Posts made in August, 2011

Racing blindly down the mountain

So as many of you know I’m a biking enthusiast: I ride my bike to work (a 22 mile trip each way) on occasion, ride 30 or 40 miles on the weekends, etc.  I’ve been riding like this since I was 12 or 13; my Boy Scout troop did much more biking than hiking, and we capped it off every 5 years with a three week biking trip through Europe.  (Actually, they still do that… I’m just not active in the troop any more.) Anyway, a...

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People say the strangest things

My wife Denise and I were walking along the beach the other night when we encountered a group of people hanging out near the swinging rings.  We stopped to get some water at the drinking fountain, and I greeted a little boy, perhaps 4 or 5 years old, as he walked by. “Hello, shorty,” I said.  He eyeballed me but said nothing as he scampered past the fountain, then turned back once he’d reached the other side. “My name is...

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