Web-log

Web-log entries from 2014

2014-12-16

My dad died 17 days ago

I don’t think I’ve sufficiently processed this. Maybe because I probably spoke with him every other week, on average, so this is…you know…not an entirely... more

2014-11-30

Water + gravity + time

Several times in my fifth or sixth or seventh summers my dad would take me to work. Not at his office — which was at... more

2014-11-24

Race Report: Krugers Krossing, 11/23/2014

Very quick report, I have other things on my mind. Rode to the race; weather early was warm and almost sunny. Minutes before my start... more

2014-11-18

You’re a Good Man

About twelve years ago, in the middle of my divorce, my father paid me the greatest compliment I have ever been given. I was at... more

2014-11-04

Race Report: Cross Crusade #3 (Deschutes Brewery)

I can do about 2 laps of Category B. 69 of 116  more

2014-09-29

Race Report: GPRT #5 (Ninkrossi)

TL;DR: First ever race in Category B. Inauspicious but not embarassing finish. 27 of 50. Not too much to say here. Weather started cool, rain... more

2014-09-23

End of summer blues

Yesterday we got the annual email that our neighborhood pool was closing for the winter. I realized Orion and I were probably the last people... more

2014-08-24

Seeing FROZEN again for the first time

Friday night Orion, Iris and I went to the free Frozen singalong in Laurelhurst Park. I knew it would be busy so we arrived really... more

2014-08-12

Three tiny stories about Robin Williams

A tweet just reminded me I had rainbow suspenders. Totally forgot the rainbow suspenders. EVERY 9 YEAR OLD IN AMERICA IN 1980 had rainbow suspenders.... more

2014-07-19

Langton

Our next-door neighbor Langton was found dead in his home this week. He was a quiet and kind of prickly guy a few years older... more

2014-06-18

Lucky

So yesterday I'm having lunch at the Daily cafe at ohsu after my orthopedic appt & kinda feeling sorry for myself bc my recovery plan... more

2014-06-13

doored

report: this happened yesterday on on sw moody by the waterfront ohsu, on my homebound commute. young fella opened his car door right into me.... more

2014-06-03

So many privileges

Some while ago I enumerated my privileges elsewhere. There are all the usual obvious ones: White Heterosexual Cisgender Male Able-bodied Neuronormative Within the range of... more

2014-05-28

Dude, not cool

So you’re a person with privileges who wants to be an ally. We can also assume you’ve read your 101 — but OK for now... more

2014-05-19

Well now they know: I might be a Frony

Here’s a short list of, not just my favorite movies, but movies that I can rewatch obsessively, dozens of times. Jaws The Big Sleep Kieslowski’s... more

2014-03-17

Etiquette for stranded cyclists

Scenario: a bike is broken down. Probably a flat tire. Bike and cyclist are on the roadside and might need a little help. You either... more

2014-02-08

Nunivak archaeology

Every great once in a while — like every 3 - 4 years — someone will contact me about my archaeological work. This week, a... more