Posts by Category: Mind

Vulnerable

Vulnerable

I couldn’t tell you much about the race. We traced lap upon lap around a city block, uphill past the school and the staging holding the announcer and the officials. The rise was gentle, ...

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The Land

The Land

For those of us who grew up in a flat place, learning to ride a bike meant developing a relationship with a machine. It was the device and us. Turns were just the way you looped from one street ...

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Friday Group Ride #461

Friday Group Ride #461

It’s a question of what grounds you. We all need that in our lives, right, a reset? I think one of the things that drew Padraig and me together was that we are both introverts. We recharge ...

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The Orbit

The Orbit

I am a person of multiple worlds. I hail from the South, a land as distinct as a foreign country. I chased adulthood in academia, but found it turning pedals. I discovered a home in New England, ...

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Friday Group Ride #460

Friday Group Ride #460

I’ve been on vacation, although this summer I did that weird thing where you just stay home and don’t go to work. A staycation. I didn’t have high hopes for it, but it has ...

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X

X

Ten, as in years. It was ten years ago today that I launched Red Kite Prayer. As I’m not a particularly goal-oriented person, but cast in a more Buddhist mode in that I enjoy the journey, I ...

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Friday Group Ride #459

Friday Group Ride #459

Is it sad that Chris Froome’s serious crash and subsequent withdrawal from the Tour de France has me more interested in this year’s race than I was before? It feels a little sad. Even ...

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Friday Group Ride #458

Friday Group Ride #458

A brand is a funny thing, isn’t it. A name, a feeling, a history (or some sort of story) attached to products of a certain type and a certain quality, sometimes varying wildly over time. ...

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Friday Group Ride #457

Friday Group Ride #457

An increasing number of people are coming to me to ask why cyclists look so stupid. The first few I answered with a nod and a chuckle. The next few I took more seriously (and mostly agreed with, ...

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