Category Archives: Infrastructure

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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You’re outside more than you think. 30 days of biking, #21

—- Unless you’re thinking of cave dwellers, you have to believe humans spend more time outside than inside. Play along for a minute: Riding a bicycle? You’re definitely outside. Sitting under an umbrella? Yep. Outside. Walking inside a house? You’re … Continue reading

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Making room for a corn field. 30 days of biking, #17

Prevailing winds don’t always prevail. The wind in central Illinois often comes out of the west, but in recent days it’s come out of the east. That means maps of my rides will look slightly different this month than they … Continue reading

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Rolling into third place. 30 days of biking, #8

It’s the footnote to every essay every day in April: how many miles pedaled. And it’s often the same. One mile. Go ahead, look. Yep, not 20 miles. Not 10 miles. One mile. Barely more than than the much-noted single … Continue reading

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The problem with photography. 30 days of biking, #4

Pictures center on what the photographer wants to promote. You’re at a birthday party for Aunt Emma. You take a picture of her, maybe a picture of everyone. The photo is well composed: everyone is looking at the camera; they … Continue reading

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