Tag Archives: cycling

Darkness, Rain, Spider

Saturday evening, I went to Lyric Hall Bike Night.  It was largely a show of funnybikes–bikes built out of bits and pieces of other bikes and other things.  All were functional, including a rather nice reel lawnmower bike built on … 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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CAUGHT!

Between the longing for love and the struggle for the legal tender… In 1976, when Jackson Browne’s song The Pretender came out, I was 18 with a bullet. That is to say, I thought I could do any and everything … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth

I have always believed that seeing things is important.  Here’s a photo of my bike from 1980+/-: See that white thing on the handlebars?  That’s a gen-u-ine bicycle headlight, vintage late ’70s, run off of two C-batteries, contained in the … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: Thinking Wholistically

Hmph.  I thought I had posted this a while ago.  Guess not! In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks about a distinction between the classical view of reality, which is analytic–that is to say, which decomposes everything into its component … Continue reading

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Roads, Hell, and Pavement Composition (and Fingerprints and the Gospel of Luke and Marat/Sade)

  “When I feed the hungry, they call me a saint. When I ask why people are hungry, they call me a Communist.” —Dom Hélder Câmara Peter Buffet has something tremendously important to say in today’s New York Times, but … Continue reading

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The Myth of Fingerprints

“There’s no doubt about it, it was the myth of fingerprints.  I’ve seen ’em all and man, they’re all the same” — Paul Simon This post is not about fingerprints, but it is about a myth.  And that’s the myth … Continue reading

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