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The Joy of an Upside-Down Bicycle

A bicycle-related post!!! A couple of decades ago, I fancied myself a cyclist.  A serious person, for whom bikes were all and all, etc. So I bought a workstand.  Workstands are wonderful bits of kit that let you clamp a … Continue reading

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New Bag Time Thule Strävan, Reviewed

This blog turns out to be one of the longer-lasting ones around.  I started out (badly) in, let’s see:  Ah.  June, 2008.  Took a while to get going, posts in fits and starts, but, what the heck, I’m still here.  … Continue reading

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We’ve Hit Peak Stuff

“If we look on a global basis, in the west we have probably hit peak stuff. We talk about peak oil. I’d say we’ve hit peak red meat, peak sugar, peak stuff … peak home furnishings,” Steve Howard [IKEA’s Head … Continue reading

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Thelonious Monk and the Vonnegut Brothers

This morning, I heard on the radio the story of Thelonious Monk, a young man who died, shot to death, in Baltimore. I know about him only because NPR ran a story this morning, and NPR ran the story this … Continue reading

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Spoon River Anthology

The other day, on my way somewhere by car, I heard an NPR article on  Spoon River Anthology, a collection of poems first published in 1915 by Edgar Lee Masters.  Not mentioned by NPR was that for some years, Masters, … Continue reading

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More Fun with Technology and Goodwill: Welcome GLaDOS

Some of you are aware that I like to troll the electronics aisle at my local Goodwill. Between that and the tie section, I manage to keep myself amused for not very much money. So, after finding no decent ties … 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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