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Mark Small's Blog – May 2012 Archive (26)

Sorry, folks, but we did not "live-stream" even though we had the gear and led to believe it worked.

   The Mini® was the hottest of the 13 I previously had walked. The track was brutal. 

   I had hoped to "live-stream" yesterday’s Mini®. Even when I blogged at 6 a.m., I was fully confident we would do it.

   I was proud of the notion that we would "live-stream" the Mini®. Three weeks previously, on the advice of the techie who was working with us, I had acquired the specific gear he said would do the job. I had set a goal of Saturday, April 28, to do a run-through. He had not…


Added by Mark Small on May 6, 2012 at 6:47am — 1 Comment

Streaming "live" from the course this morning!


Added by Mark Small on May 5, 2012 at 5:19am — 1 Comment

Rain for the Race---and a rat showed up on The Show.

   A lot is happening in the Universe—and in Marion County—this weekend.

   The Show will live stream Sunday at 1---PREDICTIONS FOR THE PRIMARY!

   Tomorrow morning is the Mini-Marathon®. At about this time tomorrow I shall be in my "stall"—the term used for the roped-off section to which a person in the Mini® is assigned by seeding/time—probably shivering. Sarah is in the 5K. For whatever reason, someone in management of the events decided this year to start the 5K before the…


Added by Mark Small on May 4, 2012 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Indiana: the ONLY state that does not allow carry-out sales of alcohol on Sunday.

   By my second year at DePauw, I had learned a valuable lesson about law and the State of Indiana. One could not buy carry-out in the Hoosier State. By that, I mean one could not walk into a grocery or liquor store and purchase a 12-pack or a case of beer—or a bottle of wine or whatever. I began a practice that has lasted to the present day. On Saturday, I always stock upon my favorite beverage. (At present I prefer Bud Select®—fewer calories and the same taste as Bud Lite.) 



Added by Mark Small on May 3, 2012 at 6:08am — 1 Comment

An interesting race is in Indiana's Second Congressional District.

   Joe Donnelly currently represents Indiana’s Second Congressional District. The Republican Party, with a majority in both houses of the General Assembly and the office of Governor, redrew Congressional District lines—as is required of each state after the decennial census. The Republicans did what the Democrats have done in the past. The Republicans redrew district lines to maximize the number of Congressional District likely to vote Republican. The Republicans’ goal was to isolate Lake…


Added by Mark Small on May 2, 2012 at 6:32am — 1 Comment

Where are you going to watch the Mini(r)?

   Where are you going to watch the Mini? Do you know what it is like to approach the start line, in duck-walk fashion? Have you seen the discarded sweats strewn about the area just across the start line? Heard garage band after garage band play every couple of hundred of feet?

   Technology is amazing—especially for a person who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science (misnomer; always used to be called "government") in 1978. When I was in college, if someone had told…


Added by Mark Small on May 1, 2012 at 6:17am — No Comments

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