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About bluelawscribe

I am a runner who doesn't eat meat. We went from September 2012 to March 2015 without owning a car. I haven't purposely eaten meat since 1998 and haven't eaten any dairy since January 2012.

Do you have snow tires for your bike?

Last week, I was asked twice if I had snow tires for my bike. The short answer is no. I don’t need snow tires. My bike actually handles the snow pretty well. That’s important because it snowed all night last … Continue reading

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A new year dawns

2015 is here, and there was nothing we could do to stop it. My family and I celebrated New Year’s Eve by watching It’s a Wonderful Life, the James Stewart-Donna Reed classic, on DVD. We had popcorn, crackers, celery sticks … Continue reading

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Another attempt at Janathon

Two years ago, I discovered the Janathon challenge. I think it was at Fit for 365 where I first read about Janathon. The basic premise of Janathon is to get out and exercise daily during January and then blog or … Continue reading

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Europe calls

One of the beauties of being a homeschool family is the wonderful new interests our child has. In recent weeks, it’s been Europe. A month or so ago, my wife brought home a Rick Steves DVD on Spain. In it, … Continue reading

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Bicycles are menace? How about cars?

I sometimes wonder if drivers realize they have a potentially deadly weapon at their disposal every time they get behind the wheel. A few days ago a letter to the editor in the newspaper where I work appeared that struck … Continue reading

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Winter already? Say it ain’t so

So here I sit on the 15th of November and the temperature isn’t supposed to get above freezing today. Up to an inch of snow is supposed to fall within the next few days, and on Monday the temperature isn’t … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Be a peacemaker

All day today on the radio I’ve heard thank yous to veterans. Before I write something cynical. I want to say “You’re welcome.” I’m not sure what I’m being thanked for. Yes, I spent four years in Uncle Sam’s service. … Continue reading

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