Category Archives: Off topic

Does everyone know what time it is? That’s right: It’s coffee time!

I once lived in a house with gray siding in Washington, Illinois. You may have lived in a house made of brick in a different town. (Maybe one of straw—quick, is there a wolf outside the door?) I’m not here to … Continue reading

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Banner Day for Advertising

According to experts, the average American is exposed to 4,000 ads per day. But let’s face it: There’s not a lot of rigor to that estimate. Some say the number is closer to 5,000. Others say 10,000. The truth? The … Continue reading

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Day 30. 30 Days of Biking

Are you a spectator or a participant? Spectators watch the action. Participants are the action. Before you say participant, because that’s what people who ride bicycles are, participants in their own movement through time and space, consider what the two … Continue reading

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Day 21. 30 Days of Biking

The work week used to end on Friday. Consistently. This week, for me, it ended on Wednesday and again on Saturday. You know what that means: two half-length weekends. It can get confusing, this business of split weekends. But only … Continue reading

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Day 18. 30 Days of Riding

When I was in my early 20s, I was sure I knew everyone in Peoria who carried a bike on the roof of their car. It’s possible: Peoria was a pretty small place back then. There was the bike shop, … Continue reading

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