Monthly Archive: October 2011

Memories of Days of Protest at the University of Florida 1971-1972

So as the Occupy…. protests grow and turn violent as in Oakland it starts me thinking about my more radical days almost 40 years ago. So I did a Google search and came up with these two demonstrations that I took part in at the University of Florida in 1971 and 72. I was there in the street when the police turned on the fire hoses and threw the tear gas. I spent most of that night leaving the street as the police made their charges and then moving back after the rush was over….. sometimes never evcn making it back to the street! read more

A Good Day a 5K and a Used Book Sale – Who Could Ask for More??

So today was a pretty good day. When I woke up this morning I was still pretty tired. I had worked last night at Target, which meant that my work day started at 8:30 in the morning and ended at 11:39! I really didn’t feel like running a 5K but damn it wasn’t raining and the wind while fairly strong didn’t seem that bad so I made that long 1mile treck to Delanco! I was curious as to whether or not George Gusrang the best runner on my high school cross country team would be participating and sure enough George arrived a little after me. George is a year younger than me so the only year that he’s not in my age group is at the decade split, so this yeat he is still in the 50-59 age group while I’m in that 60 plus group! Now the reason I need to be in a different age group is that George and I are separated by a  about a mile on the course during the race! He is still pretty damn fast and runs triathelons and half marathons. The majority of today’s race was along the Delaware River with the wind at our backs on the way out and in our faces on the way back. read more