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My First Marathon

Posted by on October 7, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, marathon |

I ran my first marathon on Sunday. It was one of those things that I’ve always wanted to do every since I can remember. After I crossed the finish line, one of the first things I said was, “That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve done in a long time.” Running 26.2 miles hurts, especially […]

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Why I Write

I write because I can. I write because I want to. I write because I have to. I have ideas in my head that if I don’t write they will drive me insane. I write to release my demons. I’m often asked where these ideas come from. Often I don’t even know, they just come […]

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How Long Do We Have to Apologize?

Posted by on September 16, 2010 in Apologizing for history, Douglas Thomas Wallace |

On Monday, the Japanese Foreign Minister apologized to a W.W.II veteran group who had survived the Bataan Death March. The 90 year-old leader of the group was not satisfied with that. He wanted an apology from the private companies who, “used and abused,” prisoners in their mines and factories. My grandpa is a W.W.II veteran […]

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Triathlon

Posted by on August 22, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, Uncategorized |

A triathlon is a combination of swimming, biking and running. There are various distances one can do: there’s the Sprint which consists of a 4-500 meter swim, a 13-16 mile bike ride and a 5k-or 3.1 mile run. Double those numers for an Olympic Tri, and keep doubling the numbers for a Half-Ironman and Full-Ironman. […]

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Mosque Being Built Two Blocks From Ground Zero

Posted by on August 5, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, Ground Zero, Mosque, World Trade Center |

A new holy-war is ragging in New York City. The issue pertains to a proposed mosque and community center that is being built two blocks from where the World Trade Center once stood. A conservative advocacy group, lead by Pat Robertson, filed suit Wednesday to challenge a city panel’s decision to let developers tear down […]

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My Half-Marathon (Joker’s Wild Run)

Posted by on July 19, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, half marathon, joker's wild run |

Yesterday I ran my first timed Half-Marathon called the Joker’s Wild Half-Marathon. I finished 476 out of 512 people with a time of 2 hours, 51 minutes and 44 seconds. I wasn’t sure exactly what my time was when I finished because in all the excitement, I forgot to start my stopwatch right at the […]

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Michael’s Still Alive

Posted by on June 25, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, Uncategorized |

Today marks the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Everyone is affected differently by celebrity’s deaths. For some, it’s the worst day of their life, their hero is dead. For others, they could care less if a celebrity dies. I fall in the later crowd over Michael Jackson’s death. It’s not that I didn’t […]

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Marathon Maniac

Posted by on May 21, 2010 in Douglas Thomas Wallace, marathon, running |

I’ve decided to run a marathon. If you knew me you’d say, “Yeah freakin’ right.” But regardless of what some haters have said to me, I am going to do it. The decision to run a marathon came about a month ago when a co-worker, who I’ll call Mrs. S., came into my office and […]

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Search Engine Optimization for WordPress Bloggers

Posted by on March 4, 2010 in blogger, Douglas Thomas Wallace, SEO, WordPress |

When I began blogging a few months ago, I had no idea what Search Engine Optimization was. I was happy just to be able to sign up for a blog with blogger.com, write an article and then publish something instantly. Once I figured out how to embed video into the site, I was ecstatic. My […]

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