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A second bad omen for a risky journey

posted: August 13, 2022

tl;dr: California tried its best to deter us, but we persevered...

Great motorcycle roads: Arizona 89/89A Wickenburg to Flagstaff

posted: August 6, 2022

tl;dr: The first of a long-running series in which I document my favorite motorcycle roads...

Breakfast at the Law School

posted: July 29, 2022

tl;dr: The people least connected to the real world on any university campus are found in the law school...

The productivity recession

posted: July 23, 2022

tl;dr: It’s debatable whether we’re in an overall recession right now, but we’re definitely in a productivity recession...

Superficial security scans

posted: July 16, 2022

tl;dr: Although imperfect and potentially misleading, security scanning by checking version numbers has some benefits...

Another war for oil (energy)

posted: July 9, 2022

tl;dr: It’s hard to forecast how the war will end, but it is becoming more clear what it is about...

Movie review: Top Gun: Maverick

posted: July 4, 2022

tl;dr: The best feel-good movie about the U.S. military since, well, 1986’s Top Gun...

Not everyone loves a good proxy war

posted: July 2, 2022

tl;dr: I’ve nearly given up hope of ever living in a United States that is at peace...

Keeping a bike upright while stopping

posted: June 25, 2022

tl;dr: Some tips on how to avoid the most common type of fall from a bicycle or motorcycle...

A bad omen for a risky journey

posted: June 18, 2022

tl;dr: Fortunately, I don’t believe in omens...