It's not only cars that are a danger to cyclists. This motorcyclist clearly saw the cyclist but instead of going offroad to avoid him (which may have resulted in injury to himself) elected to run over two cyclists. This took place in California, but this is why I am afraid to ride on the curvy and overcrowded (in season) roads of Cape Cod.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
|Boston skyline, taken near Boston Harbor|
My heart breaks for these families and individuals who will carry the results of this senseless attack in their hearts and on their bodies for the rest of their lives. I can only lift them up in prayer, knowing nothing I can do will make the world feel safe to them again.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Monday was warm enough to go outside in a T shirt, although when the sea breeze came in later in the day it was jacket weather again. Roxy loves it. She has always loved basking in the sun and dislikes cold or wet weather.
|Tulips not discovered by squirrels|
|Mitzi, arguably the dirtiest dog on earth|
|Bournes Pond near sunset|
Thursday, April 04, 2013
No media is allowed, no government representatives are present. Exxon is keeping everyone away, maybe because they do not want you to see what you can expect from the proposed XL Pipeline which will carry Canadian Tar Sands Oil down to the Gulf of Mexico and away to foreign buyers after creating about 250 permanent jobs for Americans. There is no sound with this video. There are a few captions, and you can fill in the rest with gasps of disbelief. This product does not float on the surface of water, it sinks to the bottom. You may therefore assume that the nice reassuring booms you see in the water are useless. One more thing - because this bitumen product is not classified as oil Exxon has not paid anything into the cleanup fund for this, so part of the cost will surely be shouldered by the taxpayer. That would be us, not the 1% and not Exxon.
Monday, April 01, 2013
While we are being distracted by wall-to-wall coverage of Justin Bieber's monkey and Kim Kardashian's odd choice of maternity wear, a tar sands pipeline in Arkansas has ruptured in a neighborhood. The residents have been evacuated, no news crews are allowed in, and no cleanup crews are in sight. To make the story even more interesting, I have heard (unsubstantiated) that this pipeline was manufactured in China, and was meant to be guaranteed for only six years. It did not reach that standard of durability, but even that standard is shocking to me. When you hear there has been a "spill" I am sure many of us think a llittle puddle on the ground. THIS is what they mean: