Monthly Archives: May 2016

Looks Cool, but It’s Not

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day Fashion is one of the many human ideas that is sometimes described as something you can identify with “common sense.” One of my personal heroes, Betrand Russell, called common sense “the metaphysics … Continue reading

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Another Brick on the Wall

I have never been a fan of “bikers”: assholes on Harleys. Since the moment I realized motorcycles could be transportation, this bunch of idiots has made motorcycling less fun, more dangerous, and their existence reflects poorly on everyone who rides … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Pros and the Rest of Us

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day A young woman wrote the following on a motorcycle list I occasionally follow, “I’m considered/called a ‘pro artist’ but I don’t get paid for my work. Just because someone races and gets … Continue reading

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Precious Children?

Rider’s Digest ran a little piece based on a picture and some kickback from people seeing this example of child abuse on a Texas freeway (“Precious Children Revisited”). I’ve made it pretty clear how I feel about kids on motorcycles … Continue reading

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The Unexpected?

All Rights Reserved © 2012 Thomas W. Day Out of some sort of cosmic coincidence, the last week has been a regular repeat of unexpected events, most of them bad; or they would have been bad if I were any … Continue reading

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Down the Drain, the Oily Drain

Back in 2009, I put in about 3,000 miles between the Twin Cities and my North Dakota ghost town tour. Having spent a couple of days in the state on the way to Alaska in 2007 and a few more … Continue reading

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Things I Wish I Knew

All Rights Reserved © 2011 Thomas W. Day A couple of years ago, I had picked up my wife at the Halifax, Nova Scotia airport. As we headed off toward our four day home base, about 90 miles east along … Continue reading

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