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Archives for January 2012

On being a ped in the snow

Making myself some notes to take to tomorrow’s Bicycling & Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) meeting, re the last week or so. What can be done about sidewalks & crossings? I understand that there aren’t resources for city to clear any sidewalks and that it’s not legally the city’s responsibility. However, a week & a half […]

Snowmaggedon Chili

I made this twice (three times including today) during the recent snow craziness, while I’ve been laid up with a cold. It’s damn tasty and opens up my sinuses, plus a good way to use up little bits and bobs of a roast chicken. 1 can diced tomato cumin, chili powder, garlic salt 1 can […]


It’s been a strange week around here. Snow and ice and freezing rain, and maybe now high winds — and I managed to go through most of it with a head cold. Saturday was light-weight cute snow, enough to be interesting, but not so much that I couldn’t go to Olyreads (book group) or my […]

Gaming & Hiking

So I’ve had a headcold all week AND we’ve gotten lots of snow and ice. Which means time curled up on the couch watching TV — or rather, Netflix Instant on the Wii. Right now we’re watching a National Geographic special about Yellowstone, and came up with an idea together: Get a really good map […]