Thursday, December 13, 2007

Charlottesville Marathon

The Marathon Guide 2008 in the January Runner's World features the Charlottesville Marathon (April 19) as one of 10 best "up and coming marathons". Our marathon gets kudos for beauty and a warning about the hills. Congrats to Francesca Conte and Russell Gill for this recognition.

I completed the Marine Corps marathon in 1991. One was enough. And that one is flat.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dennis Kucinich

This has been a remarkable year as far as presidential politics go. First Clinton, then Obama, and now Kucinich have had Charlottesville events. At the moment I cannot recall that any candidates for President, pre or post nomination, have visited here before. Clinton came here after he was elected, and Edwards and Gore were here for campaign events for Kaine and LF, respectively.

In any event I chose not to attend the Clinton event (sorry but I am not a Hillary fan), was wowed by Obama at the Pavillion, and got to meet Kucinich on Friday. Kucinich was inspiring, articulate and I agreed with him on almost everything he said. Lots of friends in the audience. A great event.

My first choice remains Edwards, though.