Greg Nilsen

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Ray Rice Cut: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

In what has been one of the uglier mishandlings of off-field events in the NFL, today more damning evidence of Ray Rice’s came to light leading to his contract with the Ravens being terminated and being banned from the NFL indefinitely.  From this, there are three points I’m taking away: 1) The Good – TMZ has finally contributed to society by bringing to light the Knockout Video.  Honestly, if this had not come to light, then Rice would be back...

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School Days Are Here…

Well, for the first time in my life as a parent, the school days are here.  This morning, I sent my oldest off to Kindergarten. It is amazing that time has gone so fast, yet I’m mostly excited.  There were no tears this morning, as everyone was excited for the new beginning.  Mostly, I’m relieved that it has finally come and now my son can begin enjoying his education as I did so much.  It feels like a new phase...

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Midweek Music Break: Feed Me – No Grip

Feels like this is coming early this week after the long Labor Day weekend, but here we are! One of the areas of music I’ve had a growing appreciation for is “electro house” and similar styles.  One reason for this is that it’s great music to run to.  It’s typically got steady beats, high energy, and limited lyrics (which can be a bit distracting). While exploring for new music a few months ago, I happened across Feed Me’s Calamari Tuesday and...

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Midweek Music Break: Third Eye Blind – How’s It Going To Be

A bit of a throwback this week, as I go back to my high school days for material.  To this day, this is probably my favorite Third Eye Blind song coming off of a terrific self-titled album, Third Eye Blind.  Even though it was Semi-Charmed Life and Jumper that got all the attention off this album, it’s this song that really connected for me.  Plus, I did it for karaoke a few weeks ago, so it’s fresh in my mind....

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Run Around The Square 2014

So, this morning I ran the Run Around the Square 5k.  I hadn’t run the race since 2010, which also happened to be my first 5k.  It’s a race I really like in general: I used to live in the neighborhood, the course is a mix of roads and park trails, the final 3/4 of a mile are all downhill, and there’s a great post-race atmosphere (hot dogs, beer and more!).  It’s about all you could ask for in a...

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Midweek Music Break: Dev – Lightspeed

Introducing a new feature here on the blog: the Midweek Music Break.  Each week, I will try to post a song that has caught my interest, and may be new or old, popular or obscure, or just plain weird.  In general, these will be short, but hopefully interesting. This week, I bring you Dev’s Lightspeed: Dev has an electronic/rap/dance style with a lot of great beats and a solid voice.  From her The Night The Sun Came Up debut album, Lightspeed...

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Finally, My Training Took A Turn For The Better

The last several weeks have been a struggle to run.  I’ve had a hard time finding my pace, felt my endurance was down, and was just generally struggling through my runs.  Some of that can probably be attributed to the weather, and some to not having a consistent schedule, but for the most part I felt I had just been slogging away the miles. Well, this week brought a cold front, and a week of better training that really helped...

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RIP Robin Williams

I’ll admit that there aren’t too many celebrity deaths that give me pause any more, but I was floored today to hear of the passing of Robin Williams at just 63.  While an apparent suicide, and I realize that he has had a troubled past and wrestled with addictions for a long time, I still see him as an amazing comedian who was unto his own, as well as an actor with depth who could pull off the serious roles....

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DJ GuruGreg

Some 15 years ago, I spent several weeks playing with audio software to put together some of my own music on my second-hand Gateway 2000 computer.  Much of that music has remained in my collection to this day, probably more because I created it than it’s awesomeness. However, I never really shared it much.  About a year after I created it, I did create a CD and give it away as a White Elephant gift, but that’s really the only...

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Why Orgainic? – Thoughts on Food

Over the past few years, I’ve made a lot of changes to my lifestyle.  After my second son was born, I got stuck in a cycle of inactivity, exhaustion, Mountain Dew and weight gain.  Finally, I reached my tipping point and decided that major changes needed to happen.  So, I tried running, since I didn’t have time (or desire) to fit trips to the gym in my schedule (I had tried once and failed), and ended up loving it.  I also...