Life of Carmen

The minor-thirds bird

It’s so wrong to hate a bird. Wa-waaaaa, wa-waaaaa, wa-waaaaa. The chickadee is at it again, wailing out his schoolyard taunt. The chickadee’s mating dirge is a harbinger of spring and I suppose I could try to drum up some enthusiasm for it, but that depressing little tune makes me want to pack up and …

Culture and Art

What is the sound of Bicycle Buddha?

Hey you know what’s better than just about anything? PODCASTS! Yeah well i guess that’s old news, i can hear the gritty sound of you media hipsters rolling your eyeballs. But since i have been in recuperation (not rehab) for the past while i can tell you definitively that nothing, NOTHING,  beats listening to a …

Aging & Dying, Bicycles, Life of Carmen

Yoga is saving my life

I’m almost a biped again, yip yip! Six weeks to the day of my tumble I have graduated to listing along penguin-style, mostly without crutches. It’s a slow hop-along journey. The night I fell off my bike, with my pelvis busted in three places, I stretched. Without an accurate notion of what my injuries were …