Attended the ground breaking for the Fieldstone Memory Care building, an Alzheimer care facility to be built next to the Trios Medical Mall on Young St. between Dechutes & Grandridge.
Congrats to the Kamiakin Braves Distance Runners & Cross Country Boys in making the RunningTimes Top 10 (at #5).
5. Kamiakin HS, Kennewick, Washington (NR)
Kamiakan won the Sundodger Invitational on Sept. 20 in Seattle with 36 points over defending NXN champ Gig Harbor (62) and previously No. 8-ranked Central Catholic (69). Senior Andy Snyder led the way in second place with a 15:14 5K.
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I just earned the ‘250 Miles Lifetime Distance’ badge which isn’t too bad since I have had my Fitbit for less than a month and for someone who says he doesn’t care about badges, I have to admit I looked ahead and the next distance badge is given at 500 miles, so maybe sometime next month. Looks like I also need to hike up Badger Mountain some more so I can work on my lifetime floors climbed badges.
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Happy to see that I averaged over 20,000 steps per day. My goal is 16,000 (so I can hit 500,000 steps per month). Was really surprised that I hit 295 floors climbed in the week! Glad I decided to buy the Fitbit One that counts steps.
Shelly Edens just got her Fitbit Flex and she is working at pushing me off the top. Will be fun to see what I do this next week.
The Secret History.
Book InfoThe Secret History
by Donna Tartt
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Reason: Read "The Goldfinch" and this was also recommended. Became available on audiobook so got it from the library. The book is also on the Torchlight List: Around the World in 200 Books Also listed as a Top Teen book
The Secret History, the first novel by Mississippi-born writer Donna Tartt, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992. A 75,000 print order was made for the first edition (as opposed to the usual 10,000 order for a debut novel), and the book became a bestseller.
Set in New England, The Secret History tells the story of a closely knit group of six classics students at a small, elite Vermont college, Hampden College, similar in many respects to Bennington College (in Bennington, Vermont) where Tartt was a student from 1982 to 1986.
The story is an inverted detective story, not a Whodunit but a Whydunit.
One of the six students is the story’s narrator, Richard Papen, who reflects, years later, on the situation that led to a murder within the group, the murder being confessed at the outset of the novel but the events otherwise revealed sequentially. In the opening chapter, as the reader is introduced to Papen, we are told of the death of student Edmund “Bunny” Corcoran, although few details are given initially. The novel explores the circumstances and lasting effects of Bunny’s death on the academically and socially isolated group of Classics students of which he was a part.
The impact on the students is ultimately destructive, and the potential promise of many young lives is lost to circumstance. The story parallels, in many ways, a Greek tragedy with fate dictating the very circumstances that lead to an escalation of already fermenting issues.
Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages.
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After an update of the RingCentral software on a Windows 7 Professional machine the following message was received:
RingCentral Softphone encountered an error accessing your Local Messages. Please Contact your System Administrator to check your user access settings (Error 0).
It appears that something gets confused in RingCentral’s LocalStorage directory since you can navigate to this directory, C:\ProgramData\RingCentral\LocalStorage , and view all the files but the RingCentral software cannot.
The solution I found was:
- Close out of RingCentral completely
- Delete the LocalStorage directory and its contents: C:\ProgramData\RingCentral\LocalStorage
- Restart RingCentral
Source: RingCentral Community
Hard for me to believe I have never read this book – so it goes.
Book InfoSlaughterhouse-Five: The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death
by Kurt Vonnegut
Reason: NYT Top 100 List
Slaughterhous-Five is one of the world’s great anti-war books. Centering on the infamous fire-bombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we are afraid to know
Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis in 1922. He studied at the universities of Chicago and Tennessee and later began to write short stories for magazines. His first novel, Player Piano, was published in 1951 and since then he has written many novels, among them: The Sirens of Titan (1959), Mother Night (1961), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You Mr Rosewater (1964), Welcome to the Monkey House; a collection of short stories (1968), Breakfast of Champions (1973), Slapstick, or Lonesome No More (1976), Jailbird (1979), Deadeye Dick (1982), Galapagos (1985), Bluebeard (1988) and Hocus Pocus (1990). During the Second World War he was held prisoner in Germany and was present at the bombing of Dresden, an experience which provided the setting for his most famous work to date, Slaughterhouse Five (1969). He has also published a volume of autobiography entitled Palm Sunday (1981) and a collection of essays and speeches, Fates Worse Than Death (1991).