Poetry Friday

POETRY AS INSURGENT ART I am signaling you through the flames. The North Pole is not where it used to be. Manifest Destiny is no longer manifest. Civilization self-destructs. Nemesis is knocking at the door. What are poets for, in such an age? What is the use of poetry? The state of the world calls […]

2010 Ride #1

View Ascent activity on 03-Jan-10 at 12:20PM in a larger map Woke up late this morning, but the weather is absolutely gorgeous outside … clear and sunny with temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s, so I decided to skip skiing and go for the first ride of the 2010 season instead. 14.5 miles, AvgHR 148, 574 […]

Cancer sucks

Fat Cyclist » Don’t Say She Lost Susan died tonight (August 5) at 7:25pm. It was a hard, long day, and Susan fought right to the end, for much longer than anyone would have thought she could. My mom, my sisters Kellene and Jodi, and my Brother-in-Law Rocky were all here to support my family […]


I’ll post some commentary later when I’ve calmed down a bit, but suffice it to say that at the moment: I AM FUCKING DISGUSTED WITH THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Court upholds Prop. 8 but lets marriages stand Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer (05-26) 11:33 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — California voters legally outlawed same-sex marriage when […]

Prop 8 protests in SLC

Thousands protest LDS stance on same-sex marriage – Salt Lake Tribune Opponents of a measure that banned gay marriage in California took their outrage to the spiritual hub of Mormonism on Friday. More than 3,000 people swarmed downtown Salt Lake City to march past the LDS temple and church headquarters, protesting Mormon involvement in the […]

Great expectations and great challenges

Three more great articles from The Economist on this past Tuesday’s election excerpted below. The first article deals with the expectations that President-elect Barack Obama will face once he takes the Oath of Office on January 20th. Great expectations of Barack Obama | The Economist Nov 6th 2008, From The Economist print edition Barack Obama […]