Stump of a Muffin

Month: January 2014

Ride 35

My bus work-outs are becoming easier.  I can almost make the entire trip now without hanging on.  For those of you just tuning in let me explain. My balance is terrible, or, so I discovered while riding the bus this month.  (It finally made economic sense to buy a bus pass this month instead of…

Ride 31

Three foreigners.  Speaking Spanish – I think it was Spanish.  Mexican? Father, mother and son; the son reading from the Driver’s Education book.  Each parent listening carefully as their son read his translation of the ‘code’.  An occasional pause to ask a question and hear the response. Then mother suddenly stopped caring.  Her gaze outside.…

Tie Those Laces Properly

Terry Moore: How to Tie Your Shoes Terry Moore found out he’d been tying his shoes the “wrong” way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. About Terry – http://www.ted.com/speakers/terry_moore.html The show: http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes.html Isn’t it amazing? I think so. Taking care of the tiniest of…

Ride 30

The beauty today had nothing to do with my co-commuters.  I saw beauty today in the gentle west coast that fell softly against the windows. Streaking sideways as we streaked along the highway.  Sliding vertically when forced to stop.  The life cycle of a raindrop.  What a trip?  What a trip.

BNL at UVic

2014-01-15  Went to see BNL at UVic with Tracy tonight.  We stopped for appetizers at the Keg on Quadra before going up to the university.  So good. The show was fantastic.  Strange opening act, Clara Venice, she was amazing all by herself.  The Ladies of the Canyon – who rocked the place. When the ‘boys’…