My long lost then found friend, Jenn Taylor, just moved back to the United States. She asked the question, “what’s the rush? I am just curious beyond words as to what brought this culture to this rapid speed and the underlying sense that we are always in a hurry. Such a rush. Always a rush.” … Continue reading What’s the rush America
There is a meme that has popped up or, at least, it has suddenly popped into my world – the Quantifiable Self. The basis of the Quantifiable Self is that you measure things about yourself and then use that data to improve upon yourself. We all do this to some extent. We … Continue reading Quantifying Me
Scott Fullerton once worked as a choker-setter in Northern California. He pointed out to me that we really have 12 seasons and that 4 seasons don’t really capture the nuances of the slow changes in nature. Since I’ve been bike commuting I have come to recognize those 12 different seasons. Winter starts … Continue reading 12 Seasons
I just watched a Merlin Mann’s presentation from MacWorld – “Toward Patterns for Creativity” This is not his best talk but it is interesting and amusing in that Merlin Mann way. You can tell that he is in the “there is something good here but I haven’t quite got my head around it yet” … Continue reading The Pattern of Change
I’ve had several requests for my turkey brine and herb paste recipes. In a just-in-time fashion, I’ve posted them below. I use an organic, range raised heritage turkey for my Thanksgiving turkey. I also use this brine for pork chops and turkey breasts that I cook on the grill.
I was riding on a late Summer evening in September and this is a meditation upon a few minutes in that ride. If you are not familiar with the hills and valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin, let me describe them. These are old mountains, the Driftless, worn down over the aeons by rain and snow. These … Continue reading Riding East with Cranes
One week after the Door County Century (nearly) and I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In short – it was a great ride, a wonderful cap-stone to the cycling season; but I’m jumping ahead. The night before, Erik, Monica, LeRoy, Ena, Barbara and I had dinner of a lot of spaghetti and bread … Continue reading Door County Century Recount