Monthly Archives: March 2016

I am old enough to remember that we were not always like this.

Recently, Salon interviewed Marilynne Robinson, author of, among other works, Housekeeping—a wonderful book that I first encountered as brilliant a film in the late 1980s.  In the interview, Robinson, who leans left politically while at the same time being unapologetically … Continue reading

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Jeans & Sneakers

For my very first century, I rode in New Balance sneakers on MKS GR-9 pedals with clips and straps. These were the good stuff, according to the Rivendell Reader of those days. I remember having to stop several times and … Continue reading

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Bike Poetry, March

It’s not the crack of dawn, but it’s early. That time of day when you see more buses than cars. My wheels hum along the smooth pavement on Whitney, still dirty from the winter but so much smoother than last … Continue reading

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Love Your Battery

Love your battery. Love it. I really mean that. This is not a posting about how to better care for the battery in your notebook (or in your phone). It is, rather, an appreciation. I’ve been sitting here for about … Continue reading

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The Power to Divide: Laptop Power Supplies and Electoral Politics

The other day, I was at a presentation of the library of the law school I attended. I wandered over by the reference desk, and noticed something interesting. There, more or less permanently mounted, was a power cable for a … Continue reading

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