2015-07-22 - Metropolis-Hastings McLean

~9.3 miles @ ~11.6 min/mi

"Number 4!" Nathan spies yet another rabbit on a beautiful-cool morning. He and Kerry discuss humor and the fine lines between edgy and excessive, crude and cruel. We start briskly at sunrise, take the forest path and construction cut-through at McLean High School, then ramble back for a 7am rendezvous where Kerry passes the baton to Beth. Nathan attempts to explain the Metropolis-Hastings Algorithm to two physicists, who eventually get him down to their level: a model consisting of antisocial kittens jumping in and out of boxes. Beth and I compare notes on retina, optic nerve, and visual cortex phenomenology. She recounts a Turkey Trot race, being passed by a pram-pushing mom running with a three-legged dog. Inspiration!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2015-08-09