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Lollygagging: Fishin' and Floatin'

I'm usually not so big on just hanging loose. I'm relaxed when moving. But there's a time for just sittin' there.

Normally I like using a boat, a canoe, and having a boat that's meant to be used. But there's a time for A FLOAT.

So much of water culture is based around floating already that it rankles…

Latest Articles

Weird eBay Listing...

A kinda neat photo of one of my stranger eBay listings. Maybe the weirdest yet? "A couple dozen broken arrows." ...Just sold for $10…

Bikes + Cars = Love (it ain't that hard)

I think we should celebrate a year of no fatalities for bikers around here. Maybe even a year of no bad local cars injuring bikers. Word gets out and I don't recall any…

Biking's Abatross: the Safety Fetish

It's boggling to me how people put bicycling into this weird separate category in life where safety fantasy is a fetish. Yet most folks just for grins do all sorts of things that are tons riskier…

Women's Bikes Could Be So Sweet!

Women's bikes share a problem with kids bikes. ...They're all overbuilt! In a normal market women's bikes would be half the market, right? I assume that's the case in Europe and Asia…

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Momentum: Chasing the Olympic Dream

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Pot Shots from a Grosse Ile Kitchen by Lucy & Sidney Corbett

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POTLUCK, a Florida smuggling thriller, Jack Rudloe, new

A modern-day small-town smuggling thriller written by an inside expert in the region, and published by OutYourBackdoor, here's a candid and realistic thriller about the interactions of small-town coastal fishermen, the special interests who ruined th...

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott

Primitive Technology: Ancestral Skills, V.2, ed. by D. Wescott ...