Recent Reads

A Change of Weather

I don’t know exactly why, but sometimes I get a strong desire to ride my bike pretty much as far as I possibly can in a day, preferably on new roads or routes, and ideally not alone. Last Sunday, those three things met in one good, crazy, challenging, and insanely hot bike ride from Berkeley […]

Feast or Famine?

Feast: the large stock market rally over the past two weeks, which, according to one friend, signals that “the recession is over.” Famine: the fact that just before the rally I moved what little I have invested into cash. Luckily, I have a bit of a gambler’s mentality and tend to view blatant losses as […]

He’s Heating Up…

After buying a tv on craigslist in an attempt to get the most tv for the least money, I have learned some things:

1) Check, double-check, and triple-check all the various configurations on the tv before you buy it. Just because it works fine with one input initially doesn’t mean it will work using other […]


Utilities, apparently, are bored with their lot in life. Turns out sitting around and being utilitarian just isn’t what it used to be, and they’re out looking for ways to spice things up. Maybe even wreak a little havoc.

1) A little over a week ago, a massive branch of an old oak came down […]