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    Those who seek consolation in existing churches often pay for their peace of mind with a tacit agreement to ignore a great deal of what is known about the way the world works.
    - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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    This weekend’s bike rides

    Last weekend I rode the Red-Bell Century ride, 105 miles from Redmond to Bellingham. It was a great ride, and I should probably write a blog post about it; but I haven’t yet and I don’t have any pictures and I’m lazy….so maybe I’ll get around to it sometime. But today I wanted to write about the two rides I did this weekend.
    The first became interesting when I elected to continue north instead of taking my regular route to the east. I was continuing north from Lynden and it didn’t take long before I found myself on this road:

    This road is interesting because it actually looks and feels like a divided highway – that strip down the middle seperates two two-lane roads. However, both roads are completely independent of each other; both have one lane that goes each direction. The …


    Fish at SeaTac

    Those of you that have been to the SeaTac airport will have noticed the brass fish embedded into the floor. There are literally hundreds of these fish swimming along the walkways between boarding gates, they look like this:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This evening as I was walking along, this one caught my eye:


    My Next Century Ride

    “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” ~ John F. Kennedy
    Riding the Tour de Whatcom 2011
    I’d like to talk with you a little about bicycles. I’ve always had a little bit of a fascination with bicycles; the first time I got on a bicycle I rode it quite well – in a straight line. I had no idea how to turn around so I just kept going until I was so far away from home I was scared to go any further so I let myself crash into the grass on the side of the road. Later I had a bike with the raised handle bars and the cool banana seats – a great bike for doing “wheelies.” When I was twenty my primary mode of transportation as a missionary …


    Cottle Candy Bowl

    It’s time for the annual Cottle Candy Bowl!!!
    Click HERE for all the info!
    And here’s the Gird:  Cottle Candy Bowl Grid


    A Couple of Songs From J’Neil

    One of the real pleasures of our household is the playing and singing that we often get from J’Neil.  So last night I got the recording gear out and had her play a couple of things, so that perhaps some of you outside of our house could enjoy it as well.  

    So here they are:

    Better Days

    Love Remains the Same

     

    She sounds pretty good, eh?


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