Category Archives: Micro


June 4, 2021

American Water Willow

I’ve seen these before and have been waiting for them to bloom amongst some rocks near my daily trail ride.


May 5, 2021

My fat bike, a few weeks ago, when I cleaned it and upgraded the drivetrain to a Microshift 1×9. Thanks to spring rains it’s been dirty every day since. I’ve ridden 3,750 miles on this bike in the last 12 months. 😀


April 30, 2021

Atlantic camas, a native, wild hyacinth. I walk or ride this trail a few times a day and am really familiar with everything growing here. This is the only plant of this species I’ve found – very nice to see it pop up here!


April 27, 2021

My daily trail ride takes me along this very pretty little creek where I’m often treated to a brief sighting of a pair of wood ducks (not pictured).


April 10, 2021

The woods have come alive with a carpet of small white, pink and purple wildflowers.

False Rue Anemone
Dutchman’s Breeches
Spring Beauty


November 2, 2020

I’ve not posted much about the shitstorm that is 2020. For that matter, I’ve not posted much about the swamp that is the Trump presidency.

Here it is, short and to the point.

Trump is a criminal, bully and generally of the lowest character possible. I voted against him in 2016 and again in 2020. The Republican Party has shown itself to be criminal and racist, not a surprised. The people that have come out of the cracks in the past 4 years to support Trump… well, that’s another whole discussion involving racism, white supremacy, pent of frustration with the U.S. political system and economy and more. Another time.

The Democratic Party is another sham. Criminal in it’s own ways. Representative not of people but of global capitalism (just as the Republicans are) but with a more reasonable, psuedocompassionate face. But again, the establishment.

The two party system is obviously broken. Politics in the U.S. are broken and toxic. What we have serves corporate interests and it needs a complete re-write in a different, completely rethought and new form.

All that said, social media and Trump have illustrated just how broken, toxic and divided the general culture of the U.S. has devolved into. We’re a long, long, long way from the important solutions to our immediate, mid-term and long-term problems. It’s going to get uglier. There might be others out there framing it all with a more constructive, positive light. It’s a crisis and often the disruption of crisis can also be the groundwork for new solutions and progress. We’ll see. But in the short term, yeah, ugly. Dangerous.