Fall has hit the Oregon Coast. This means the crowds have dwindled, the sun goes down sooner and we’ve had some rain. None of this is a bad thing.
Since it was not a rainy day, I decided to do a beach walk after work. I had an errand uptown, so it was the perfect opportunity to walk the Road’s End beach and check out some tide pools. Who knew I be doing a presentation on the beach… Continue reading “Tide Pool Talks with Tony”
Fair warning folks, this not my normal book review.
I generally do cycling books, with a few exceptions. This one though, is without a doubt, the BEST book I have read on climate change, and the effect mankind has and is having on the planet right now.
My compatriots out there who know we are messing up the planet would love this book. However, for those who don’t, read the post Maybe it will get you to read the book. And reading the book might, just might, shed better light than I have done trying to convince you. It is THAT good a book! Continue reading “Book Review: The End of Ice, Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the path of Climate Disruption, by Dahr Jamail”
Ladies and gents I am getting spoiled! The weather has been nothing but amazing this entire month. (Funny, the one real rain we had, Michelle and I were in Portland at the zoo!) Aside from those days, October has looked like this
Blue sky, sunshine and warm… Continue reading “But that is not what the fuzzy bear caterpillars tell me”
So there I was, walking the beach in the fog and drizzle.
Michelle and I had recently gotten home from a long weekend in Portland, and I just felt the need to walk the beach. After the sirens, yelling, horns, smells, protest chants and not so great smells, I needed a beach walk.
The fog was in, it was drizzling, but not all that windy. So all in all It was a good night to walk.
Who knew I would coin a new phrase… Continue reading “Islands of life”
So there I was, in a small book store, just before the Seattle to Portland bike ride. As most of us know, these days I prefer to read on Kindle. But I love small independent book stores. So when I stumbled on a book that combined two of my passions, science and cycling, the book just jumped into my hands. Damn I am glad it did… Continue reading “Book Review: A Hole in the Wind (A Climate Scientists Journey Across the United States) by David Goodrich”
As we all know, many of my discoveries happen when I am on a bike. However, in this instance, I have ridden by the location I am blogging about many times, and had never taken a right turn to check things out. In my defense, most of the time when passing the tiny Town of Neskowin, I have had over 90 miles under my legs and I have a big hill coming up and I just want to get home and eat….
Today, though, Michelle and I went to Neskowin on purpose. We wanted to check out the Ghost Forest near Proposal Rock… Continue reading “A Science and History lesson”
Ok just a warning folks, my inner geek will be busting loose on this post. Yes, yes, I know, most people think of me as a suave and debonair man about town.
But in truth, I am a bit of a nerd.
Which is why I was VERY excited to go to the Waco Mammoth National Monument!
Continue reading “Where mammoths walked!”
Ever wonder how many bloggers there are out in the universe we call the interwebs? I generally don’t think much about it until a day like today. As I busted out the MacBook for my eclipse day post, it hit me that there are probably millions, hell tens of millions other bloggers doing the same thing.
Some might think, “Eh, why bother” after that thought. But hell, its by blog, my eclipse day, so why not? Here it is… Continue reading “Hanging together during the eclipse”
I know for a fact I am 52. I don’t feel like it and I sure as hell don’t act like it, but yep, I am 52. I was born in 1964….
Back then there were no interwebs, cell phones, or cable. We had 3 national channels, plus what ever local TV channels there were. Hell, when my dad was stationed in Germany, we had 1 (yep count em, just one) English-speaking channel. Oh the horror….
Like all kids, I LOVED cartoons. I remember Johnny Quest, Speed Buggy, and, of course Looney Tunes! They were only on Saturdays, but, each morning I would be there, in my jammies, watching them.
I am not sure how, but somehow, during my formative years, I also developed a taste for science fiction shows. I distinctly remember watching The Time Tunnel, The Land of the Giants, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Lost in Space. Somehow before I knew what the word Nerd and Geek meant, I was the textbook example.
In addition to these shows listed above, there was one other. In my mind, the single show that helped me become who I am today. Star Trek…. Continue reading “Where No One Has Gone Before”
A few days ago, I saw a post on Facebook. It was an article written by some dude I have never heard of and it was quoting his “Bicycle Theory” I was hoping to be able to read it later, but alas, it was lost into the wilds of Facebook history
It was one of those things, though that stuck with me. I have been trying to figure out what Tony’s Bicycle Theory would be… Continue reading “Tony’s Bicycle Theory”