Reflections on 900 miles on a bicycle

          [I wrote this back in August of 2010] Well, I’ve been back for a week, so it seemed like time to write reflections on my Portland to Berkeley bicycle trip....

AAPT meeting in Portland and my bike trip home

I’m leaving today for the American Association of Physics Teachers summer meeting in Portland, Oregon. I’ll be presenting a workshop at the meeting (see next post), then riding my bicycle to Eugene then down the...

200 people can commute in:

Great poster from Seattle demonstrating the space it takes on a street to move 200 people in various modes.

California Action Alert on Employment & Disability

Dear Advocates, AB 1269 is important for Californians with disabilities who want to or do work. If you’re unfamiliar with Medi-Cal’s California Working Disabled Program, please see the following text link that describes the current...

War Resister support protest at Peace Arch

On my way back from Canada, I stopped for my usual visit to the Peace Arch on the Canada/US border. This year I was pleasantly surprised to find a protest in favor of US war...

Great visit with some of the Canadian Trampleasures

Last night I had a great visit with cousins in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. Gary is my “fourth cousin.” He’s proud to be the oldest living Trampleasure in Canada, and the third oldest in the...

Two lovely days on Whidbey Island, WA

Mmm. Relaxing. I spent Saturday and Sunday with my old neighbor Quinn. Quinn moved up here last fall, and is enjoying his first summer on the island. He’s got a nice place, with enough space...

Mt. Rainier and a family of foxes

Today started off with me doing laundry and computer tasks while Etsuko went to class and Bob went to work. Around noon, we had got it together to drive to Mt. Rainier. Etsuko used to...