After many years on home brew hiatus, my son Jon and I have begun brewing beer together, now that he has finished his arduous post-grad studies and has time for something other than work.Â We have managed to brew two batches of beer so far, and a third is nearly finished conditioning.Â We have made all of the mistakes one can make starting out, but thankfully all of the beers are drinkable.
I played high school football, in a manner of speaking. My friends and I often played tackle football without pads on the weekends, usually on muddy fields, which served to reduce the force of the tackles. As a junior at Jackson High School in Portland, at 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighing in at 115 pounds, I lingered at the third position on the varsity football depth chart as a cornerback, and played only near the end of lopsided games, simply too small to be taken seriously.
Growing up, football and basketball were my favorite sports. Â I played lots of touch football with my friends and family. Â Yet as parents, when our boys played high school sports, my wife and I did not allow them to play tackle football: Â We felt Â that with the amount and severity of injuries in football, the risk was too high. Â Given the recent revelations of long-term injuries in football, the question can be asked anew: Would we have let our children play football today, or more urgently, would we want our grandchildren to play football today?
Pocket Review, Title Bicycle Dreams, Studio , Rating 3.0,
Bicycle Dreams (2009)
Director: Stephen Auerbach
Bicycle Dreams is a documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), an annual beyond-insane bicycle race across the U.S. Few ride it, those who finish do it in less than two weeks, and ride almost the entire time. It is only a matter of time before all participants begin to hallucinate, and some have been injured and killed because of it.
Day 7 of the Cycle Oregon 2012. Riding with old friends in Southern Oregon. In which every adventure must come to an end. We finish our journey, starting from Klamath Falls and arriving back where we started in Bly.
Day 6 of the Cycle Oregon 2012. Riding with old friends in Southern Oregon. In which we ride from Ashand to Klamath Falls, starting with a 12 mile climb up Dead Indian Memorial Highway. Tim was back in the saddle, and we enjoyed a leisurely ride.
Day 5 of the Cycle Oregon 2012. Riding with old friends in Southern Oregon. Rest day! Some riders took the optional climb up Mt. Ashland, but we did not. I took advantage of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and saw a great play, All the Way, then met my friends for a relaxing dinner by the creek.
Day 4 of the Cycle Oregon 2012. Riding with old friends in Southern Oregon. In which I ride from Prospect to Ashland, sans Tim, who injured his achilles, and took a day off. A beautiful day in the forests, with an exhilarating 13 mile descent into Ashland.