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Day 12 of NBM: Major Taylor’s 12 Rules for Clean Living, Illustrated

Major Taylor was the first African-American to win the world track cycling championship. Track cycling is the one where the riders go around an indoor track as fast as possible on bikes with no brakes and no gears—just one fixed gear. For Major Taylor to win the world championship in 1899, he obviously had to […]

11.12: Don’t Be So Sure

I have a book titled Ten Poems to Change Your Life by Roger Housden. On page 11 and 12, Housden is just beginning to discuss the first poem, Mary Oliver’s “The Journey.” (The other 9 poems are from Machado, Whitman, Rumi, Kabir, Neruda, Kinnell, Merwin, Walcott, and St. John of the Cross.) Since today is […]

Days 11 & 12: Whole30 (3rd Chakra A’spinning)

The Whole30 chill is upon me, and I’m relaxed around food, which is a blessing. I’m doing lots of cycling these days as well, which is contributing to the sense of self-efficacy that is crucial to carrying out a stringent dietary plan like this. See, I read a while back that bicycling strengthens the 3rd […]

12 More Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

Today Roof Pig is one year old. I kicked off this blog with a list of 12 Christmas songs you’re probably not sick of. Today I’ve got 12 more, with a Spotify player below so you can hear all of them. Happy Birthday Guadalupe by The Killers: I’ve just learned today that The Killers release […]

Major Taylor’s 12 Rules for Clean Living: Illustrated

Major Taylor was the first African-American to win the world track cycling championship. Track cycling is the one where the riders go around an indoor track as fast as possible on bikes with no brakes and no gears—just one fixed gear. For Major Taylor to win the world championship in 1899, he obviously had to […]

12 Things I’ve Done Since Last Posting

And so my hiatus has come to an end. What HAVE I been doing with myself? 1. Moved across town to a place with a fantastic view of the trees and sky. 2. Got my first hardware: 3rd place in the Athena division of the Marble Falls Tri—the longest tri I’ve done so far. 3. […]

6.12: Roof Pig On Hiatus

It is time for the Roof Pig to take a rest while training and moving (and sleeping to recover from all the training) take precedence over daily posting. Roof Pig will resume its regularly scheduled postings on 9.12.13, unless she decides to resume earlier. In the meantime, I will have completed the triathlons at Lake […]