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Seattle Bike Share Almost Here

Posted on August 26, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

Despite some website difficulties (and my skepticism about the program’s success, given Seattle’s nanny-statish helmet law), I signed up for a membership with “Pronto,” Seattle’s new bikeshare service.  It’s scheduled.. read more

Bicycle Overdesign

Posted on August 4, 2014 · Posted in Bikes

So, this “Seattle” bike won some sort of bike contest for the “Ultimate Urban Bike” and is going into production.  While it’s vaguely cool looking, at least in a “Breaking.. read more

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Takes One to Know One

Posted on July 8, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Commuting

This excellent piece by Carl Alviani, titled “Why Bikes Make Smart People Say Dumb Things,” tackles the cognitive dissonance at work when people spew vitriol at the occasional scofflaw cyclist.. read more

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No Surprise in Hobby Lobby

Posted on June 30, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

As this blog is at least partly about the law, here’s my brief take on today’s Hobby Lobby case: although it seems strange and petty to me that it’s 2014 and.. read more

Cantor’s Loss Shows Why We Don’t Need Campaign Finance Regulation

Posted on June 10, 2014 · Posted in Government, Laws

Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, just suffered a humiliating loss in the Virginia primary. Overnight, he goes from being one of the most powerful people in Washington to just.. read more

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Cycling Columbus

Posted on May 7, 2014 · Posted in Bikes, Travel

My travel schedule has been nutty of late, so even fewer posts than usual. But here’s one: about my trip last week to Columbus, Ohio, a city I visited for.. read more

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Seattle Bike Share Nears

Posted on April 8, 2014 · Posted in Dumbness, Government, Laws

With Seattle (finally) getting a bike share system later this year, the Puget Sound Bike Share program has put together an interactive site showing proposed bike share station locations.  You.. read more

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Negotiating for Dummies (Ph.D Version)

Posted on March 24, 2014 · Posted in Business

This Slate story, about a candidate for a philosophy professorship who had her job offer rescinded, attempts to make the point that academic institutions are cavalierly running roughshod over job.. read more

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The Minimum Wage Experiment

Posted on March 15, 2014 · Posted in Business

It’s March 15, so we’ve had the March for a $15/hour Minimum Wage thing going on in Seattle today. The discussion in the city seems to be divided between those.. read more

More Photos For Bloggers

Posted on March 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

I posted over at sociallyawkwardlaw.com on Getty Images’ making available some 35 million photos for non-commercial use (via embed code).  Another viable option for blog photos, in addition to the.. read more