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Thursday, June 30th
Offsite Blogging CCLXXIII
It may come as no surprise by this time that both of today's posts cover Josef Bray-Ali's campaign to replace Gil Cedillo as LA City Council District 1's representative. But the two posts explore very different aspect of the battle. So here they are—read 'em both:

Changing the Universe—Starting Downtown

Carrying the Torch

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:13:15 -0800 [link]  

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:

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]  

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