Frog sounds are happy sounds.

Frog sounds are happy sounds.

After years of woeful ignorance about those sounds coming from trees at night I ordered this little book/CD. I challenge you to get one for yourself, listen to the CD, and not forget about the sorry state of our politics, economy, etc. What great sounds. Some take me...

775 miles by bike.

775 miles by bike.

In the nearly 70 days since my June 23 heart arrhythmia, I’ve ridden 775 miles. I’m shooting for 1,000 at day 90, when I have the cardiologist’s permission to again have a drink. I just plain wore out a set of tires last week. Here’s a photo of...

Bike friendly Carbondale.

Bike friendly Carbondale.

The post-atrial-fibrillation-scare Steve is serious about exercise. Between running all our errands on bikes Saturday, and some serious road biking today, I put in 65 miles over the long weekend. Feels great. Kate and I love to ride, especially on these gorgeous...

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

We’ve had some beautiful clear, dry-air mornings here the past few days–which is why you’re seeing all those spectacular blue-sky aerials of the Mississippi flooding in the news. Kate had the great idea of heading over to the Mississippi levee roads...

Bicycles are good for you.

Bicycles are good for you.

And Carbondale in the spring is a wonderful place to ride. I don’t mind saying the stress of running this business has been intense, and I went to work today in a black mood. Most of this stress comes from our good fortune. You’re not supposed to complain....