Dave Blumenthal. Tour Divide racer, father, husband, adventurer. There is one less of us in the world now. Glen Canyon. Still entombed. Momument to human folly. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=12409102&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 (According to Vimeo stats I was the second view of this gem, which is a tragedy.) Tomorrow I fly back east for a week, to visit my grandma […]
(This is an example of what I’ve been working on in my internship this summer. This piece is intended as a training/consulting resource for folks who will have my job in the future. The cited resources are available in a monster annotated bibliography I finished yesterday. ) Henry Wechsler has shaped the way American college alcohol […]
It’s the time to get out and enjoy things, even if it means not sleeping so much. Yesterday, I woke up at 530 to run the fun section of Rattlesnake Creek before work. I’ve got it pretty dialed now, picked the right spot to bushwack down from the road, and got to avoid all the […]
Jill picked a good evening for her first dirt ride in Missoula.
The third and last part (until later) in this weeks series on examining intersubjectivity in cultural entities. The trio of divide racing, pop music and politics is nicely eclectic. From the NY Times: Tea Party anger is, at bottom, metaphysical, not political: what has been undone by the economic crisis is the belief that each […]
And now, for something completely different (you might not want to blare this at work, and yes, I’m assuming an at least passing familiarity with western philosophy): http://www.youtube.com/v/CwE-SLnLkqY&hl=en_US&fs=1 For those of you who laudably manage to avoid malls, television, and radio (I fail on the third only, damnit) this song may be unknown. I think […]
Preface: I enter into this with some trepidation. I really enjoyed the film, and for a variety of reasons find it difficult to dwell on those virtues. I am also hesitant, especially in light of the shit show that is the bikepacking Tour Divide thread, to throw more arm-chair criticism out into the world. But […]