March 24, 2014
I remember when photos like this were packed with wonder; me thinking, “How much better is that than what I’ve had?”
Now I stare at that every day, and some days the only ones I notice are the bad ones.

I remember when photos like this were packed with wonder; me thinking, “How much better is that than what I’ve had?”

Now I stare at that every day, and some days the only ones I notice are the bad ones.

(Source: espressocycling)

March 9, 2014

Pike.

February 22, 2014
If you ignore the GB/5 and FB/80, La Marzocco’s typography is top notch.

If you ignore the GB/5 and FB/80, La Marzocco’s typography is top notch.

February 22, 2014
"Hmm, how do I ensure no one is drafting me as I start this sprint…?"

"Hmm, how do I ensure no one is drafting me as I start this sprint…?"

(Source: inrng)

February 21, 2014

I took the Milwaukee Ave bus today. When I left the apartment, the bus was due to arrive in 12 minutes. It took 18.

In 18 minutes I could have ridden a bicycle to my destination, or walked back to the apartment, put on cycling shoes, and left again with my bike.

As I was standing at the bus stop, I wanted to be every person on a bicycle passing by.

February 12, 2014

February 5, 2014
Just how bad is this Chicago winter?

This is my 29th year living in Chicago, and this is the worst winter I can remember.

(Source: perardi)

February 1, 2014
"

In the context of Richard’s life, from a childhood in Compton of avoiding gangbangers, to earning a Stanford degree, to rising to be the best at his position in a professional sport, this ecstatic apotheosis was a revelation. He had just reached the Super Bowl, the most public of all American spectacles, for the first time in his life, by specifically beating a hated former coach who cost him millions of dollars and an opposing player who had routinely disrespected him.

How many times in our lives are we able to witness specific, personal victories like this, let alone be a participant in them? This is why rematches exist in sports, and perhaps why sports exist at all – to beat the guy, the opponent, the system, that’s beaten you, and to narrate to non-participants that it can be done. Richard, for giving the NFL and its fans its most honest victory sound bite in years, was roundly condemned.

"

A Super Bowl Preview For People Who Don’t Know Football (2014 Edition) by J. Ryan Stradal (via therumpus)

(via therumpus)

January 28, 2014

freshtoil:

youmightfindyourself:

Ferran Adrià: Notes on Creativity

Evidence that cooking is at least as dumb/brilliant as writing

January 14, 2014
billstrickland:

From Henry Miller on Writing, which also has what he calls his his Daily Program:

MORNINGS
If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.

AFTERNOONS
Work on section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.

EVENINGS
See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.

Reblog for later reference.

billstrickland:

From Henry Miller on Writing, which also has what he calls his his Daily Program:

MORNINGS
If groggy, type notes and allocate, as stimulus.
If in fine fettle, write.

AFTERNOONS
Work on section in hand, following plan of section scrupulously. No intrusions, no diversions. Write to finish one section at a time, for good and all.

EVENINGS
See friends. Read in cafés.
Explore unfamiliar sections — on foot if wet, on bicycle if dry.
Write, if in mood, but only on Minor program.
Paint if empty or tired.
Make Notes. Make Charts, Plans. Make corrections of MS.
Note: Allow sufficient time during daylight to make an occasional visit to museums or an occasional sketch or an occasional bike ride. Sketch in cafés and trains and streets. Cut the movies! Library for references once a week.

Reblog for later reference.