A self-indulgent announcement of my return

I’ve never posted a photo of myself on this blog. But I think it’s time to lift the veil of secrecy and expose myself.


Here I am sloshing back to the blog after a couple of months of lolly-gagging:

I know. You’re saying, “Wow, you look a lot like Gen. MacArthur returning to the Phillipines in 1944.”

That’s, OK. I get mistaken for Gen. MacArthur all the time.

Wow, there is so much to catch up on, I don’t know where to start.

Town sure is busy, isn’t it. The Olympic Trials are here. The Oregon Back Festival just started yesterday. And now … Le Tour de Milk Crate kicks off today. It’s not possible there’s a spare hotel room anywhere in town.

I don’t know about your neighborhood, but in mine, it’s come to this:

I can’t say why I’ve been away so long. It’s not that hard to be Eugene Bicyclist. Not really. I don’t even have to go for a ride. I just go to my front yard. And this rolls by …

So what is Coachella?

(Stay tuned for coverage of Le Tour de Milk Crate coming up later …)

2 thoughts on “A self-indulgent announcement of my return

  1. Many, many… many years ago when i was much younger, I worked with a retired sharecropper who decided to move to the big city after retiring from “choppin'” cotton– in his 70’s. He and his wife wanted to experience big city livin’ before “they were called to the Lord.”

    Moses was, for his lack of formal education, very observant of people, and life in general. His one annoying habit was that when he had to use the restroom, he took a while. I mean a w-h-i-l-e. With only one restroom in the shop this could be an inconvenience at times.

    Being a young, rather smart-alec kid I asked him what he did in there that took so long. He said, “John, sometimes I sits and thinks. Sometimes, I jus’ sits.”

    It took me many years to understand the immense depth of that statement. But as I age I understand–sometimes it quite OK to just sit. We don’t need to make excuses, don’t need to apologize, don’t need to update your blog (OK, understanding that part came more recently), don’t need nobody’s permission–it’s OK to just sit.

    Yes, general, welcome back.

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