And at Flying Pigeon LA, I ponder the souls, if any, of the those scofflaw motorists who blast their horns at drivers ahead of them when they happen to be letting pedestrians finish crossing, saying in effect, Kill 'Em Already; Can't You See I'm Waiting?
And right here at Bicycle Fixation I apologize for not posting much of our own content lately. The business and the household—which are one and the same—are suffering a cashflow crisis which has me scrambling for other sources of income, as the recession has still not lifted for the bike fashion business that subsidizes this website.
If you don't have a hankering for fine dressy woolen bike clothes, maybe you could help out by purchasing my collection of essays on cycling, urban development, transportation in general, and the difficulties of keeping civilization on an even keel. You will find a description of the book, and links to the various marketplaces from which it is available, by clicking on its title: Our Own Day Here.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:49:43 -0800 [link]
While at Flying Pigeon LA I note that, despite the counterpoint of car addicts, The Beat Goes On, and that it's the famous "different drummer" setting the pace nowadays.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:25:03 -0800 [link]
And we need them, too, as pointed out on Flying Pigeon LA, where I note that Shakespeare Nailed it when he said that "one can smile and smile and be a villain."
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:19:28 -0800 [link]
Then, on Flying Pigeon LA's blog, I talk about the delightful surprise at yesterday's BPIT meeting, one that gave me hope that maybe LADOT will see some From the Top Down reform over the next few years.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:40:38 -0800 [link]
But you don't need a special e-reader to read the book; all of the sales sites (except Apple) offer apps that will let you read it on a computer, tablet, or phone. And the Smashwords site also offers a PDF version for those who prefer to keep it basic.
I'm also very happy that Empty Mirror Books has published an excerpt—a complete essay, making for a nice sample—on its own website here.
And we're only a few weeks away from a print-on-demand paper edition, which I will of course announce on this blog once it is ready.
Our Own Day Here explores the perils and pleasures of urban culture, with an emphasis on transportation, especially—of course!—bicycling. With a bit of politics and economics thrown in to spice things up. You just might like it very much….
Richard Risemberg on Sun, 05 Oct 2014 16:57:14 -0800 [link]
And Flying Pigeon finds LA at Loose Ends over its (slowly) growing bikeways network.
Richard Risemberg on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:01:30 -0800 [link]
While at Orange 20 Bikes we take solace in the knowledge that Yes, There's Good News Too, and follow up with The Bicycle Chain: a Primer.
Richard Risemberg on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:27:37 -0800 [link]