Category Archives: nostalgia


Who knew these things were still popular? Apparently they are, all over the place, and this latest convention of The Wheelmen took place in my old stomping grounds, Long Branch, NJ. See? There’s more to New Jersey than the Sopranos, … Continue reading

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North American Handmade Bicycle Show

If you’re going to be in or around Richmond, VA, the weekend of Feb. 26 – 28, you might want to consider taking in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. I know I would, if I could. Portland’s own Signal Cycles … Continue reading

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Cursive, the Lost Art

This morning I was reading a book review at, taken from The Washington Post Book World Script and Scribble: The Rise and Fall of Handwriting by Kitty Burns Florey This might seem like a frivolous thing to younger people, … Continue reading

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Playing Hookie from NaNoWriMo

I took myself on a shortish bike ride yesterday, because I hadn’t been on the bike for like three weeks now and figured I better get out there before I lose whatever gains I made in strength and endurance. So, … Continue reading

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It’s in the Blood

A few years back, I was contacted via e-mail by a cousin I had not known existed. He is technically my first cousin, once removed (so my father’s first cousin), and sadly we pretty much had lost contact with that … Continue reading

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O Pioneers!

So I was musing about my cat, Gracie, and how she came by her name. When I first adopted her, she had not yet been spayed, although that was one of the conditions of her adoption from the Humane Society. … Continue reading

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