Posts by Category: Mind

Caps Not Hats

Caps Not Hats

My son, the older one, said, “When you do something good in France, do they say ‘hat’ to you?” He’s a funny one, that boy, with a precocious sarcasm that will no ...

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Serotta, Divine, Leaving it Behind

Serotta, Divine, Leaving it Behind

Saratoga Frameworks has shut down. Last week, Brian Case, the owner of Saratoga, informed the remaining eight employees the factory was shutting down and they were to remove their personal ...

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Friday Group Ride #210

Friday Group Ride #210

Like a sprinter on a long mountain stage, I’ve missed the cut off, Friday slipping into Saturday with a mix of work commitments, youth hockey and reset passwords. Collectively they were my ...

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Friday Group Ride #209

Friday Group Ride #209

I fired down the first piece of pizza cold while I jammed the rest in the toaster oven to warm up. I was that hungry, even though I’d topped my breakfast toast, four pieces washed down with ...

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Classically Trained

Classically Trained

I called Radio Freddy. I said, “Are you aware that Het Volk is this weekend?” And he said, “They don’t call it that anymore, and yeah, I know, although I gotta say, ...

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Friday Group Ride #208

Friday Group Ride #208

I am no one and nothing. This is as much a statistical expression of my importance as it is an exercise in humility. One of roughly four billion of my species, alive for a picosecond of geologic ...

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The Musical Box

The Musical Box

I recently experienced a surprising and unexpected musical performance, one that begged more questions than it answered. But before I get to the existential quandary that performance imposed on ...

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Snow White

Snow White

All this fucking snow. Excuse the f-bomb, but as I tell my kids, if the context demands it there is nothing at all wrong with the word. It’s not all the snow’s fault, either. Its ...

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Friday Group Ride #207

Friday Group Ride #207

It’s been a hard winter. I won’t elaborate too much here (because I’ll do it elsewhere), but suffice it to say it’s been hard to get rides in. Even when you summon the ...

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Enter the Deuce: One Year

Enter the Deuce: One Year

I knew this day was coming. I was even looking forward to it, for marking a year is how we celebrate endurance. Still, as I typed the title, I found myself getting choked up. Those words, ...

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