Small man’s big bike

I’ve been shopping around for a road bike for a seven year-old who really, really wants to be on a real racing bike like his dad. The shot here is from his recent participation in the Xterra/Stoaked kids triathlon in Hanover, NH. He took second place and was, well, stoaked. …

Why this? Why Now?

After not doing any of this blogging for years (just reading a handful of blogs obsessively on a daily basis and occasionally posting comments here and there), I finally decided to get back online. Sadly, the inspiration to do so has been the ongoing destruction of Lebanon. I cut my …

Enough is Enough

Chairman Howard Dean, MD DNC 340 South Capitol Street, SE Washington, DC 20003   Norwich, November 6, 2005 Dear Chairman Dean, In your recent “Enough is Enough” mailing, you ask me to support the Democratic Party to put an end to all the misdeeds of this Republican administration. You provide …

The Devil's Suction Bulb

Dear Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller, I just learned about the exciting new legislation you have underway in Indiana aimed at regulating "Unauthorized Reproduction." I think it's about time, and I'm eager to share your novel ideas with my local representatives here in Vermont to institute a similar micro-management of …

The Devil’s Suction Bulb

Dear Indiana State Senator Patricia Miller, I just learned about the exciting new legislation you have underway in Indiana aimed at regulating "Unauthorized Reproduction." I think it's about time, and I'm eager to share your novel ideas with my local representatives here in Vermont to institute a similar micro-management of …

Stuff Your Prayers…

Every year or so, a reactionary relative will send around some annoying right-wing screed of dubious origin with no comments of their own, leaving recipients to wonder if they're forwarding something that they wholeheartedly agree with, marvel at, question, want to discuss, or simply want to share widely. A few …

As We Say in Vermont: You Can’t Get There From Here

Whoa, whatever you were looking for at Ameridane Press isn’t here. Maybe I never wrote it, the picture turned out to be photoshopped, I got my facts wrong, or the whole thing just wasn’t worth it after all. If that strikes you as odd and you’re sure there’s supposed to …

A Response to a Friend…

Thank you for forwarding former rock journalist Tony Parsons' 9/11/2002 Daily Mirror column in which he claims that "to the world's eternal shame, 9/11 is increasingly seen as America's comeuppance." He then goes on to describe at length his admiration for what he considers the restraint shown by the United …