Web-log entries from 2014


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


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


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


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


Race Report: Cross Crusade #3 (Deschutes Brewery)

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


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


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


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


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



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



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



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


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


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


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


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


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