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Web-log entries from 2002

2002-11-13

Cannot Stop

The travel guide didn’t mention the current. It said something about seasonally strong swells, that was all. But if you had known about the current,... more

2002-10-06

About a Year Ago

on a cool dry weekend afternoon about a year ago i took the dog to the school near the house i used to share with... more

2002-08-06

In Six Years

in six years i wrote a master's thesis visited canada moved to montana changed careers fell in love with a dog started telling stories like... more

2002-05-09

Gear list

Last week I rode my bike from Clatsop Spit (northwest of Astoria, Oregon) to the California state line south of Brookings. I rode my bike... more

2002-05-04

Day 7: Distance

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 7 May 5, 2002 Humbug Mountain State Park to the California Line 59.52 miles 4:46 saddle time 12.5 mph avg.... more

2002-05-03

Day 6: Solitude

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 6May 4, 2002 Sunset Bay State Park to Humbug Mountain State Park 61.95 miles 4:30 saddle time 13.6 mph avg.... more

2002-05-02

Day 5: Typical

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 5 May 3, 2002 Florence to Sunset Bay State Park 62.59 miles 4:30 saddle time 13.9 mph avg. speed. Weather:... more

2002-05-01

Day 4: Education

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 4 May 2, 2002 Newport to Florence 51.35 miles 4:07 saddle time 12.4 mph avg. speed. Weather: cloudy, no wind,... more

2002-04-30

Day 3: Obscurae

Day 3: May 1, 2002 Pacific City to Newport 59.07 miles 4:30 saddle time 13.1 mph avg. speed. Early: gray, about 50 degrees, still. Becoming... more

2002-04-29

Day 2: Humility

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 2 April 30, 2002 Oswald West State Park to Pacific City 58.62 miles 4:20 saddle time 13.5 mph avg. speed.... more

2002-04-28

Day 1: Hubris

Oregon Coast Bike Ride, Day 1 April 29, 2002 Clatsop Spit to Oswald West State Park 39.02 miles 2:35 saddle time 15.0 mph avg. speed.... more

2002-04-22

A Perfect Machine

Describe a perfect machine.Its energy source is abundant, universally abundant. Its energy source, in fact, is surplus -- something that will not decrease or fail,... more

2002-03-20

Rhymes with “Orange”

door hinge carhenge floor binge score cinch whore ranch four-inch lore munge  more

2002-03-13

This is My Cathedral

The squall of March rain arrives like an announcement, travelling a patient course, propelled by 8000 miles of Pacific Ocean. I hear it crawling eastward... more

2002-03-04

Kelp

Kelp grows in clumps, in groves like trees. Among and between the twenty-foot-long strands dart otters, bright-eyed and quick-pawed, hunting out squid or crabs or... more

2002-02-25

Restless Inquisitive Child

The setting: a living room, a suburban ranch house, a small town; early summer vacation; a rainy day. The child -- perhaps age 7 or... more

2002-02-20

The Best TV Set I Ever Owned

I inherited the best television set I've ever owned from my maternal grandmother. It was a portable, vintage ca. 1973, with a built-in radio. At... more