Jeff Darcy

Winter Running, part 1

Winter running is a special skill. Many of things that are merely comfort issues the rest of the year become serious health and safety issues in winter, plus there are many winter-specific skills and habits you'll need to have. This is my own highly opinionated guide to the things you'll need to know.

First, the good news. It's entirely . . .

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November 29, 2021

Ghost Frog v1.0

Adventures in resin crafting

One of the things I planned to do after I retired last year was work on some craft ideas that have been boiling around my head for a while. The first starting point was a long-standing interest in things that glow. By "glow" I specifically mean phosphorescence, which emits over long time scales - hours, in the case of modern materials. . . .

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September 04, 2021

Jeff's North Lexington Running Guide

North Lexington is a challenging place to run. When I lived on the south side, I could turn just about any run into a loop pretty easily, even for short runs. On this side, that's often not possible because of all the obstacles. Chief among these is I-95; if you cross that, you're either coming back the same way or you're doing five-plus . . .

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May 08, 2021

Winter Running, part 2

Gait, path selection, and shoes (oh my)

A few years ago, I wrote a post about winter running, especially in New England. Quite a few people seemed to appreciate it, and I've recently started talking to other runners more, so I figured I'd try to fill in some of the gaps that I forgot to address then. Warning: a lot of this is "works for me" personal opinion. I'm sure . . .

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December 18, 2020

Last Of Us 2 Mini Review

I just finished Last Of Us 2. Yeah, I know, it has been out less than a week. Take that as a sign of how much I enjoyed the original, and looked forward to the sequel. I'm not going to give any spoilers in the sense of specific characters or places or plot points, but to some people even descriptions of game elements are spoilers so be . . .

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Posted in: recreation

June 25, 2020

Crystal Mountain Impressions

Since I started coming out to Seattle for a week every months, I've been thinking that at least once I should get in some snowboarding. This weekend seemed like a good opportunity, so I scheduled to get a rental car and try Crystal Mountain for a day. It would be two except I want to be settled in Seattle for the Super Bowl tomorrow.

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February 02, 2019

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