Days like these are ones that seem normal, that seem innocent, that seem commonplace or mundane. But do not take these beautiful sidewalks for granted. In March or October, you would fall down on your knees and weep to receive a day like this. In June, you shrug your shoulders and stare at your shoelaces.
*** *** [This story about the $20 fine for $10K of damage is like the lady who killed a few motorcyclists and got a minor ticket.]
*** *** [Biking has these small moments of beauty.]
*** *** [And biking has these small moments of something different from beauty.]
[I don't know how anyone could watch this video of a NYC streetcorner and think that sidewalk cafes were the problem here.]
*** *** [I've been fascinated with this phone ever since I answered it once back in 2004.]
*** *** [17,000 acres all in straight lines.]