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See Saw Rationality

10.15.2008

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The days of rationality have clearly arrived. The frosty mornings, each day getting darker, and the endless wicked winds are pushing rational thoughts into my head, not that it was filled with that many irrational ones. It's a numbers game, and while some are within reach, others are not.

I love opening statements that are filled with vague generalizations. This could be about anything, about nothing, or a little mix of both. So, what IS this all about anyway?

Maybe with the final debate on television tonight, I'm simply in the mood for some weasel words, or as I like to call them meanderings of the monkey. So, let's have some fun with quotations:

"Less is more." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
"Less is only more where more is no good." - Frank Lloyd Wright
"The more I see the less I know for sure." - John Lennon
"You can never learn less, you can only learn more." - R. Buckminster Fuller
"The less you know, the more you believe." - Bono

So, up to this point in my bicycle commuting, I've ridden LESS than last year, and the goal of reaching 100 days is little out of my sights. I'm MORE likely to reach the low 90's, and hang up the spandex with Day Light Savings Time ending November 2nd. Last year, I simply rode with a passion to break the triple-digit mark, and this year Mother Nature ruined my April riding with snow, snow and more snow.

As of today I'm sitting on 84 days, and the weather forecast looks promising for it being mostly dry and mostly over freezing temperatures, so I can't make too many excuses. Push on, push on, it's the rational thing to do.


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Comments

Dave Goodman said:

I'm not sure I agree with Bucky on that quote. Suppose you learn that it's two o'clock. That's a nice little factum. Then someone else tells you that it's three o'clock. Now what do you know? You no longer know if it's two o'clock. If you "know" something and someone tells you you're wrong, what do you know? Or, as the rhyme goes:

Take one compass to sea,
Or take at least three.
A ship on two needles,
Knows not where she be.

What gets bigger the more you take away from it? A hole! :)




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