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Friday Group Ride #284

Friday Group Ride #284

The leaves are late here, mostly green and still in their trees. The birds haven’t been fooled. They are moving south in their flocks. Youth hockey has started. The apples are ripe and the ...

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

There is no longer room in the Western world, the developed part of it, for stories to grown and breathe without the Internet and the tight stranglehold of journalists, amateur and professional ...

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Friday Group Ride #283

Friday Group Ride #283

I buy a lot of bike stuff, and I get given a lot of bike stuff. As a result, the amount of stuff at my disposal is ample, and yet somehow always not quite right, which requires the acquisition of ...

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Friday Group Ride #282

Friday Group Ride #282

My wife sent me a TED Talk to watch. I watched the first 5 or 6 minutes and then shut it off. I hate TED Talks. They are, in my mind, the pseudo-intellectual equivalent of fringe-web click bait. ...

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Friday Group Ride #281

Friday Group Ride #281

Forget jetpacks. Humans do a crappy enough job navigating in 2D space. Add another dimension and it would just be carnage raining from sky. When the future arrives, I sincerely hope crappy ...

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Friday Group Ride #280

Friday Group Ride #280

My junior year in college I did a seminar on Nietzsche with a visiting professor from the Czech Republic. Each week we’d be assigned some tranche of the German philosopher’s aphorisms ...

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Friday Group Ride #279

Friday Group Ride #279

I didn’t want to climb off, but I did. It was clearly not a hero kind of day, the sort where you can push out into the red, back off a little, find your rhythm and rise to the challenge in ...

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Friday Group Ride #277

Friday Group Ride #277

I’m stuck, and my stuckness is part financial, part indecision, part inexperience and part simple laziness. What I did was strip my mountain bike. That it’s a mountain bike is only ...

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Friday Group Ride #276

Friday Group Ride #276

I think it’s a common mistake of perception to assume the changes going on in your head are actually changes happening in the world. Here’s an example. I don’t perceive a ...

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