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Keep writing like this stuff here and I'll be with you.

It is wonderful to pedal through life's seventh decade.
     More than sixty years ago I learned how to ride a bicycle.  It seems like yesterday when my father removed the training wheels from my first bike.  I remember it vividly.  Over the years between children and family, ther...
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Next time I'm in Chicago (my MIL, who I avoid mostly, lives there) I'll bring my folder.
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Recumbent Trikes & Wheelchairs

as a 'bent rider I feel a kinship with people who use wheelchairs

Rolling along the Greenway today on my trike, I happened upon about a hundred school kids marching along from a playground back to their grade school. They were in a neat well-tended line. Kids dig the trike, so I got enthusiastic comments as I pedaled by.

At the front of the line, I saw a kid in a wheelchair leading the parade. I gave him a wave and a thumbs up as I passed and heard him cheer.

My recumbent grin got huger.
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Indeed. I ride with a double amputee hand trike rider about three times a year.

I look on these as mercy rides.

Meaning he slows down for me out of mercy so we can ride together.
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Errands are so much more fun by bike

grocery store, liquor store, coffee roaster and post office

all by my nippy little folder on a brisk blue sky day, cold enough for long sleeves and wool vest
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What Is Your Favorite Tiny Tim Song?

this is mine

+Steve Mays could do this proud.
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But but but
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pitiful ride week

wifey had workplace potluck and came down with norovirus Wednesday before last, then the kid got it and after nursing the two of them, I got it - shortened my ride last Monday because pukey, then effed up ALL WEEK! MAN! Haven't had anything like this illness since the mid-nineties and now, at 60, I do not bounce back. Little ride today, home for toast and Pedialite. Tomorrow I'll ride to the studio and finally get a halfway decent ride in.
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Swift recovery ol' bean.
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Good Piece of Writing on Autism

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Autism Awareness month doesn't mean that you know this neat word Autism and that some people have it.  Understand what this means.  Find a way to understand others.  That kid freaking out in the store or restaurant might not be freaking out because they weren't raised right.  

That person that shouldn't have said that because it was too blunt and rude might not have intended it, they might not understand/be capable of filtering, giving the world the unedited version.  

There's a long list of things you might encounter out there, things you might not immediately think "this might be Autism?"  

Here's some basics.  (screw the new DSM, we aren't playing diagnosis)

1.  Social Challenges - unable to filter, too literal in speech and understanding, repetitive, too long winded, doesn't catch onto hints or social cues, seemingly scripted speech.

2. Repetitive behaviors - saying the same thing over and over, having to do things in a patternistic way, often "OCD" is a title they adopt, need structure, get frazzled when things don't go according to plan.

3. Sensory Overload - Easy tantrums, shuts down in crowds, hates being around too many people, wears sunglasses a lot, earphones a lot, hates being touched/hugged, overreacts to sensory inputs that seem normal, etc...

There's so many ways it can manifest, but these are good examples.  Just because you know one person on the spectrum, does not mean everyone is like that, it comes in so many flavors.  

Want to know some realities, try http://www.wrongplanet.net

Want to know how to deal with people on the spectrum?  Simple.  Don't judge.  People on the spectrum have needs just like yours, including needing to be understood, to be safe, to be loved.  Just that often the ways life works to get there are different.  
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Recumbent Trikes & Wheelchairs

as a 'bent rider I feel a kinship with people who use wheelchairs

Rolling along the Greenway today on my trike, I happened upon about a hundred school kids marching along from a playground back to their grade school. They were in a neat well-tended line. Kids dig the trike, so I got enthusiastic comments as I pedaled by.

At the front of the line, I saw a kid in a wheelchair leading the parade. I gave him a wave and a thumbs up as I passed and heard him cheer.

My recumbent grin got huger.
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Fairing's Off For Summer!

Off for summer
Off till fall
might not go back on at all

Fairing's off forever
Fairing's off for summer
Fairing's off with fever
Fairing's off completely
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No charge... No fare at all!
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My three favorite American Tin Pan Alley songwriters?

Yip Harburg
Hoagy Charmichael
Tom Waits


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got to stretch out to the fringes a bit more, Curtis. I know lots of folks who write in the style(s) of TPA. like ... me for instance.

http://snakesuspenderz.bandcamp.com/track/20th-century-fads
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Crazed Freak Is Making Passionate Recordings of Mozart in a Prison Camp for Art

Greek-born conductor Teodor Currentzis is recording Mozart's Da Ponte operas in Russia's Ural Mountains. He's known for recording sessions that go on for 14 hours or more.

But Currentzis will tell you this isn’t just more Mozart. He says his recordings rescue the works from flawed interpretations that have gradually robbed Mozart’s music of its subtlety, passion, and power — a slow drift that has turned one of the world’s great composers into a slick and safe choice for a shopping mall near you.
Teodor Currentzis is recording Mozart's Da Ponte operas in grueling sessions in Perm, a Russian town better know for prison gulags that soaring oratorios. It's part of his rejection — if not hatred — of the norms of the classic music scene.
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Me too!
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The Wire is at the top of my list.
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River Flat Rambling

so nice before the undergrowth blankets it.

Saw a snowy egret, a blue heron, two Buffleheads (ducks I've never seen before), a bald eagle and turkey buzzards.

Oh, and flocking bird watchers.
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