It was my bike.

We are trying to work something out so he can keep it, because he loves it as much as I did, and I’ve already replaced it with an identical one.

I am working with the police to try to catch the thief.

What a small world.

So I’m looking at a local facebook friend’s photos the other day and there is my stolen bike! or at least one that looks almost identical. Only one store in Tucson sells this model, and I was the only one to buy the rack and folding baskets. It doesn’t have my lights on it, and two water bottle holders have been added. So I commented on his photo, asking if he had bought the bike second hand, and linking him to the entry for my bike. No response. I just messaged him in case he doesn’t get notifications.

I don’t actually know this guy personally, but we have a friend in common whom I know quite well. Not sure how to proceed, but damn, I bet that’s my bike.

Edit: He just messaged me. He bought it at Play it Again Sports two months ago. We’re checking the serial #. I bet it’s mine!

Commencement Speeches

From Glenn Beck’s commencement speech to Liberty University:

“Learn, laugh, love. Sleep hard, but sleep less. Pray on your knees.

To whom much is given much is required. You have been given the world and beyond. … Never want anything too much. You will pay too high of a price one way or another. Labels are meaningless, but Louis Vuitton shoes are really the best. Someone you meet today is afraid or suffering. Find them. Find them every day and comfort them. Shoot to kill. Always tithe. ”

From Michelle Obama’s commencement speech at George Washington University:

“Imagine a child whose first memory of an American is a student who helps him see again. Imagine a community whose first experience with America is a group of youth on winter break standing side by side with them building homes. Imagine a country shattered by a catastrophic earthquake that they see wave after wave of rescuers and doctors and relief workers all wearing the stars and stripes on their sleeve.

Imagine how powerful that is. Imagine what impact thousands of stories like that today can have a decade from now. ”

From Patti Smith’s commencement speech at Pratt Institute:

“My greatest urge is to speak to you of dental care. My generation had a rough go dentally. Our dentists were the Army dentists who came back from World War II and believed that the dental office was a battleground. You have a better chance at dental health. And I say this because you want at night to be pacing the floor because your fuse is burning inside of you, because you want to do your work, because you want to finish that canvas, because you want to help your fellow man. You don’t want to be pacing because you need a damn root canal. So, floss. Use salt and baking soda. Take care of your damn teeth. ”

– all from the New York Times

from Huffington Post (emphasis mine)

Every once in awhile an elected official just lets loose with what they really think. It’s actually quite healthy. The latest was Republican House member Joe Barton of Texas, who apologized to the BP CEO (remember him? The one who wants his life back?) for what he called a White House “shakedown”: “I’m ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday,” deeming it “a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case, a $20 billion shakedown. “I apologize,” Barton told BP CEO Hayward. “I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that is — again, in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologize.” As the old song goes — which side are you on? Not our side, to be sure. Mr. Barton has taken more than $1.4 million in political contributions from the oil industry, so there is little doubt whose side he is on. THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT JIM BARTON IS THAT HE WOULD BE THE NEXT CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE IF THE REPUBLICANS REGAIN CONTROL OF THE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER ELECTIONS. That is the committee that writes any legislation governing matters like global warming or energy policy. A man with a future like that is worth investing in. Particularly in an era where corporations can now make unlimited contributions to influence elections. Mr. Barton simply did not know when to keep his mouth shut and let the American people in on exactly whose interests he represents in Congress. Thank you, Mr. Barton. Keep talking.

anyone here who uses facebook might want to add me over there (dave moyer). i hate to say it, but it has become more useful as a networking tool. our studio (Ninth Street) has a page over there, and all my local friends and old friends are there and not here. i’m not going away from here, but i do a lot there that you won’t see here, especially posting art.

my website just got hacked!

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