Friday, March 30, 2018

Time For A Change

During my ride to work yesterday morning it dawned on me that it was the last time I would ride my bike to work. Today I retire from the US District Court Clerk's Office after 20 years and a couple of months. It's a bittersweet feeling. This is the best place I've ever worked and the people are great. But there are other things I'd like to do so it's time for a change.

Nothing's changed in one respect because all my riding 
is for fun regardless of where I'm going.

The people I work with know me and Kathy too well.

Kathy retires from her job in two weeks. In May we load our gear onto our bikes and begin a 16-month ride around the country. We thought we'd share a big adventure together while we're still physically able to.  People think we're crazy and that's okay. We'll be blogging our adventure at

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Questions For Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Have you ever gotten tired of counting Trump’s lies?
Can you count that high? Have you even tried?
Are you bothered by his cabinet’s conspicuous corruption?
Are you happy that he’s been such a huge disruption?
Are you concerned he holds Putin in such high regard?
Do you worry he may get us in yet another war?
Do you trust a president who rules by tweets?
Do you feel for Melania on whom he cheats?
Can you tell us if Donald Trump should or ought’ta
Date a porn star and compare her to his daughter?
Can you ever see a day when it’s gotten so dire
You decide you will finally hold his feet to the fire?
And if you did crack down and spanked his butt with a ‘zine
Can you realistically expect that he’d ever come clean?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Weekend Riding

Prepping for an upcoming adventure, on both Saturday and Sunday Kathy and I did 4+ hours of riding with our bikes loaded. Saturday's ride included the Centennial Trail between Seven Mile and TJ Meenach Bridge. There were a couple of shaded stretches that still had snow and ice. We're not as sore as we thought we'd be and we're stronger than we think we are.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Creative Ceramics And America's Game

Over the years, Stephanie and I have watched a couple of contestants fail on Wheel of Fortune. In one instance the puzzle showed "GO TO THx FROxT OF THx xxxE". Everyone but this unfortunate contestant knew the last word was "LINE".  She decided to solve and said, "GO TO THE FRONT OF THE CAVE". There was shocked surprise from everyone as you would expect.

In her ceramics class, Steph made me a very nice mug to commemorate the event.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Music Time

Here's a song I wrote called In The Morning. I really need to practice more. You wouldn't believe how many times it took to get a halfway decent video of this.
In The Morning.

This is something Stephanie and I did for fun. Stairway To Gilligan's Island complete with storm.
Stairway To Gilligan's Island.