Let Me Introduce Myself

Day’s Verse
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want:
Free those who are wrongly imprisoned;
lighten the burden of those who work for you.
Let the oppressed go free,
and remove the chains that bind people.
Share your food with the hungry,
and give shelter to the homeless.
Give clothes to those who need them,
and do not hide from relatives who need your help.”

Isaiah 58:6-7 (context)

Looking toward the future.Hello. I am Katie’s new, improved, Blogger-free blog. As you know by now, Blogger stopped supporting FTP-based blogs because they took too much work. Simultaneously, Haloscan, which provided Katie’s commenting functionality, decided to throw in the towel. After some serious deliberation (it took about 30 seconds) Ian and Katie agreed to both finally make the switch to me — WordPress. Continue Reading >>

Pretty In Pink — My Bike, That Is

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Day’s Verse:
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.

Isaiah 62:3
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Yesterday Ian gave me an unexpected but wonderful Valentine’s Day present: New fenders. I kept seeing and drooling over a pair of fenders in the window at JRA Bike Shop, which occupies part of the space at the BikeStation, where I work. Finally yesterday afternoon I guiltily confessed my obsession to Ian. The guilt came from knowing that my old fenders worked perfectly fine, and I really only wanted the new ones for their looks. Ian immediately told me to buy them for myself and consider it his Valentine’s Day gift to me. He didn’t have to offer twice — I immediately went and purchased the much-coveted fenders. Then I borrowed some tools from the bike shop and spent about an hour putting them on and fine-tuning so they didn’t rub or anything. Very unique. Now all I need is a saddle and bar tape to match… Continue Reading >>