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Foggy Morning

You smell that? Do you smell that? Fog, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of fog in the morning.1

Condensation formed on my handlebars during this morning’s ride. Either that, or the fog was a lot thicker than I thought.

Regardless, the fog was dense enough to smell. Mmm… I love that. :-)


  1. Do I really need to cite the source of this “quote”? 

Firechat — A tool for the digital citizen

Firechat appears to be another useful tool for the digital citizen during civil unrest.

Hobie 14 Pitchpole

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The boat in the video1 reminds me of the 14 I used to have and the customizations I did to it: double-grommeted trampoline with larger diameter shock cord, dolphin striker, trapeze, and non-skid on the side rails. It was awesome!

The pitchpole reminds me of a beautiful morning many years ago, screaming across Eagle Lake on the trapeze in freshening winds before the chop had built up. Increasing winds must have pushed the leeward bow under the water because the next thing I knew, I was swinging out in front of the mast, my mass pulling the cat turtle in no time flat. And it was then that I was glad my trapeze hook had the opening at the bottom.

I’ll never understand why Hobie stopped selling the 14. It’s the first catamaran Hobart designed and his best. RIP, Hobie.


  1. Following a chain of YouTube videos starting with my prior post resulted in this Hobie 14 video
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I’m living my bio

Some days, it all comes together. Today, for example. I rode my bike to work where I did engineery things. During lunch I donated blood and snapped a picture of the sticker they gave me. And yup, I posted it here, on my WordPress blog.

Looks like I lived my Internet bio: “Engineer. Lawyer.1 WordPress geek. Bicycle commuter. Blood donor. Snapshooter extraordinaire.”2


  1. No, no lawyerly activities, by design. ;-) 
  2. Or today, on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, it says, “Engineer. Lawyer, and a bucket o’ chum. WordPress geek. Bicycle commuter. Blood donor. Aarrr! Snapshooter extraordinaire.” Arrr!