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Originally posted on Facebook. I was asked to put it where others could read it.

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I don't like having Christian imagery sung at me en masse in public. I don't—that's just how it is.

I'm not calling the cops. I'm not petitioning or picketing. I'm not saying I'm offended. I just don't like it. Where I grew up, the Christ-y people were the same ones who painted our house in swastikas and "KKK," and you can't talk me out of that childhood association any more than I can talk you out of you thinking it's all just homey family time. It's both.

This is Facebook, where saying what you do and don't like is pretty much all we do.

So if I seem a little cranky over the next weeks, well, I may be. But my page, my crankiness. Call me a Grinch, you get blocked. I had to put up with that through childhood, too, for the crime of not celebrating Christmas, and I don't see much reason to put up with it now.

So yeah, I'll be the one being nice to carolers instead of giving them dirty looks; and acting as though "It's not really religious!" makes any sense at all from outside a Christian-centric worldview; and smiling politely when "Christmas is really for everyone!" gets thrown around. I get what they mean. I also get something else, though.

I love you all dearly, except for six of you, and I know you love this time of year, but in some ways, I just don't. If I say so, it's not "offense." It's just how I feel—and as with all statements of how someone feels, we can either make it about ourselves, take offense, turn it into arguments—or listen, because we're friends.

I try to hear when it's about you. This one was about me.
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My nine-year-old and I move the last of the divorce stuff.
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…which I could conceivably end up calling   if no one talks me out of it. Mechanicals, bonks, dogs, wrong turns, and bonus miles have delayed RIDE 3 since the submission deadline, and sometime...
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Riderless Google Bikes will reduce road-rage bike fatalities to nearly zero.
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And I thought, am I going all the way with this tonight? Are they ready for this? Can I make it general enough that it doesn’t freak them out? So here’s what you need to know. What if you’re with someone who passes out? Then people can do those things to them. So if you’re with someone who passes out, you should probably watch out for them, and make sure those things don’t happen. Especially if it’s a girl.

Well that’s okay, he said, because girls don’t like to drink alcohol. …
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JET BICYCLE: The most dangerous bike ever. Don't try this at home. But if you do, please call me first.
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How will i have the money to buy a Jet bike?
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I NOTICED I WAS losing my voice around mile 75 or so, which I noticed because I was saying things like: "T-left Millbrook. "T-left Millbrook. "T-left Millbrook. "T-left. "T-left Millbrook. "Anyone ...
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Two eight-year-olds attempt a 50K.
A BREVET STARTS when you wake up. Ride preparation is backstory. It ended last night. This morning, in medias res, you do what randos have always done: Eat Dress Stop singing and find your hoody IT...
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It really is? I didnt know that!
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In 2009 I lost my job on Wall Street. (I assume you know me well enough, but I'll remind you anyway: Wall Street, not WALL STREET.) Wall Street is at the bottom of Manhattan, and I lived way up at ...
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but dad, you dont BELIEVE in god.
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“A couple of times a year, any uncertainty about what is a Jew dissipates, and I become a true member of a singular tribe, the American Jews of the diaspora, when I perform, with sincere and profound humility, our only major tradition: Googling to see when the holiday is, what we’re supposed to already have started cooking, and what the greeting is. …
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REALLY? They have those?
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Father of twins, randonneur (ultra-distance bicyclist), novelist, book designer, editor/publisher of RIDE: SHORT FICTION ABOUT BICYCLES.
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