More Motorcycle Photoblogging

A few more photos from my motorcycle trip. Click any photo to enlarge:

Top row, left to right:

Riding lessons for my grandson Quentin, 4/24/10 Spring Mountain to Pahrump, en route to Death Valley, 4/25/10

Bottom row, left to right:

Old borox mine, Death Valley, 4/25/10 California poppies in the Mojave Desert (w/bee), […]


Dateline: Las Vegas

Day three of my Las Vegas trip. Drove up Friday with the motorcycle loaded on my trailer. Rode to Laughlin Saturday to check out the annual River Run, checked out the classic car display at the Riverside Casino, walked through the vendor displays out front, participated in a loud pipe Harley traffic jam, then rode […]


Road Trip

I’ve been planning a motorcycle trip for two months, and tonight am on the eve of it.

There have been some inevitable last-minute changes. Originally I was going to ride from Tucson to Flagstaff via back roads, spend the night in Flag, then ride on to Vegas. But it’s snowing in Flagstaff, so I’m trailering […]


Goin’ All Activist: a Nice Surprise

I’m not taking credit for this, but I spent a couple of hours on base yesterday for an annual physical and noticed that all the public area televisions were set to CNN and NBC. Not one was set to Fox News.

I wonder if the letter I sent in September 2009 had anything to do […]


Epistemic Closure

From an interesting blog post by Julian Sanchez:

One of the more striking features of the contemporary conservative movement is the extent to which it has been moving toward epistemic closure. Reality is defined by a multimedia array of interconnected and cross promoting conservative blogs, radio programs, magazines, and of course, Fox News. Whatever conflicts […]


Vindication: a Dish Best Enjoyed in Lowercase

Land o’ Goshen, the Associated Press Stylebook is officially ditching “Web site” for “website.”

Maybe now the copy editors at The New Yorker will consider uncapping the “i” in “internet.”

For years now, I’ve been tripping over The New Yorker’s insistence on capitalizing the “i” in internet. It offends me. Who decided “internet” is a […]


Spring Cleaning

Over the past few weeks I’ve dug up and repaired my irrigation system, cut down brush, hauled away yard debris and a year’s worth of the kind of garbage the county won’t pick up and Goodwill doesn’t want, sprayed the weeds front and back, cleaned up the tool bench and work area in the garage, […]


Banned Book News Roundup

Here’s another digest of book banning news from the USA (and Canada, where I thought they had better sense):

The New Yorker on A Wrinkle in Time (including some interesting news about Philip Pullman’s Golden Compass movies, which I sincerely hope is not true). More on Philip Pullman and his new novel The Good […]