pictures from the scene

I posted a photo set from the Georgetown Public Library fire on my Flickr page. There were a lot of people from the community standing watch over the scene. There was optimism that things could be salvaged (especially archival documents and articles that resided in the Peabody Room), but the…

enough with the fires already

I woke up this morning to hear that DC's historic Eastern Market suffered a devastating fire early this morning. The three-alarm blaze caused over $40 million in damage, displaced almost a dozen family-owned-and-operated food merchants, and upended one of the more unique neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. The mayor…

workout log: 29 april 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Front Royal, VA > Luray, VA > Front Royal, VA Distance: 84.0 miles (very hilly) Duration: 4:55 Weather: partly sunny, 57-74 degrees Avg HR: 161 (max 185) Type: aerobic An impromptu ride of "SkyMass" (Skyline Drive plus the climb to Massanutten) with some PPTC friends. It…

shortest ride this year

This is decidedly not a workout log. Perhaps it was a bad sign when a cardinal did a suicide dive into my car on the way to Poolesville. Or perhaps the cardinal was getting back at me for being an accomplice in ending its life. My ride today lasted all…

naïve politicians

Want proof of a naïve voting populace? Look no further than the zany antics of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who resorts to non-creative name calling about western politicians who speak truth to power. Yup - Shurtleff still buys into the beat-to-death and entirely untrue argument connecting Iraq, 9/11 and…

workout log: 24 april 2007

Activity: road cycling Location: Dupont Circle > Avenel, MD > Dupont Circle Distance: 27.3 miles (moderately hilly) Duration: 1:31 Weather: partly sunny, 80 degrees Avg HR: 153 (max 182) Type: aerobic PPTC "Downtown Breakaway" ride. Good group tonight, with lots of riders running the gamut from AA to B. I…

do not adjust your set

Due to some domain name issues that cropped up unannounced (more to come on that in a future post), the site has been in a state of limbo since early this morning. I managed to wrestle my way in to post this note. Things should be back to normal by…

random monday quip

It's amazing what selective word choice can do to a statement. Witness this nugget from White House spokesperson, Dana Perino, during this press conference today: The president's record on climate change is very strong. Sure, his record is strong - in terms of accelerating climate change. I guess it's some…

a modest earth day proposal

While Earth Day is in its waning moments, I'd like to reflect on a dangerous and misguided addiction in the United States: we're too in love with our cars. Face it: most of you reading this blog use a car more often than you should. You take it a mile…
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