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To Outwit a Bike Thief

How to keep your bike from being stolen:  My favorite advice is “Have a really expensive looking Bike… Lock. (and a crummy looking bike)” Even new bikes can be made less shiny. Ride it everywhere: dirt/mud/let your kid ride it! … Continue reading

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Can we afford to repeal the ACA?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare” or “The ACA”) has been panned for not living up to its promises, but I think what hasn’t been talked about is it’s usefulness as a safety net.  The “Patient Protection” part … Continue reading

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Family Bike, part 2: NEW BIKE!

I’m finally getting a family & cargo bike. I mean, I’ve had one for a while. Any bike can be a cargo bike, as they say! Just add a bungee… but I have been trying to dial this in for … Continue reading

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A White Guy Confronts His Bernie vs. Black Lives Matter Guilt

I must admit, when I heard Black Lives Matter Protestors interrupted Bernie Sanders, I was upset. I mean, this was right after the GOP’s Predominately Awful Guys Debate. Couldn’t they pick on someone else? …and, after all, isn’t Bernie our … Continue reading

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WTO to Tango

WTO Stories I was there, 15 years ago, amongst the throngs, the upheaval, the tear gas. After the first day, we went to the Army Surplus store. Surprisingly, they weren’t out of gas masks, though they were doing a brisk … Continue reading

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On Depression

I’m depressed. Well, not now. I’m doing *quite* well at the moment, but I haven’t always been. I’m a quiet depressive… & an optimistically loud manic. You may have never known! & I’ve never talked to a Doctor about it, … Continue reading

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17% Metro Bus Cuts — with Plenty of Blame To Go Around!

I just got home to the news that Proposition 1 is going down in defeat. “Great job, Seattle!” some say derisively, but this is a King County issue, affecting King County Metro. And caused by the state legislature, which affects transit … Continue reading

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