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August 27, 2005

Running through it

Since I previously had an entry where I was writing from a real runner's high I thought it only natural to write about a tough run. Recently I've been in a bit of slump with my marathon training.

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Posted by Dave at 07:23 PM

August 26, 2005

Another "white coat" in the family

My brother just started medical school at OHSU. This morning his wife and I went to his white coat ceremony where he receives a white coat symbolizing his entry into the profession of medicine. At first it was a little strange attending a graduation type ceremony (many friends and family attended) with him just starting school. However medicine is a true profession and the beginning of medical school is really his entry into that. There were a few speeches. Most unfortunately were pretty boring but there was a more personable story by a member of the faculty. Doctors have enough talents, I suppose they can't all be blessed with excellent public speaking skills. It ended with the students all taking the Oath of Geneva which is a modern equivalent of the Hippocratic Oath.

Posted by Dave at 06:46 PM |

August 17, 2005

New albums on Mom's site

My mom has an online photo site at suzieross.com. She just posted two great new albums, one is a re-cap of the Ross family summer, while the other is a dear to my heart album of Sam.

Posted by Dave at 06:17 PM

August 16, 2005

Chair workshop

Last week my dad and I took a chair-building workshop at the Northwest Woodworking Studio. The class was a birthday gift from my brother and taught by famed chairmaker Brian Boggs from Berea, Kentucky.

Chairs are a special challenge because there aren't too many right angles. Chairs are a special joy as well because you get to use a shaving horse which is a real joy to sit at and make shavings with either a drawknife or a spokeshave. Up to Thursday night both my dad and I were dubious we would have finished chairs by the end of the week however Brian had everything under control and we weaved the hickory bark seats Friday afternoon with everyone successfully assembling their chairs. I still need to do some final shaping and apply finish to the chair.

Posted by Dave at 03:37 PM

August 15, 2005

Bridge Pedal

Yesterday with the parents in town we all went on the 10th annual Providence Bridge Pedal. This 38 mile ride goes over 10 Willamette River bridges in Portland. That's all the bridges save a freight train railroad trestle. This includes two interstate bridges where the entire top levels were closed to motorized traffic. What a celebration of the bicycle!
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Posted by Dave at 12:30 PM