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Saturday, June 25th
Book Review: "The Dust Will Answer"
This time, it's other folks' reviews of one of my books, The Dust Will Answer. It's my debut novel, an urban noir mystery that has nothing to do with bicycles, but a great deal to say about development in Los Angeles at the end of the Seventies, when automobile dependency was baked into the civic structure. Not a bad read, if I do say so myself. And edited by two professional editors I met through cycling.

Today, a new positive review of my debut novel, "The Dust Will Answer," went up on its Amazon page, titled: "Enjoy the Read, at any Speed!

You can read all seventeen reviews, good, great, or indifferent, here.

And, of course, you can order the book, in paperback or Kindle, right on its main Amazon page: https://amzn.com/1312984678

Now's the time to pick up a copy if you haven't already…the sequel's coming out soon!

Richard Risemberg on Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:35:16 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 23rd
Offsite Blogging CCLXXII
At Orange 20's blog this week, I look at riding in extreme heat, and muse on the connection to Global Warming, which will end up Boiling the Frog if we're not careful—even the frog that doesn't believe in it.

While at Flying Pigeon LA, I'm letting the 'hood know that when Push Comes to Shove, elections that change local history are won by walking door-to-door, and that LA's Safe Streets Champion, Josef Bray-Ali, needs your help to win his district's city council seat.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:23:22 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 16th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXI
On Orange 20's blog, I discuss Why You Should Be a Blockhead.

And Flying Pigeon LA finds me exploring how Reality Is So Mean to Liars.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 05:16:20 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, June 2nd
Offsite Blogging CCLXX
Wednesday again, so here are your links to my week's blogging for other people's websites.

First there's Orange 20 Bikes, where I exolore how we could make LA's Sixth Street through the Miracle Mile into A Street We Could Live With—instead of die on.

And on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, I note that Almost Perfect Is Not Perfect, no matter how pretty it looks. And south Pasadena's bike lane to nowhere is pretty indeed…but….

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 02 Jun 2016 05:40:09 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, May 26th
Offsite blogging CCLXIX
Orange 20's blog this week sees an article exploring the connection between Bikes and cabbage, as the local-foods movement goes hyperlocal, and adds bikes into the equation for more efficiency.

And at Flying Pigeon LA, Hats, Rings, and You celebrates Josef Bray-Ali's almost inevitable entry into the upcoming race to replace reactionary Gil Cedillo in LA's Council District 1.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 26 May 2016 20:59:19 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, May 19th
Offsite Blogging CCLXVIII
On Orange 20's blog this week, I once more harp on the connection between literacy and effective political advocacy, especially in this data-rich political ambience. Read The Way Forward to see how you can make the "knowledge is power" equation work for you and your community.

And on Flying Pigeon's blog, I marvel at the civility of the town hall I just attended in my neighborhood to discuss the proposed road diet for Sixth street—expecting the worst, and finding instead a supportive community. And catching up with Tim Frémaux and David Somers, friends from the depths of LA's bureaucracy, who carried off the meeting quite well. Good thing, since, if you ride Sixth, Your Fate Is in their Hands.

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 19 May 2016 07:57:21 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, May 12th
Offsite Blogging CCLXVII
Well…I certainly hope that, if you were in LA, you didn't let last Saturday's Perfect Weather keep you from riding to any of the numerous Bike Month events scheduled for that day. (And if that confuses you, just click the link….)

And after that, you can Behold How Good and Pleasant it might feel to vote a couple of bike-hating council toadies out of office next spring…between LA's local races and the maelstrom of invective sure to be generated by the presidential contest, it's going to a a vivid voting season, isn't it?

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 12 May 2016 06:50:24 -0800 [link]  

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