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Saturday, September 13th
First Review of "Our Own Day Here"
The first independent review of my collection of stories and essays, "Our Own Day Here," appeared a few days ago in Sunroom Desk. Sunroom Desk is an online publication based in Glendale, California, and focussing primarily, though not solely, on sustainable development and transportation issues. To see what editor Elise Kalfayan has to say about "Our Own Day Here," go to: Sunroom Desk.

You can read a little more about "Our Own Day Here" on the e-book's page in my portfolio site.

Richard Risemberg on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:14:29 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 10th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXV
On tap this week we have:

And now I'm going to take a break for a couple of hours….

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:09:37 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, September 4th
BF Editor's GRID Project Needs Your Vote
As many of you know, I have spent the last four years working working with a diverse team of innovators on an advanced harbor freight handling project, one whose ultimate goal is to put as many cargo containers as possible onto railroad trains for transportâ€"including our own patent-pending all-electric underground shuttle train for local deliveries here in Los Angeles. Most of this freight now goes onto trucks that dominate freeways, jam surface streets, pollute the air, depress public health (especially in poorer communities), and wreak havoc on the roads. GRID, as it is called, would be a big step to the cleaner, healthier, more human-scaled, and more prosperous world that we all dream of.

GRID is entered in a competition for one of ten LA2050 grants of $100,000 each. This grant would let us concentrate on funding the CSUN feasibility study we need to convince venture capitalists that GRID would provide a good return on their investments, and so let us move towards actual design and construction. Details on how the grant would help, and on GRID itself, are on our project page at LA2050's GOOD.is website, where you and your friends can vote for GRID to be one of the ten grant winners. Simply go to the URL below and place your vote! It's easy and quick, and could kickstart the future of Southern California by helping GRID move that much closer to becoming a reality. (It does require creating an account, but LA2050 has nothing to sell and will not spam you.)

GRID Project at LA2050

If you want to tell your friends, please send them this email-friendly URL: http://tinyurl.com/LA2050GRID

Votes are accepted only till September 16th, so visit the link today and make your mark for GRID, then tell your friends and colleagues!

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 04 Sep 2014 23:49:58 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, September 3rd
Offsite Blogging CLXXXIV
A mixed bag this week….

At Flying Pigeon LA I talk about my own personal Lighting Enlightenment, and why it's a really good idea to put lamps on your bike.

While at Orange 20 Bikes, I once more contrast some delightful and effective bicycle facilities on the Westside with the paucity of same in my own part of town, in East Side, West Side, and throw in some recommendations for the LA2050 grants, reminding folks that these LA2050 Grant Applicants Need Your Vote!.

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:30:20 -0800 [link]  

Tuesday, September 2nd
Clearance Sale: City Slicker Knickers!
We're having a SALE on Bicycle Fixation City Slicker Knickers!

We received a large number of seconds on this design, and are selling them off now for cashflow at a few dollars over our cost. The 34s listed below have a longer rise than intended, and a correspondinlgy higher waist, so the fit is very old-school. (The 32s are normal, but we're discounting them as well.) The legs will also be a bit roomier than we had specified in the pattern. Labels may be incorrect as well.

No factory, even an American one, is immune to error. Everything else on these knickers is up to spec. Normally these sell for $135.00; you can now buy them for only $75.00 while they last. Scroll down for more details. No returns at this price!

Go to: The City Slicker Knicker Clearance Sale!

Richard Risemberg on Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:14:14 -0800 [link]  

Wednesday, August 27th
Offsite Blogging CLXXXIII
Back to the stalled road diet on North Figueroa this week, with Orange 20 Bikes presenting When Gil Cedillo Won, LA Lost, while Flying Pigeon LA studies Speed vs Flow, and a number of popular delusions appertaining thereto….

Richard Risemberg on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:50:24 -0800 [link]  

Thursday, August 21st
Offsite Blogging CLXXXII
Seems that, in the midst of a busy day, I forgot to post last week's "offsite blogging," so today you'll just get a laundry list, without the usual failed attempt at cleverness. Here's this week's and last week's posts on Flying Pigeon LA and Orange 20 Bikes;

The Perfect City Bike
Neighborhood Networks
Induce, Entice, Inspire
Parties, Music, Discounts

Richard Risemberg on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:19:57 -0800 [link]  

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