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About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.

Reading trees along the way

Trees along the way are signs that everything will be all right, even though you know everything will not be all right because everything is everything that is and isn’t right. But as the trees and miles multiply, the signs … Continue reading

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What do birds think of us humans? 30 days of biking, #30

What does a bird think of us? It’s all conjecture, isn’t it? No bird uses Google search, which would then allow its interests to be tracked, thus exposing a pattern of thought, maybe something of its reactions to us. Hard … Continue reading

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Playing with gravity from allegro to molto adagio. 30 days of biking, #29

No two ways about it: I’m slow. I’m slow to rise and slow to read. Slow to write, slow to edit, and even slower to delete what doesn’t fit. I’m slow over coffee, and slow in conversation. I’m slow to … Continue reading

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Wherein the person awheel comes dangerously close to dissing all that was holy and good. 30 days of biking, #28

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” —1 Corinthians 13:11 __ When I rode seriously, I … Continue reading

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Read before burning bridges. 30 days of biking, #27

I’m back at the house no longer there and the flowers across the street from the house, the flowers that seem to follow the unattributable advice to bloom where you’re planted, though because flowers were blooming in place long before … Continue reading

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