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My name is Brett.

I am a UI and front-end web developer.
I also enjoy distance running, climbing, cooking, gardening and craft beer.

2016 Racing Schedule

With the exception of Run Rabbit Run, all of my races in 2016 will be ones that I have previously ran. The goal is to P.R. every race prior to the RRR100 as confidence-boosters. Following is the schedule along with my current best times. 02/13/16: Moab Red Hot 33k (3:20:52)[…]

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Joe Abercrombie – The First Law Trilogy

Series: The First Law Trilogy Rating: 8/10 For Fans Of: Game of Thrones, Raymond E. Feist You can’t swing a flail in a bookstore these days without hitting a series of “GrimDark” Fantasy books. (Also, don’t swing your flails in bookstores). George R. R. Martin’s colossal success with the Game[…]

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Nick Offerman “Paddle Your Own Canoe”

Grade: B+ The overwhelming majority of Nick Offerman’s fans know him from his incomparable performances as Ron Swanson in the sitcom Parks and Recreation. And rightly so, because Swanson is a genius character brought to life by Offerman’s even more amazing acting. Paddle Your Own Canoe feels like a tug[…]

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Training for Climbing Book Review

It is more or less agreed upon that Eric Horst is the go-to authority on climbing training. This book is a prime example of how he earned that reputation. To be clear, this is not a “Climbing 101”-type book. I first picked this book up when I was very new[…]

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Richard Kadrey “Kill City Blues”

Series: Sandman Slim #5 Overall rating: 6/10 For fans of: Urban Fantasy, Jim Butcher, H.P. Lovecraft It is hard to believe that this is the fifth Sandman Slim book already. The first book in the series was released in 2009 and Kadrey has stuck with less than a year turn-around[…]

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