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in: PG; PG > 2020-08-04

Aug 4, 2020 5:40 PM # 
jjcote:
Well, that's a better outcome than when mine fell out of my bike bag a couple of weeks ago and smashed the screen. I put a glass screen protector over it, and we'll see how long I'm willing to put up with it. Still works okay.
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Aug 4, 2020 10:02 PM # 
PBricker:
I think you may be confusing an omen, which ostensibly predicts the future, with a symptom, which is a sign of a preexisting condition. But mostly the story is an illustration of luck, which you had more of than J-J.

In any case, whatever the phone incident means, that was a pretty good effort climbing up Toby.
Aug 5, 2020 1:33 AM # 
PG:
That was a real good effort, got my heart rate up higher than expected. Combination of a steep slope that goes on for a while and going up it as fast as I could, even if still walking. Don't think I ever could run up the last pitch.

The route is there waiting, anytime you want to have at it. :-)
Aug 5, 2020 1:57 PM # 
PBricker:
It looks like the last .5 mile has same climb, about 150 m., as the phone line trail I did a few weeks ago. And looks like you were about 10 seconds faster for it. Not that I was moving very well :-)
Aug 7, 2020 10:57 AM # 
acjospe:
Phil, where does karma fit into that classification scheme?
Aug 7, 2020 12:35 PM # 
jjcote:
I wouldn't have needed luck if I hadn't exhibited carelessness. But that's true of Peter as well.
Aug 7, 2020 2:51 PM # 
PBricker:
Right, the goal is to be smart enough so as not to have to depend on luck.

Karma? That belongs in the trash heap with omens.
Aug 7, 2020 7:33 PM # 
jjcote:
My karma ran over your dogma, as the saying goes.
Aug 7, 2020 8:31 PM # 
PBricker:
Funny, but about as profound as most other bumper stickers one sees.

By the way, I was objecting specifically to the common appeal to karma as a (pseudo) explanation for why something good or bad happened to someone. People mean lots of different things by "karma".

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