January 1, 2012

Fun with interactive maps

I have spent the evening tagging locations along the bike loop I’m designing for my city, Newcastle, Australia. With google maps, I’ve been able to open up my map for anyone to tag it, or to […]
January 1, 2012

gent urges cyclists: remember deportment

When travelling to unfamiliar cities, it is soothing to take with oneself, a range of calming rituals. For me, this goes beyond sequenced ablutions, and pyjamas from home, to a list of things I try to […]
December 30, 2011

2011/2012

Ah, the year that was, and the year that will be. I think my old blog, BehoovingMoving, might get revamped in 2012. Dr. Behooving’s literary voice can’t flow with such drunken ease in a blog like […]
December 29, 2011

Family flocks to Newcastle’s newest best bike route.

If you were in Newcastle today, and happened to see a family on bikes seeming to appear out of drains, not they weren’t Wombles, or boat people just arrived by canoe. They were the first of […]
December 28, 2011

the narcissism of small differences

Come close and I’ll whisper a slanderous tale in your ear. Last May I was in Portland, where at a small front yard gathering I got to talking with someone who is very well known to […]