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Dec 21, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Some Favorite Quotes

Some Favorite Quotes

I always come across quotes I like but I never have anywhere to put them.  So, I’ll collect some here.

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.
Ruskin, John
Nov 29, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Boulevard Dash 2008

Boulevard Dash 2008

Once again, someone (Larae H) challenged me for another run. So, I ran the Boulevard Dash yesterday to get Thanksgiving Day started. The run was 5 miles, starting on Belle Meade Boulevard near Harding Road. We turned around near the park entrance, and then returned to the end of BMB. Out of about 20 people that met us at the start, Larae and I were the only ones that ran. Our time was about 47:11, not bad since I haven't put one foot in front of the other faster than walking since the 2008 Country Keep reading [...]
Nov 5, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Election Day Emotions

Election Day Emotions

I voted early. I was pretty much convinced of who I was going to vote for.  And I didn't care if they suddenly found Bin Laden in a hole somewhere.  Or if some video emerged of my candidate saying something back in the70's.  People change their thoughts over the years about things.  They become more open minded, evolving from hate and fear, to tolerance, and eventually acceptance.  It's a personal growth that I hope Americans can go through over at least the next four years Keep reading [...]
Oct 30, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Thoughts on Economy, Crime and Mortgage Crisis

Thoughts on Economy, Crime and Mortgage Crisis

I'm sitting here surfing, my usual thing before work, listening to the news.  One major news story was a possible $500 billion or million or something injection of money into the mortgage market.  The very next story was about a convenience store armed robbery.  It seems like every day I hear about a robbery.  It's a hunch, and it's probably an obvious characteristic of crime in tough economic times, but it seems like the numbers of robberies are on the rise in sync with the Keep reading [...]
Oct 24, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Walk Bike Nashville 10th Anniversary

Walk Bike Nashville 10th Anniversary

I rode my bike down to the Walk Bike Nashville  10th Anniversary birthday party and annual member meeting at the Farmers Market tonight.  The weather was quite mild and I was overdressed with leg warmers, long sleeve shirt and wind vest.  When I arrived, I'm so disappointed at the number of people that drive to a Walk Bike advocacy meeting.  I'd park my car around the corner and ride a block over just so I didn't have to show up in a car.  Last year, the meeting was downtown.  Keep reading [...]
Oct 8, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Presidential Debates Bike Ride

Presidential Debates Bike Ride

I just got back from a bike ride - yes, almost 10pm.  I met a couple of friends down in Hillsboro Village where we had a few beers.  From there, we headed over to Belmont where the presidential debates were occurring, hopefully to catch a glimpse of the candidates as their motorcades arrived.   What a circus!  At Belmont, we witnessed the most sincere form of patriotism - dissent.  So many protesters were down there protesting so many issues, it was hard to keep up with Keep reading [...]
Sep 9, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Jim Benson Memorial Ride

Jim Benson Memorial Ride

Tonight, I drove to Murfreesboro after work to join the Murfreesboro Bike Club for the Jim Benson Memorial Ride.  Jim was killed while he was wearing his helmet, riding legally on what appears to be a fairly safe place to ride.  I think the driver must have cut the corner off while making a left turn.  She must have been hauling ass because she was taken to the hospital with injuries from htting him.At the start, Jim's widow Sandy Benson showed up.  They gave her a bullhorn and Keep reading [...]
Aug 15, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on One of my favorite verses

One of my favorite verses

One of my favorite verses: Ezekiel 25:17 -  The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish, and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and goodwill shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger, those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers, and you will know my name is The Lord, Keep reading [...]
Apr 16, 2008 - BLOG - Stuff On my Mind    Comments Off on Ride Coordinator Riding in the Country

Ride Coordinator Riding in the Country

I went out and rode the HBC Tuesday night ride. I'm the ride coordinator, and lately I rarely ride on the club rides, and it's pretty pathetic I know. Last night, I rode the new Tuesday location. The start is right off I65 by Cool Springs Blvd to the east, and the route heads south through McKay's Mill, Arno Road and all that. Pretty neat ride once you get away from Cool Springs Boulevard. Fortunately there's plenty of room for cars and bicycles because the roads around Cool Springs on the east Keep reading [...]