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Friday, November 30, 2007


I believe mediocrity is one of the greatest diseases of humanity.
It becomes the despot of the mind. Repressing our dreams and ideas.

Could it be that we become this way, by not following these repressed interests or dreams in the first place?
How do you teach a person to find his\her interests?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Bike Parking Japanese Style

I took this shot in Tokyo 2003. It still amazes me that we don't have and will probably never have, proper bike parking here in Aus. It's unfortunate that our perception here of the bicycle is more as a recreational device rather than a transportation machine.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Movida the Cookbook

Something inside me lit up when I first laid eyes on the Movida cookbook. It may not be 100% traditional Spanish but then we are not in Spain. The book itself is well laid out and is full of delicious recipes to try.
Movida Link

Bicycle Film Festival

The Melbourne bike film festival is here with some really great movies and exhibitions.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Voting on Environment

I am listening to a heap of people around town voting for government based solely on environmental policy. I think we are starting to loose site of a large part of the picture.

Would you vote on a government that has great environment policies before these factors.

Health- (Hospitals, Emergency services, research ect ect)
Education- (free/cheap education, School facilities and upgrades, Universities and technical schools)
Security, safety- (Police, fire, ect)
Jobs- (being able to have a job and get paid fairly so you can feed yourself and your family)
Taxes- (Not being taken advantage of by greedy policies)

There is much more I can add to this list. My question is; would you give up a good education system and Health system for a government that cares for the environment above all else?
Would you vote on environment if you can’t get a JOB? Can’t get a doctor when you’re SICK? Can’t afford to send your children to SCHOOL? Can’t go out at night because it dangerous? Let’s not loose our heads.

I’m not saying I don’t care. The environment is all around us. We are the environment, city, car, tv and all. I think a lot of people are using it as a means to feel they have done there bit for nature “out there”. Not at home or in the suburbs we live the bodies we have but out there in the wild.
Have we separated nature and ourselves our materials from this view of nature? We are now trying to preserve natural environments. Like an old man/lady trying to stay young forever. Preservation is not environmentally friendly. Creating nature around us is. Seeing the city, the home, the body/mind and the machines we use as nature. We can then begin to understand nature as a whole, not just a forest far from home that a vote or a few dollars can fix.

Thursday, November 15, 2007



These guys make beautiful bikes. Retro in design with good quality parts.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Eating is like putting a piece of the world into yourself.

fpa 2007