Valley snow in September …

Looks like we’re gonna have us some cyclocross weather for the first race of the Utah Cyclocross Series tomorrow up in Ogden. That’s snow falling in the pictures below. My thermometer is indicating 35 degrees outside right now; and while tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and warmer (mid-60s for the high), it ought to […]

Poetry Friday

DREAMS Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.   — Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967), African-American poet, novelist and playwright.

Video Poetry (part heaven/hell)

GREEN DAY – WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS Summer has come and passed The innocent can never last Wake me up when September ends Like my fathers come to pass Seven years has gone so fast Wake me up when September ends Here comes the rain again Falling from the stars Drenched in my […]

And so it begins …

Home ownership has its downsides, first and foremost of which is … repairs. Especially repairs that I can’t do myself. Had a plumber out today to inspect my bathroom … I need to have my shower faucets repaired, a new shut-off valve attached to my toilet, and to get the old drain removed from my […]

Quote of the Day

I go out of the darkness           Onto a road of darkness     Lit only by the far off             Moon on the edge of the mountains. Kuraki yori Kuraki michi ni zo Irinu beki Haruka ni terase Yama ho ni no tsuki   —Izumi Shikibu (c. 974 – c. 1033), Japanese courtesan and poet.

Rainy Sunday …

Went out for a short ride yesterday afternoon, trying to beat the storm but didn’t quite make it out early enough … got sidetracked by my downstairs neighbor, who is apparently experiencing a little dripping from my apartment … I’ve been delaying calling a plumber to fix the leaky/drippy faucet in my tub, but it […]