For learning how to fix your own bike, Ann Arbor's own co-op, Common Cycle, is a fantastic resource. Open Sundays 11-3 at 416 W Huron.
Spent the morning volunteering as a mechanic for the first time.
Observations: if you get there at 11 it's pretty quiet. After 12:30 and you might have to wait.
Cool group of people there!
How ya'll copin 'round here?
Personally we are neck-deep in small business loan applications, each process more confusing than the last. Bills are coming due and who knows when the assistance will get here /shrug
But at least we can enjoy this weather separately, together.
semi famous covid death
Adam Schlesinger has died. You may know him from his fantastic title song from the Movie "That thing you do," or from the soundtrack to "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"
To me, he was the creative force behind "Welcome Interstate Managers," the fun, quirky, addictive album from Fountains of Wayne. Somehow he helped craft an album doesn't take itself too seriously, yet has many beautifully poignant songs. They're all sing-along material.
Give it a listen - it's so, so, SO good.
The only item they didn't have that I wanted was banana.
Well, they had "very green" organic bananas...
I'm here -
the snow falling
Today I visited my sister's island and acted just like you'd expect a brother to.
St Joe's in Ann Arbor is now requesting that of folks are making surgical masks for donation, this is the recommended pattern.
Donations will be accepted at the Towsley Center.
Elastic has been hard to come by but I have a stash if anyone needs it. No time to sew unfortunately.
My kids' music teacher has been adding some choice videos to her online lessons. Watch and feel better 🤗
A plea for help.
We need your surgical masks. We need your N95 masks. Your hospital is likely rationing them today. If you have some to donate (or even sell) locally in Southeast Michigan please reach out, I'm begging you. I can help get them where they're needed.
If you have masks and you're not local, find the nearest hospital and take them to the administration area.
today in quarantine albums: Björk's quintessential album Post.
includes good advice like
I wish I'd only look
And didn't have to touch
I wish I'd only smell this
And didn't have to taste
How can I ignore
This is sex without touching
As much as I definitely enjoy solitude
I wouldn't mind perhaps
Spending little time with you
Welp, my beard has been #coronacancelled
At work: Oncology. In my free time: riding and fixing bikes, taking photos. (Not much free time as a father of two)
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