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The Death of ‘Twinkie the Kid’

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, Ding-Dongs, Ho-Hos and Wonder Bread declared today that because of a failure to reach an agreement with the baker’s union they would cease production and begin liquidating assets.Boxes of Hostess Twinkies are going for $100 on … Continue reading

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Dreams of Flying

Some people when they dream of freedom see themselves flying, like a bird. Freed from gravity and the cares of the world they see flight as an idyllic state that can be visited but where few are so privileged as … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

In January I switched jobs. I left a senior technical position with a defense contractor to return to training and consulting full time. I spent over a decade as a road warrior spending a bout 100 nights a year on … Continue reading

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Shoes

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “the only constant in life is change”. I have been riding bikes in racing shoes since the summer of 1977. It was summer and I was preparing to ride RAGBRAI a week-long ride across Iowa. … Continue reading

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Recovery

On October 20th, while at work, I was talking to a colleague and I realized I was having trouble forming some words. I was not having difficulty thing the words, just saying them. After work I went to the ER … Continue reading

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Keep the Rubber Side Down

Falling off your bike is no fun A couple of weeks ago I fell off mine. My wife and I had just dropped my son off for cross-country practice. The team was going to run along the Hoover trail so … Continue reading

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