Tag Archives: bicycling

Value Planning

Plan for the future? Sure. Lately, I’ve been planning for the next hour or day. Planning for my far future, like next year, only happens if I want to get a headache. Long term life plans for coming decades are … Continue reading

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Cycling Wants And Needs

Last night I received two invitations: one was to a meeting about transportation options and budgets, the other was to a free concert. I pick the free concert. Choosing between truck, bicycle, or bus is a seven-day-a-week need that must … Continue reading

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Get A Job Do Less

Good news everybody! I got a job! Add that to the other one and I’m three-quarters of the way to half-time employment. If I keep this up I’ll be able to work a lot less. Yesterday I signed a contract … Continue reading

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PicoP Ala Newton

I like to look ahead. I like to guess at trends and watch them develop. That skill, talent, and habit is why I live on Whidbey Island. It is why I invest in individual stocks. Decades of looking ahead is … Continue reading

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A Grocery Bag Of Garbage

My garbageman awarded me a verbal honor. He laughed when I asked if he would take some slightly outsized trash. Of course. According to him, I throw out less trash than anyone on his five routes. He was happy to … Continue reading

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Cobwebs In The Car

There are cobwebs in my car. Okay. It’s spring. Spiders are hatching everywhere, why not in my car? Evidently, they are using it more than me. Spring is partly to blame. So is $4.26 gas. I’m using a startling new … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

Living in the moment is espoused because the moment is the only reality. Patience is a virtue, and has been proved by The Marshmellow Experiment. Those are two ideas that each hold value, but they create a tension, especially when … Continue reading

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Tell Me More

Ideas and stories are insubstantial, numerous, and we only hear a few. No wonder my passions are people and ideas. Occasionally I’ll launch into monologue when I find a receptive audience. Maybe that’s why I enjoy teaching and speaking, and … Continue reading

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From the Middle

I am a moderate, which in today’s land pundits and opinions is looked upon as boring, non-committal, uncertain, and inconsequential. I like the middle. The middle is where balance is achieved and is the fulcrum for motion. I’ve been called … Continue reading

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