Monday, June 29, 2015

Got my mind on my money and my money on my mind...

Just so I can see if it's working, could anyone who reads this click on the Google AdSense ad over there to the right?  Normally I won't harangue you in this way, and if you feel like clicking, or don't, it's up to you, but I'd really love it if I could know that it actually could potentially get me... pennies. 


I know I don't need to tell you, but it does seem that the world works on money, and requires it.  Thus, if this little blog could earn... anything at all, I would be more motivated to update it.  Do you like it when I update it?  Anyone other than my parents?

Then click. 

We're not talking about getting rich---I'm talking about a quarter a day would make me ecstatic.

Also, while we're talking all businessy, I have some new writing news coming your way soon.

Do you like to travel?

And one final plug, you really should check out my friend Matt Forster's books if you live in (or visit) Colorado, Michigan, or Ohio.  He still hasn't acknowledged me in ANY of them, but just the same, it's worth your time.  He's available at barnes and noble and everything!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

baby bird, tuck's a comin'--- and he's comin' on strong...

Was sitting on the porch tonight reading a book, when I saw what I thought was a frog.

In fact, it was a fledgling robin.  Picked him up to show Lucy- who looked it up and no, their parents will not abandon them if you touch them- and boy was he mad.  Fortunately for me, he was a baby bird and as such, could not really express his anger in any meaningful way.

we tried putting him in the small tree out front to keep him up and away from cats.  He jumped out and hopped toward the road. 
I'm not a bird. Try again!

So that was out.

In the end, he went down into the swamp (wetland?) behind the house.  Can't imagine that was a good choice, but I think we'd already messed with nature enough.  Also, poison ivy.

Pictures later.

Thursday, June 4, 2015


trying to be as... Geisha... as I can.
too cool for the rest of us
or maybe not

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Check out Rapha's #MYHOUR Challenge on Strava.

The hour record has traditionally been the great cycling record that a professional attempts at least once on their career. Done on a track (velodrome). Funny lance never attempted one. No point competing against yourself I suppose.

So I'll be taking an hour for my "record attempt" this weekend. Maybe I'll think about (vinyl) records, and I'll certainly record the ride (I like to see where I've been).

Take a ride yourself!

Postscript: I rode around the neighborhood with Lucy for an hour, so I attempted my hour without even meaning to. That'll do.

Friday, May 29, 2015


falling water
fish ladder
fun trail.  It's on a ridge.