Category: Zine

  • Plowshare Prayer

    This song found me, through some benevolent algorithm (and some friend connections, so it wasn’t “random” at all, I suppose) at the end of a long week, stopped me in my tracks, struck some chord deep inside, and has been working on my ever since. Maybe it will work on you too. Thanks Spencer for…

  • The Fire Inside

    In her characteristic weaving of old and new texts from a wide variety of sources, Maria Popova of The Marginalian first brought this quote from Vincent van Gogh to light, framing a discussion of the myth of normalcy from Alain de Botton’s book. Here’s her quote: “Does what goes on inside show on the outside?”…

  • The Chairs of Running

    The places we sit.

  • Suffer on Centennial

    Last weekend I had the privilege of running 50km across rugged Canadian Shield on the Centennial Trail with a bunch of other crazy and wonderful people! Over the past 48 hours, we’ve been working with the latest Big Data and AI-powered technology to crunch the numbers of this spectacular day, and compiled all our findings…

  • 25 Ways to Taper

    Big race coming up? Here are some tips for handling the days before your big day.

  • Tribute to a Treadmill

    This zine is dedicated to every treadmill who feels misused or forgotten in a clammy basement today. You’re lonely, but you’re not alone.

  • Heard a Bird

    It is dire poverty indeed when a man is so hungry and poor that he won’t stop to pick up a penny. But if you cultivate a healthy poverty and simplicity, so that finding a penny will literally make your day, then, since the world is in fact planted in pennies, you have with your…

  • Prairie Mountain Running

    This goes out to all my hill-rep-loving friends. The mountains are calling, and we must go… up, down, up, down, etc See you at the hill!

  • The Plaque on the Rock

    This is the story of a plaque. And a rock. Maybe it’s a kind of a love story. This rock (sans plaque) was featured on the route of the recent Barkman Marathons, but this story began about five years ago. The original plaque made an appearance on the blog in 2019.

  • Grouse will scare you sockless

    What? Me? Scared of some little bird that just flew up out of nowhere making that heart-pounding sound? No way, hehe… But unrelated, did you pack extra TP?