Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Skinny on Questions of Attraction (and Request for Opinions)


It’s hot, it’s summer, the days are long, and I’ve been having trouble writing my blog.  Did you notice that I posted my last post about a fellow biker trying to pick me up while on a Sunday morning bike … Continue reading

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Muscling His Way In – A Clever Pick Up Line?


“You’re all muscle,” he said as he rode up alongside me.  I was pushing – straining, actually – to pedal my way up the hill and reach the more level Beach Drive.  It was a sunny, near-90 degree Sunday morning … Continue reading

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My Show of a Lifetime: An Astronomical Marvel, Nearly 50 Years Past


On Tuesday, I missed witnessing one of the rarest of astronomical phenomena:  the transit of Venus, in which our brightest planet passes in front of the sun.  It’s not even a once-in-a-lifetime event, as it doesn’t happen every century.  But, … Continue reading

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Rail Trail Blues Along the Greenbrier River in West Virginia


Whenever I ride my bicycle on a rail trail, I am reminded of what used to be and of how much has changed.  That’s because of the nature of rail trails, railroad line right-of-ways that have been converted to walking … Continue reading

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