Life on the pixelated border

Busy building virtual races for real athletes, we’re obviously fascinated by interactions on the borderline between machines and athletes. So two stories this week caught our eye. First, the Washington Post noted that, after winning a gold medal in the world championships in Beijing, the most-likely next Olympian gold medalist …

A jailbreak from my skull

This morning I woke up off-kilter — more than fuzzy-headed, less than full-on depressed, definitely sour. I shuffled around the dim house. Rather than focusing on the day ahead, I gnawed on yesterday. Itching a grievance. Trying to unforget something — what?! Leaning against a locked door. Even when I’ve …