Monthly Archives: August 2011

How Does A Sensitive Person Survive In A Selfish And Corrupt Society

William James tried to show the meaningfulness of (some kinds of) spirituality but, like other pragmatists, refused to see religion as the basis of meaning or morality. Charles Peirce: the American polymath who first identified pragmatism. Nightmare Continued Drinking beer … Continue reading

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His Eyes Were Open But The Old Man Looked Dead

Deserted Farmhouse Quebec The Nightmare I put in a really shitty night. It was hot, and I had nightmares. In one of the nightmares, I woke up to find a light coming from behind the door in the other room. … Continue reading

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Spooky Deserted Farmhouse

Biking Eastern Canada July 4, `77After a couple hours more biking, I saw what looked to be an abandoned farmhouse setting back in a field. I felt the risk was minimum, so I got off my bike and hiked up … Continue reading

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Quebec City Hospitality

Feeling a lot better July ‘77 It was the sunset that did it, I’m sure. Come morning, I decided to keep biking. I was up around 7 a.m., and after campfire coffee and toast, and, in the midst of the … Continue reading

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Torrents Of Rain

Railroad Bridge Outside Quebec City July I don’t believe this weather. All last night it was clear. I slept out under a beautiful moon. This morning the sun was shining and everything looked great. Then all of a sudden this—I … Continue reading

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Canada’s 100th Birthday Celebration

My Stopover At St. Jean Port Joli July, `77 It was as if someone had grabbed both my feet and tossed them up toward my waist. It was a rude awakening at 5:30 a.m.! When I was traveling yesterday, I … Continue reading

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Back Into The Rain

Biking along St. Lawrence July ’77 My first day in Quebec was not a happy one, but I feel better now. I’m practically back to normal—meaning, I’m negotiating morning rain once again. I’m in my cutoffs, and it’s a warm … Continue reading

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Bicycling Through The Food Poisoning And Rain

Quebec July ’77 There was a youth hostel in Riviere de loop, so I looked forward to a warm bed. When I broke morning camp, Riviere de loop was still 59 miles away. The sun had yet to peak above … Continue reading

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Forty Miles Of Hellish Biking

My First Day In Quebec, July 2, `77 My stomach sounds like a cement mixer. Why do I feel like puking? Roll over; forget about it. It’s still raining, and it’s in the middle of the night. Jesus, do I … Continue reading

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Searching For A Campsite

Quebec New Brunswick Boarder End Of June Back on the highway, biking wasn’t bad. I had a strong wind at my back, and the traffic was sparse. I need to thank Lady Luck for looking after me. She, the lady, … Continue reading

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