Category Archives: Optimism

What I Did on My Summer Vacation


From my crazyguyonabike journal from the 26th of August [link], the first day of Gary Schmidt’s and my ride down the Mississippi River. Two guys from opposite ends of the country who had scarcely met for the first time in … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day


No matter what happened, Bill Schmalfeldt is still an asshole. John Hoge fought the good fight for everyone in Team Good Guys.  He deserves everyone’s thanks and appreciation.  The Oaf’s actions speak for themselves. It’s not over ’til it’s over. … Continue reading

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It’s Saturday


Spend some time with the kids. (Bonus points if you recognize Dad.) Source: Shorpy These excellent blogs send traffic here, but even if they didn’t, I’d thank them for inspiration and friendship: hogewash.com Thinking Man’s Zombie Billy Sez

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NPR’s Ari Shapiro Finds America


Or at least rural Yadkin County, NC, which he visited and found the exact people who like Trump: The people we met in Yadkin County — which is north of Charlotte, in a rural corner of the state not far … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Day


As I prepare to take on the even more important role of citizen, know that I will be there with you every step of the way to ensure that this country forever strives to live up to the incredible promise … Continue reading

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The Ukulele Award Goes to…


…The Economist for agreeing with the Craft Blog on the subject of hate speech.  They reviewed what we discussed the other day, that politician Geert Wilders was convicted of hate speech by a Dutch court: The Netherlands is far from the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day


“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, 1787.

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