Category: text

  • My Journal Has Moved… Sort Of

    Dear Readers,   This “journal” was created mostly for weird and humorous stuff I found around the net and not so much for the normal “personal reflection” kind of material one might normally associate with a journal.  I focus my meaningful, thoughtful outdoor-related writing and photography to my outdoor blog, “Going Places Quietly” and my more…

  • Freudian Slip from Today’s Avalanche Report

    From the 2012-02-05 Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center Report. “Yesterday, I took part in the GVSA Porker Ride on Buck Ridge. The weather was great and so were the hot dogs.”

  • I Believe in Creationism…

    “i believe in creationism. i believe that man created god.” – tygreen19 via

  • Cycling Accessibility the Death Metal of Transportation

    “If cycling in New York City is not allowed to become accessible then it will remain the death metal of transportation–a stylized and redundant novelty with a limited appeal and a veneer of danger that seems exciting when you’re in your teens and that you’re over before you’re 40.” – BSNYC

  • Good and Evil

    “If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”    …

  • Statistical Analysis of 2010

    The following are statistics from 2010 for two of the activities I log online – music listening and bicycle mileage.  I automatically log most of my music listening using the service and I manually log the miles I ride on my bicycle using GreenLightRide.  Below are results from these logs for the year 2010.…

  • Conversations with Nerds

    me:  1 Mike:  10 Mike: Buckle my Shoe

  • 15 Albums

    The rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums you’ve heard that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. This is one of those viral Facespace notes.  I enjoy thinking back on the past about the music that has shaped my…

  • Letter to Dr. Laura

    Every so often I come across a cherry piece of text that I am particularly fond of.  My first response after reading it and enjoying it at face value is to research it’s validity using websites like Wikipedia and Snopes.  The following was purportedly a letter to “Dr.” Laura Schlesinger – a woman who I…

  • A June Haiku About Snow

    Snow upon the ground/ Trees hang heavy with the weight/ Celebrate spring twice/