smothered all my visions of glory and grandeur. A speedskater is a finely tuned athlete with the [more...]
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