This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

.Musing about driving

Very few people even think about it.  I do.  Every time the option arises, I think of the alternatives and usually change my mind.  I teach part-time, I have a business practice advising small business owners about benefits and retirement plans, so I have obligations.  Unlike a lot of people my age,I have a social purpose and need to actually go places and see people.  I'm always glad to see other people out and commuting

now that the weather has broken.  It's getting warmer and I was just thinking about how little I've been driving.  During the past 3 weeks,  I drove my car to the car wash and back.  Sometime in the past month it got all dirty and once the weather dried up and the sun came out, I decided to clean it and put it back in the garage.  It's nice to have, cars have value in today's world, it makes me feel like I can masquerade as a person whenever I like.
     It has begun to bother me though. I am 61 years old, haven't had a ticket since forever.  I carry the minimum insurance to be street legal, and spend more for insurance premiums than I do for gas.  The only time I have used the car in three weeks is to maintain it.  Something is just plain wrong with a value like that.

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