I had an early morning flight today so I chose the east side of the plane, hoping to catch the sunrise. My best shot was shortly after takeoff.
Pro tip: make sure the computer is in the bike pannier before arriving at work.
“What if litmus tests become common?” asks Dave Winer. Go read it. It’s short. I’ll wait.
In applying for a board position, I was asked a litmus test question. I answered truthfully, “I don’t agree with all of these statements.” I specifically pointed out my disagreement and why. And I still got the position. But I might not have.1
Those of us who value diversity need to be willing to answer honestly. After all, if an organization won’t hire me because of my human rights values, do I really want to spend the majority of my waking hours around narrow-minded bigots?2
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not advocating all should have the same values or that I would work only with those who share my values. I like Andrew Sullivan’s view:
If we cannot live and work alongside people with whom we deeply disagree, we are finished as a liberal society.
Gay marriage seems to be a dangerous topic these days. But it shouldn’t be.3
Pulling into the driveway after a quick jaunt, the sky greeted us home.
Three months in, and I’m still averaging more than 100 miles per month.1
My March Bicycling Accomplishments
- March was a lighter month on the bike for me. Between getting sick, a couple of business trips, some vacation, and some days just not feeling like getting on the bike, biking didn’t have much of a chance. And I’m fine with that. I still probably biked more than you did. :-p </snark>
- I put the shorts back on. I was starting to think I was slowing down over the winter, which seemed strange because I was still biking quite a bit. Then, a week ago, I put on some new “dress” shorts with a nice shirt2 and rode to work. It was still brisk in the morning, so I wore my rain pants over top. But at lunch and on the way home, just the shorts — and I was fast!!3
|Distance||Time / Bike|
|60||Biked in March4|
|372||Bike in 20145|
How is your 2014 so far on the bike?
We awoke this morning to the sun streaming in the windows and a cat sitting on the window sill. This was the shadow on the bedroom wall.
I’ve enjoyed a nice string of sunsets.