Web-log archive: 2014

December
2014-12-16

My dad died 17 days ago

I don’t think I’ve sufficiently processed this. Maybe because I probably spoke with him every other week, on average, so this is…you know…not an entirely...

November
2014-11-18

You’re a Good Man

💚 About twelve years ago, in the middle of my divorce, my father paid me the greatest compliment I have ever been given.

September
2014-09-29

Race Report: GPRT #5 (Ninkrossi)

TL;DR: First ever race in Category B. Inauspicious but not embarassing finish. 27 of 50. Not too much to say here. Weather started cool, rain...

2014-09-23

End of summer blues

Yesterday we got the annual email that our neighborhood pool was closing for the winter. I realized Orion and I were probably the last people...

Orion riding up Riverview Cemetery
2014-09-22

Last weekend of summer

Last weekend of summer, I think we did it right. Jenny ran an alpine half marathon in Central OR and placed second in her age...

August
July
2014-07-19

Langton

Our next-door neighbor Langton was found dead in his home this week. He was a quiet and kind of prickly guy a few years older...

June
2014-06-18

Lucky

So yesterday I'm having lunch at the Daily cafe at ohsu after my orthopedic appt & kinda feeling sorry for myself bc my recovery plan...

2014-06-13

doored

report: this happened yesterday on on sw moody by the waterfront ohsu, on my homebound commute. young fella opened his car door right into me....

2014-06-03

So many privileges

Some while ago I enumerated my privileges elsewhere. There are all the usual obvious ones: White Heterosexual Cisgender Male Able-bodied Neuronormative Within the range of...

May
2014-05-28

Dude, not cool

So you’re a person with privileges who wants to be an ally. We can also assume you’ve read your 101 — but OK for now...

March
2014-03-17

Etiquette for stranded cyclists

💚 Scenario: a bike is broken down. Probably a flat tire. Bike and cyclist are on the roadside and might need a little help…

February
2014-02-10

Snowlandia 2014

This past week we had 3 days of fine, fluffy snow just like in the movies. When the snow arrived mid-day Thursday, PPS dismissed classes...

2014-02-08

Nunivak archaeology

Every great once in a while — like every 3 - 4 years — someone will contact me about my archaeological work. This week, a...

January
2014-01-13

A bad day on the bike...

I bookended this weekend’s 45mi (flat, cold and very wet) team ride with 18mi to and Hillsboro. So an 81mi ride the whole way. The...