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A Perfect Illustration Of Hillary Clinton’s Duplicity

03/10/2016 13:20:14 PM

Headline from today’s online edition of The New York Times: After Michigan Loss, Hillary Clinton Sharpens Message on Jobs and Trade Headline for the same article from national paper edition of The New York Times:  Clinton Retools Message ...

A Perfect Illustration Of Hillary Clinton’s Duplicity

03/10/2016 13:20:14 PM

Headline from today’s online edition of The New York Times: After Michigan Loss, Hillary Clinton Sharpens Message on Jobs and Trade Headline for the same article from national paper edition of The New York Times:  Clinton Retools Message ...

R.I.P., #GeorgeMartin

03/09/2016 10:34:37 AM

The true "5th Beatle" has died. R.I.P., #GeorgeMartin, and thanks for all of the wonderful music. https://t.co/zCmaxu4Dgy — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 9, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: 5th Beatle, George Martin, music, ...

R.I.P., #GeorgeMartin

03/09/2016 10:34:37 AM

The true "5th Beatle" has died. R.I.P., #GeorgeMartin, and thanks for all of the wonderful music. https://t.co/zCmaxu4Dgy — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 9, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: 5th Beatle, George Martin, music, ...

#TooManyChefs

03/08/2016 13:41:17 PM

Q: What if The Beatles hadn't broken up? A: Their story arc would have likely resembled #CSNY's. #TooManyChefs https://t.co/p1FFtPwtZi — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 8, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: CSN, CSNY, music, ...

#TooManyChefs

03/08/2016 13:41:17 PM

Q: What if The Beatles hadn't broken up? A: Their story arc would have likely resembled #CSNY's. #TooManyChefs https://t.co/p1FFtPwtZi — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 8, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: CSN, CSNY, music, ...

Best Joke, So Far, of #Campaign2016

03/07/2016 14:15:47 PM

We are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health. And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in that. —Bernie Sanders, Michigan Debate, 3/6/2016Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: ...

Best Joke, So Far, of #Campaign2016

03/07/2016 14:15:47 PM

We are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health. And when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in that. —Bernie Sanders, Michigan Debate, 3/6/2016Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: ...

Take A Swim In These!

03/04/2016 16:13:58 PM

Only #s 1,4,6,8 look like paintings to me, but they are all awesome! "Painting-Like Swimming Pool Photography" https://t.co/gA8YakXoHU — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 4, 2016 Filed under: Eyecatchers, Fish & Bicycles Tagged: art, ...

Take A Swim In These!

03/04/2016 16:13:58 PM

Only #s 1,4,6,8 look like paintings to me, but they are all awesome! "Painting-Like Swimming Pool Photography" https://t.co/gA8YakXoHU — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 4, 2016 Filed under: Eyecatchers, Fish & Bicycles Tagged: art, ...

Buy A Bike, Give A Bike!

03/03/2016 11:21:43 AM

Fish&Bicycles loves bicycles! This is Super Cool!!! "Buy one of these bikes, and a schoolgirl in Ghana gets one too" https://t.co/COYtPr0dBI — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: bicycles, ...

Buy A Bike, Give A Bike!

03/03/2016 11:21:43 AM

Fish&Bicycles loves bicycles! This is Super Cool!!! "Buy one of these bikes, and a schoolgirl in Ghana gets one too" https://t.co/COYtPr0dBI — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: bicycles, ...

The Sound Of Lies

03/03/2016 10:45:22 AM

The rise of #Trump is just the latest, most severe consequence of Americans having been lied to for many years. https://t.co/7pXsflDenD — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: Campaign2016, comedy, ...

The Sound Of Lies

03/03/2016 10:45:22 AM

The rise of #Trump is just the latest, most severe consequence of Americans having been lied to for many years. https://t.co/7pXsflDenD — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: Campaign2016, comedy, ...

#YearInSpace

03/02/2016 18:53:22 PM

Top 5 Things I'd Do After #YearInSpace: 5. Hike; 4. Drink craft beer; 3. Eat pizza; 2. Ride bicycle; 1. Repeat #4. And, that's just Day 1! — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: astronauts, ...

#YearInSpace

03/02/2016 18:53:22 PM

Top 5 Things I'd Do After #YearInSpace: 5. Hike; 4. Drink craft beer; 3. Eat pizza; 2. Ride bicycle; 1. Repeat #4. And, that's just Day 1! — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 3, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: astronauts, ...

Ignore The Superdelegates!

03/02/2016 10:57:49 AM

Delegate count post-#SuperTuesday: Sanders 386, Clinton 576 (2,382 Needed to Win) This is NOT game over for #Bernie. https://t.co/cmWg2EOGv5 — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 2, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles

Ignore The Superdelegates!

03/02/2016 10:57:49 AM

Delegate count post-#SuperTuesday: Sanders 386, Clinton 576 (2,382 Needed to Win) This is NOT game over for #Bernie. https://t.co/cmWg2EOGv5 — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) March 2, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles

Na Pali

02/27/2016 13:39:35 PM

  Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Hawaii, Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Na Pali Coast, nature, photography, travel

Squander

02/23/2016 01:43:12 AM

Jeb spent $130 million + the millions spent by all of the eventual losers = a shameful waste. https://t.co/MirabLxuSW — Fish & Bicycles (@FishandBicycles) February 22, 2016 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles Tagged: Jeb Bush, money, news, politics, ...

Out Of Office Update

02/23/2016 01:14:14 AM

Just a quick update on my Out of Office post from last Thursday. I’ve kinda had second thoughts about taking a complete break from blogging, and have decided, instead, to keep one foot in the online publishing world using Twitter. I’ve had ...

Out Of Office: My Muse Is Otherwise Occupied Edition

02/19/2016 00:18:11 AM

It’s been a longstanding tradition of mine, here at Fish & Bicycles, to announce when I will be unable to post for a while. This series of Out of Office posts has spanned the last five years, they usually marked occasions when I was traveling, ...

Video Fridays: Jeff Tweedy & Stephen Colbert

02/05/2016 14:53:23 PM

After my depressing post this morning, I thought I’d lighten things up, WAY up, with this sweet clip from last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for this week’s Video Fridays installment. I’ve been a HUGE fan of Jeff Tweedy, ...

Guns, Cancer, Money & National Priorities

02/05/2016 11:15:09 AM

I’ve written a number of posts in response to the gun violence problem in this country, mostly expressing my dismay and outrage that our government has done little to nothing to address the problem, while thousands die every year. Thankfully, ...

Video Fridays: R.I.P. Paul Kantner

01/29/2016 14:26:58 PM

Wow, January’s been one helluva month for deaths of musicians and entertainers that I’ve admired, so much so that I haven’t been able to keep up and post my reactions. I managed to mark the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, b

Video Fridays: R.I.P. Paul Kantner

01/29/2016 14:26:58 PM

Wow, January’s been one helluva month for deaths of musicians and entertainers that I’ve admired, so much so that I haven’t been able to keep up and post my reactions. I managed to mark the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, but ...

Bernie Sanders’ Non-Promise Promise

01/21/2016 12:38:10 PM

Campaign promises are like helium balloons. They’re big, full of gas, and once the party is over, they’re absolutely useless. – Susan Gale To be fair, it’s very difficult to nail down exactly what constitutes a campaign promis

Bernie Sanders’ Non-Promise Promise

01/21/2016 12:38:10 PM

Campaign promises are like helium balloons. They’re big, full of gas, and once the party is over, they’re absolutely useless. – Susan Gale To be fair, it’s very difficult to nail down exactly what constitutes a campaign promise and what ...

Video Fridays: David Bowie

01/15/2016 14:48:54 PM

Since I learned of David Bowie‘s passing earlier this week, besides writing an obituary post for him, I’ve been, naturally, listening to a lot of his music. I started with and keep coming back to his last album, Blackstar, released just ...

Video Fridays: David Bowie

01/15/2016 14:48:54 PM

Since I learned of David Bowie‘s passing earlier this week, besides writing an obituary post for him, I’ve been, naturally, listening to a lot of his music. I started with and keep coming back to his last album, Blackstar, released just ...

Tweet of the Day: #RIPAlanRickman

01/14/2016 13:53:47 PM

Tough, tough week. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman. I’m sorry, Alan, that I’m unable to muster the time today to honor you as much as I would prefer, as much as you deserve. All I have time to say is that I loved your work, from the ...

Tweet of the Day: #RIPAlanRickman

01/14/2016 13:53:47 PM

Tough, tough week. First David Bowie, now Alan Rickman. I’m sorry, Alan, that I’m unable to muster the time today to honor you as much as I would prefer, as much as you deserve. All I have time to say is that I loved your work, from the ...

R.I.P., David Bowie: A Delayed Reaction

01/13/2016 19:19:33 PM

Ok, folks. This post really IS about the death of David Bowie, but I hope you’ll indulge my taking a scenic, time machine route to his obituary. On a hot Los Angeles, California summer night, July 10, 1989, having just read the New York Times ...

R.I.P., David Bowie: A Delayed Reaction

01/13/2016 19:19:33 PM

Ok, folks. This post really IS about the death of David Bowie, but I hope you’ll indulge my taking a scenic, time machine route to his obituary. On a hot Los Angeles, California summer night, July 10, 1989, having just read the New York Times ...

Video Fridays: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Keeping It Real

01/08/2016 10:22:38 AM

Willie Nelson‘s son, Lukas, and his band, Promise Of The Real, have been popping up on my music radar off and on for a few years. As a longtime admirer of his dad, admittedly his pedigree is a considerable draw for me, but what has stood out ...

Video Fridays: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Keeping It Real

01/08/2016 10:22:38 AM

Willie Nelson‘s son, Lukas, and his band, Promise Of The Real, have been popping up on my music radar off and on for a few years. As a longtime admirer of his dad, admittedly his pedigree is a considerable draw for me, but what has stood out ...

Tweet of the Day: #StarWars

01/07/2016 10:40:47 AM

Finally! A substantive analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Also, it points the way to a very real solution for those who disliked the new Star Wars installment but passionately love the franchise. Simply drink a glass for each suggested ...

Tweet of the Day: #StarWars

01/07/2016 10:40:47 AM

Finally! A substantive analysis of Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Also, it points the way to a very real solution for those who disliked the new Star Wars installment but passionately love the franchise. Simply drink a glass for each suggested ...

Like Bringing A Knife To A Gunfight vs. Like Bringing A Gun To A Dog Park

01/05/2016 11:19:19 AM

Like bringing a knife to a gunfight. –Origin unknown You know that old saying, used frequently as a metaphor for entering into a situation inadequately equipped or prepared? Well, consider this example of the opposite scenario: So, this past ...

Admiring vs. Inhabiting Modern Minimalism

12/29/2015 19:04:22 PM

I credit Apple, Inc., for turning me on to minimalist design, an aesthetic that I became enamored of and nearly obsessed with … … that is, until I inhabited it. But, let’s start from the beginning, with the iMac G4, a mindblowing &#

Awareness vs. Self-Preservation: Revisited

12/28/2015 19:32:56 PM

Things typically get quiet around here, at Fish & Bicycles, around the December holidays, but if you read my last post, titled Awareness vs. Self-Preservation, it was likely pretty obvious that I was struggling with the weight of the world. ...

Awareness vs. Self-Preservation

12/14/2015 18:58:38 PM

“It’s good to be exposed to politics and what’s going down here, but it does damage to me. Too much of it can cripple me. And if I really let myself think about it — –the violence, the sickness, all of it — –I think I&

Video Fridays: Guinea Pigs, Because Friday

12/11/2015 19:07:23 PM

Hey folks, I’ve scoured the interwebs today looking for a video for today’s Video Fridays installment, and I couldn’t find anything better than this. Ironically, it’s my shortest ever Video Fridays installment, but when you

Tweet of the Day: #MontyPython

12/10/2015 19:13:47 PM

I’m a HUGE Monty Python fan, and especially a fan of their 1975 film Monty Python & The Holy Grail, as I mentioned in a post this past June. Today’s Tweet of the Day installment, for obvious reasons then, totally cracked me up! It remin ...

Springsteen, The River, And The Mixed Legacy Of Pop Music

12/09/2015 18:48:38 PM

So, I’ve been listening, on Spotify, to the just-released box set of Bruce Springsteen‘s 1980 double studio album The River, titled The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, which includes the remastered original album, the shorter sing ...

The War On (Dominant) White Culture

12/07/2015 14:23:38 PM

As I mentioned last week, and the week before, there was an incident at my place of employment, Western Washington University (WWU, Western) that has stirred up racial tensions, an incident that made national news, an incident not all that ...

On Choosing Gloom

12/03/2015 17:12:08 PM

Racial tensions thick in the air at my place of employment, as I wrote last week. The 355th mass shootings in the U.S. this year, suggesting the possibility that there could be an average of more than one mass shooting per day by the end of ...

It’s Not About The Mascot

11/25/2015 11:53:01 AM

When I began writing this post Monday, it was a VERY different post. I’d read the news that some students and a professor at Western Washington University (WWU, Western), my place of employment for the past 15 years, were calling for a change ...

Listen to the river sing sweet songs to rock my soul.

11/22/2015 01:02:58 AM

Stuff We Don’t Need: Frankensalmon

11/20/2015 11:01:22 AM

REALLY disappointing news yesterday. As I wrote five years ago, in two separate posts (Post 1, Post 2), some mad genetic scientists, seemingly out of some sci-fi B-movie, have been messing around with salmon to produce fish that grow faster ...

Video Fridays: Mountaineering, Monty Python & My Son The Rock Climber

11/13/2015 14:48:04 PM

It’s been WAY too long since I wrote about My Son The Rock Climber! That’s him six years ago, age 12, in the lede photo here, climbing on the wall we built for him in his bedroom. By the time this photo was taken, he’d been climbing

Teddy Bear Cove -> Chuckanut Bay -> San Juan Islands

11/11/2015 19:37:16 PM

Tweet of the Day: #noKXL

11/06/2015 11:18:08 AM

Great news for a change! President Obama just announced to the world that he has rejected Keystone XL. This. Is. Big. #noKXL pic.twitter.com/DHYF1rQACE — 350 dot org (@350) November 6, 2015 And I can think of no other organization that fought ...

Before The Fall

11/03/2015 19:05:59 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, fall foliage, nature, Pacific Northwest, photography, WWU

Video Fridays: Dead & Company

10/30/2015 17:49:04 PM

I haven’t written about one of my favorite bands of all time, the Grateful Dead, in a while, having published my last post on the topic back in July, but today it’s definitely time. When I heard in August that three of the “core fou

Man Buns Revisited

10/29/2015 17:17:10 PM

Last month, I published a post titled To Man Bun, Or Not To Man Bun?, and the title was clearly a rhetorical question, cuz I’d already cut my hair to man-bun-prohibitive shortness. Now, the Man Bun topic turns from rhetorical to hypothetical, ...

Headlines of the Day: The Cognitive Dissonance Of Bernie Sanders Media Coverage

10/28/2015 12:41:06 PM

Stunning, headache-inducing dissonance in these two headlines from two liberal-leaning online publications today: Bernie Sanders is in big trouble: You don’t have to be a neoliberal shill to see the cold, hard facts —Salon Yes, Polling ...

Jewell James Totem: Standing Guard At Whatcom Creek

10/26/2015 15:26:06 PM

Tweet of the Day: @TheOnion

10/26/2015 13:40:06 PM

Because Monday. Bisquick Unveils Sprawling State-Of-The-Art Silicon Valley Campus https://t.co/E2F5exHVH0 pic.twitter.com/G5eM6BIoBr — The Onion (@TheOnion) October 24, 2015 The Pros: Reinert said the values Bisquick sought to embody in the ...

Liquid & Solid

10/19/2015 18:15:01 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: British Columbia, Cheekye River, nature, Pacific Northwest, photography

Video Fridays: Democracy Waking Up: Black Lives Matter & Insurgent Candidates

10/16/2015 14:08:48 PM

Remember this quote from Bernie Sanders, from my post back in May? “One of the greatest tragedies that we face today politically is that most people have given up on the political process. They understand the political process is stacked ...

Bicycle + Treadmill = Genius!

10/13/2015 16:17:09 PM

This, folks, is the Lopifit, and it is all kinds of brilliant. I stumbled upon this treadmill-bike thanks to a Facebook friend’s post, and given my interest in bicycles AND the fact that I swear by the standing workstation I use at my job, ...

Video Fridays: Happy Birthday, John Lennon!

10/09/2015 17:50:20 PM

So, John Lennon would have turned 75-years old today if some lunatic with a gun hadn’t taken him down nearly 35 years ago. Don’t get me started again on guns. Lennon was a polarizing figure for sure, a flawed human being like everyone e ...

If More People Were Into Extreme Shepherding, The World Would Be A Better Place

10/07/2015 14:06:40 PM

There was a time, not long ago, when I would watch a video like the one below and cynically dismiss it as the product of people with WAY too much time on their hands. But when I watched the following earlier today, posted by a friend on Facebook, ...

Guerrilla Grafters: A Refreshing Conflict

10/05/2015 13:12:31 PM

With all of the acute conflicts going on in the world — the Haves vs. the Have-Nots, climate change deniers vs. science, gun control advocates vs. the NRA, Caucasians vs. people of color, Jews vs. Muslims vs. Christians, etc. — conflicts ...

Cognitive Dissonance Hurts My Brain

10/02/2015 12:46:53 PM

Not much else to say about this, other than what my post title suggests. The cognitive dissonance in a piece this morning at NPR.org hurts my brain (emphasis added by me in bold): A vigil was held in Roseburg, Ore., last night, hours after a ...

Godamn Guns

10/01/2015 17:08:52 PM

As of this writing, 13 people are dead, slaughtered today by a now-dead-as-well gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.” —A slogan used by gun rig

To Man Bun, Or Not To Man Bun?

09/23/2015 14:13:38 PM

When I first heard my 17-year old son refer to some guy’s hairstyle as a “man bun”, I chuckled heartily. Little did I know at the time just how much of a thing man buns are! See, I’ve lived here in Bellingham, Washington for 2

Eyecatchers: The Street Art Of Oakoak

09/22/2015 17:42:43 PM

Hey, everyone! Fish & Bicycles is back on the air after a particularly busy period paying the bills, so to speak. So, let’s kick things off with an Eyecatchers installment, featuring the Street Art (a favorite genre of mine) of French artist ...

Property Of The State: Revisited

09/04/2015 14:18:26 PM

Almost exactly five years ago, I wrote a post titled Fish & Bicycles: Property Of The State, explaining that, because I work at a public university, with the impending start of fall term and the academic year, my ass is essentially owned by ...

Video Fridays: Happy 50th Birthday, Highway 61 Revisited!

08/28/2015 10:00:00 AM

This is quite the week for masterpiece Rock & Roll album anniversaries! Tuesday, as I mentioned in that day’s post, was the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s Born To Run. And this coming Sunday, August 30th, is the 50th anniversary ...

Sequoia + Lightpost

08/26/2015 18:00:06 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, nature, photography, sequoia, trees, WWU

Happy Born To Run 40th Anniversary Day!

08/25/2015 12:49:02 PM

Forty years ago today, Bruce Springsteen‘s third album, Born To Run, was released, an epic masterpiece born of desperation. As a piece out today at The Week recounts, Columbia Records had given Bruce one last chance to make it, and the in ...

Trader Joe’s = Genius

08/24/2015 14:01:53 PM

So, I’m pushing my cart through Trader Joe’s, and I pass that aisle cap where they have their newest products displayed, where I always, initially and involuntarily, scan the shelves for anything with chocolate in it, and once I wrest my ...

Mossness

08/20/2015 09:21:18 AM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, depth of field, macro, moss, nature, photography

Headline of the Day: Keeping It Real

08/18/2015 13:58:16 PM

It’s hard to know where to start with today’s Headline of the Day installment, so let’s just start with the headline itself and see where that takes us, shall we? Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is now going to contain real pumpkin

Me & Zuki At Raptor Ridge

08/17/2015 10:39:04 AM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, dogs, hiking, nature, photography, Raptor Ridge

Video Fridays: Patti Smith

08/14/2015 12:48:01 PM

I’m on a real women-in-music kick these days. Last week’s Video Fridays installment was on the late-great Nina Simone, inspired by having watched the wonderful documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?. This week, I’m inspired to feat

Stuff We Need: The Evolution Of The Backpack

08/12/2015 19:15:22 PM

I haven’t posted an installment in my Stuff We Need series in quite a while, and I’d like to think it’s because I’ve made progress in my effort to curtail my overall need or perceived need for stuff. However, I LOVE hiking and

Video Fridays: Nina Simone

08/07/2015 16:02:19 PM

If you, dear readers, have not yet seen the wonderful documentary, What Happened, Miss Simone?, available on Netflix, I encourage you to check it out. You must be prepared, however, as Nina Simone‘s story is a very, very sad tale. Even if ...

GOP Debate In A Rightwingnutshell

08/07/2015 11:10:15 AM

This morning I awoke with deep wells of gratitude in my heart for having not been kidnapped last night and forced to watch the first GOP debate. At the same time, not wanting my head to be completely and permanently planted in the sand, this ...

Headline of the Day: Christian Freakishness?

08/05/2015 12:59:00 PM

There’s an utterly fascinating article right now at The Atlantic, that also happens to be worthy of a Headline of the Day installment… ….for this headline certainly caught my attention: The Freakishness of Christianity —The At

Eyecatchers: Matthias Brown

08/03/2015 12:37:47 PM

As anyone who spends a fair amount of time surfing the interwebs knows, GIF animations are quite a thing. And while, in my experience, the vast majority of GIFs out there range from the trivial to the annoying, many amounting to nothing more ...

Tweet of the Day: @inhabitat

07/30/2015 15:41:01 PM

I.Want. Take this sweet hanging tent anywhere you please! http://t.co/cqfy6I9SJA @MyCacoon pic.twitter.com/1aZybeudHP — inhabitat (@inhabitat) July 30, 2015 Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Tweet of the Day Tagged: camping, social media, ten ...

Sun Through Cedar

07/28/2015 18:38:24 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, cedar, nature, photography, WWU

Video Fridays: Ayron Jones & The Way

07/24/2015 15:43:40 PM

One of the joys of summers here in Bellingham, Washington is the abundance of live outdoor music. From concerts in the park to concerts in the street, from harborside venues to, of all places, the top, uncovered level of the downtown parking ...

Another Bellingham Alley Scene

07/23/2015 15:11:02 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: alley, Bellingham, city, photography

Fun In Higher Education

07/21/2015 18:33:34 PM

So, I was walking along on the campus of Western Washington University, where I’m lucky enough to be employed, and as I was passing one of the student dormitories I looked up and I saw this: No, this was not Photoshopped. No, there are no ...

Video Fridays: Pavement

07/17/2015 19:14:20 PM

So, it’s happened again. I’ve written before about how I fancy myself quite the student of music, and yet, despite my diligent efforts to know what’s going on, I occasionally discover that a particular band or artist has somehow esc

Sunset + Kayak + Dog

07/14/2015 23:24:28 PM

Video Fridays: R.I.P. Omar Sharif & How Lawrence Of Arabia Explains A LOT

07/10/2015 14:29:50 PM

Sad news today, of the passing of actor Omar Sharif. I can’t say that I’ve been a HUGE Sharif fan, having seen him in only a relative few of the movies in which he appeared. And yet, one film that he was in, 1962’s Lawrence Of Arabi

Oh, England. You’re No Fun Anymore!

07/09/2015 16:25:22 PM

If you are a heterosexual guy and you reached puberty when I did, in the 1970s, and you were lucky enough, as I was, to have a public television station that, late at night, would play reruns of Monty Python’s Flying Circus , not only were ...

If My Home Is Ever Raided By The FBI, Can I Be Treated Like Jared?

07/08/2015 16:44:46 PM

Whether it’s white privilege, our country’s soft-on-white-collar-crime tendencies, or something else entirely, in all my years of reading the news I’ve never seen anything like the softball coverage of the FBI raid on the home of no

Tweet of the Day: @RainnWilson

07/07/2015 18:39:46 PM

I’ve mentioned numerous times here at Fish & Bicycles that I dabble in Buddhism (one example), and I’ve tried to sustain a regular meditation practice off and on for many years, so it’s fair to assume that I think very highly of the

Fare Thee Well, Grateful Dead

07/06/2015 16:48:33 PM

So, last night, at Soldier Field in Chicago, the Grateful Dead played what was billed as their last ever concert, which is to say that the “core four”, the four surviving members of the original band — Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreu

Video Fridays: Belated R.I.P. Chris Squier

07/03/2015 10:08:00 AM

I’m WAY late in acknowledging the passing of a monster bass guitar player, the now-late, great Chris Squier of the band Yes. I don’t love all prog rock, and I don’t even love all Yes music, but the Yes music that I do love has stuck

Headline of the Day: Threats To Male Genitalia, Part II

07/02/2015 13:34:38 PM

A few weeks ago I posted a Headline of the Day installment, featuring an article in British newspaper/website The Guardian, with the cringe-inducing headline: Penis transplant patient to become a father Well, I don’t know what it is with ...

Squalicum Harbor Sunset

06/26/2015 16:15:00 PM

Filed under: Fish & Bicycles, Photoblogging Tagged: Bellingham, Bellingham Bay, boats, photography, Squalicum Harbor, sunsets

Video Fridays: Marriage Equality Edition

06/26/2015 11:06:31 AM

The news this morning, that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can no longer deny same-sex couples the right to marry is a major breakthrough for justice and civil rights. We still have VERY far to go, so many areas where inequality ...

Headline of the Day: Wordy & Grim

06/25/2015 17:41:40 PM

One slight problem with doing this Headline of the Day series: When the original source of a news item is a wire service, such as Associated Press or Reuters, and the item has been posted to a news website that has a wire service subscription, ...