Sunday, May 29, 2005

The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman

As the saying goes: If you want to live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat---take god care of the losers and left-behinds. The only way to be a flatiest is to be a compassionate flatiest.

There are a lot of obvious things in this book, and Friedman chooses to emphasize them rather than the unobvious things, such as the fact that increasing inequality will make it harder for political leaders to keep tariffs low or push for free trade. Things like National Healthcare systems actually promote entrepreneuralship, which is another thing that Friedman doesn't get into.

I don't feel like I've wasted my time with this book, but I didn't come away knowing more than I did before reading it, either.

Monday, May 23, 2005


Steve & Linda Kramer, with their new tandem. Posted by Hello

Western Wheelers gather for a ride. Posted by Hello

My view on most climbs --- desperately trying to keep pace with riders much stronger than I am! Posted by Hello

Climbing, climbing, climbing. Posted by Hello

Mikhail climbing Kings Ridge Road Posted by Hello

View of the ocean from Kings Ridge Road Posted by Hello

Cheryl Prothero climbing Kings Ridge Road Posted by Hello

Mike Samuel enjoying a nap while climbing Kings Ridge Road Posted by Hello

A convocation of cows on Tinbarn road & Kings Ridge road Posted by Hello

Steve Purcell admires a dog carrier Posted by Hello

View from Seaview Road Posted by Hello

Mike pauses for a moment to look at the view from Seaview Road Posted by Hello

View from the top of Meyer's Grade Posted by Hello

Dinner at Negri's Posted by Hello

Dinner at Negri's Posted by Hello

Mike Samuel & Mikhail Posted by Hello

Lyresa & Cheryl along Highway 1 Posted by Hello

Cyclists climbing Coleman Valley Road Posted by Hello

View from the top of Coleman Valley Road Posted by Hello

Cheryl Prothero & MaryAnn Posted by Hello

View from the top of Coleman Valley Road Posted by Hello

Steve Prothero Posted by Hello

View from the top of Coleman Valley Road Posted by Hello

Sunday, May 22, 2005


New Bike --- $1500. Posted by Hello

Fitting by Terry Shaw --- $100. Posted by Hello