Twenty-five people felt the bad choice of a drunk driver at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas yesterday. If he had been walking would 2 have died and so many have gotten hurt? It ties in with this article I shared on the Book of Face page yesterday which I’ve been pondering in the back of my mind: Murder Machines When are we going to start seeing the car for what it is?
The Crash Test Librarian has gone missing from Malaysian radar and after a two day search there is no sign of wreckage. Perhaps he is simply on a backpacking trip into the wilds of the Daniel Boone. Terrorism is not suspected.
|The CTL has this identifying tattoo on his left calf|
The mess in Ukraine is not being portrayed as it should be. How can “we” argue that all we want is for Ukrainians to have self-determination when that’s obviously not true?
Joe Bowen’s Bowen Farms Bed & Breakfast has become a Bluegrass Bike Partner, the first in Powell County. That’s huge, and also a great precedent to be setting for our area.
According to the League of American Bicyclists “the US DOT released a traffic safety proposal that turns a blind eye to the rising number of bicyclist and pedestrians deaths.” They’re asking us all to take action by asking our members of Congress to co-sponsor the Bike/Ped Safety Act.
Winter keeps coming back like an abusive boyfriend (But I love him!) and I, for one, am ready to take a baseball bat to his knees. Forget calling out an EPO on him.
Work has been crazy with media scandal, resignations, public meetings, non-public meetings, increased Big Boyness from me, and a lot less time to jack around on here. And maybe that’s not a bad thing. I just need to come up with a new SOP that allows me to keep blogging regularly. And I need to figure out how to channel my thoughts into posts outside of the conditions that had been working quite well for me.
The Sheltowee Trace Association has put out a survey to help in planning for the future of the trail. Please take a minute, if you're so inclined, and answer the survey questions.
Also in work related news: much good is going on in the realm of bike-ped improvements in the Bluegrass--and by association the entire state--and this is a great thing. I'm channeling some more professional blog fodder for future serious-type posts.
Simmering on a back burner I’ve got a wrap-up post from my Misunderstood Wilderness series, a biting criticism of the USFS on the closure of roads in the Daniel Boone, a deeper analysis of John Brunner’s The Sheep Look Up, and some non-blog writing projects that need to move along (Leadville or Bust! for certain!). In the median of all this I am struggling to come up with ideas for concise and easily distributed daily posts. I’m afraid if I don’t start riding more the daily stream might dry up for a time. We’ll see.