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A Breezy Sunday

Gosh, how long’s it been since I last suggested cops should stop tasing, beating, and killing people for no reason? Feels like months. Actually it’s been weeks, which is a long time for me. It’s not that I’ve given up; it’s more like everyone knows what I think anyway, and nothing I say is going […]


Trailer Blues

Our daughter Polly’s possessions are still at the ex-boyfriend’s house in Ajo, Arizona: furniture, kitchen stuff, clothes, the lot. Since she’s still with us and doesn’t yet have a place of her own, the ex has been allowing her to keep her things there. Polly found another job, this time with our local school district. […]


Tuesday Trip Planning Report

I’m starting to get excited about the next motorcycle trip, a five-day ride from Tucson to the Four Corners region and back. Once again I’m riding with my friend Ed: we’ll leave Thursday, August 29th and return on Monday, September 2nd.

Our plan is to ride 500 miles Thursday, taking back roads to Farmington, New […]


Friday Bag o’ Catch-Up

Neglecting the blog? Guilty. I must do better.

Clearly, not much has been happening. My cold is finally gone, as well it should be in 105°F heat. I’m back to the normal swing of things: leading tours at the air museum once a week, riding the bicycle on Saturday mornings, hitting Anytime Fitness two or […]


Bridge over Troubled Waters

I’m happier this morning than I’ve been in nearly two weeks. My cold is finally on the run. I’ve been off the non-prescription meds for two days now, Kleenex consumption is dropping to pre-cold levels, and after days of drinking hot tea with honey I’m craving coffee again. Whew! In the past I wouldn’t […]


But Who’s Counting?

I told Donna I’d cook tonight. What I have in mind is chicken satay, which I like to serve with a sweet & sour cucumber salad and frites. Since we had neither cucumber nor potatoes I stopped at Safeway.

Today’s veggies

Oh, I picked up some flowers for Donna, too, seeing as how it’s […]


Motorcycle Maintenance, Messy

Yesterday I decided to change the oil in the Ducati. All the work I did getting it ready to ride again, I never got around to replacing the oil and filter. It looked like an easy task, but it turns out there’s a trick to it.

I drain dirty oil into one of those squarish […]


My Not-So-Wild-One Motorcycling History (Updated)

Update (9/2/12): This is an older post, written in September 2008. I’ve updated it twice, once to replace some stock images with photos of the actual machines I owned, and again today to add the latest bike, the Ducati I’m fixing up for my daughter Polly.


Original post: Lately I haven’t written […]