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Posted on October 4 at 7:46 a.m.
Yah Ann Marie--congratulations!!
On SBCC Nursing Professor Wins National Award
Posted on September 23 at 2:30 p.m.
I'm with you freshpavement: " Among city bicycle commuters, 9.6 percent were male and 3.6 female." Is this a typo--96% male?
As for cycling infrastructure, I'll return to my old gripe: the new separate bike path along El Colegio are awful: narrower than the old one, with sharp turns where each road crosses them. For that, they wasted space making *additional* bike paths on the roadway. What a waste, stupid planning, get some bicyclists in on the design phase. Lots of room for improvement in signage (stop cross traffic on main bike routes with stop signs, or use yields to put cyclists on notice), improve the pavement, make separate paths wide enough. I love the Obern bike trail along Atascadero Creek & Modoc, makes getting from Goleta to SB so nice & super-safe! (But, you planners: why make cyclists stop to cross Puente, for instance, or Patterson??)
On Bike Commute Numbers Spike
Posted on August 28 at 4:05 p.m.
Sounds like a documentary worth seeing, thanks for the informative & concise assessment. One grammar pet peeve inspires me to comment: "allows the viewer to draw their own conclusions"--why not just say "viewers"? It's more accurate (as if there were a unitary "the viewer"), gender neutral, and grammatically correct.
On Review: <em>Life of Muhammad</em>
Posted on July 26 at 8:59 a.m.
Good news indeed--I hate to complain, but why only 3 ft. of landscaping between the path and the street? There's a good 10' and a drainage ditch now. And maybe a better connection to Whittier could be found: the corner at Storke is not the best solution for bikers or pedestrians walking north.Most now take the shortcut across the field.UCSB shouldn't make the same mistake again: the bike path along El Colegio from Los Carneros to campus was made NARROWER with sharp angles and is utterly inadequate and dangerous. Bike paths should be made more safe, not less, and look toward growing capacity, not decreasing!
On Storke Road Bike Path Saved
Posted on May 6 at 9:23 a.m.
There are also "special interest" stayover sites, like one for bicycle tourists called "warmshowers.org" (not the best name--when I told my wife she said "you signed up for WHAT??!!"). I've met and hosted young guys touring California, some European couples doing around the world bike trips. Haven't used it myself yet (trip planned this summer), but the stability and details of profiles, as well as the reviews, gives one confidence about the hosts.
On Couchsurfing: Facebook Meets Yelp
Posted on March 25 at 6:45 a.m.
Very insightful and well said. You try your best in each situation after ending the old, and if you realize it was a mistake, you try to learn from it. Gradually the solutions emerge and you find yourself on firmer and more lasting footing. My best wishes to you.
On Passover Rumination
Posted on March 22 at 11:10 p.m.
As higher ed expert Bob Samuels has pointed out, there are many problems with implementing this idea, such as who will monitor and ensure the quality of privately offered courses, if students pay for them for UC credit, who will get the revenue, and if bottlenecks are removed from gateway courses, where will the already bottlenecked upper level courses find the space to accommodate even more students?http://changinguniversities.blogspot....The problem is a lack of funding of higher education--that is where the bottlenecks come from. Online ed is not panacea, offering neither great cost savings nor much improved "efficiency." It can offer convenience and flexibility over traditional courses, but those are not the biggest problems we are facing now.
On Graduating on Time, Virtually
Posted on January 9 at 11:32 a.m.
Your comment about listening for the bird sounds (which I also do--and esp. enjoy the relatively tame great blue heron who inhabits the area between Goleta Beach along the 217 bikepath), suggests to me another topic: What do people listen to while biking?
The only thing that made car commutes had over biking for me was that I could listen to radio or audiobooks in my car. Then I discovered podcasts, for which I modified earbuds by cutting the 5' cable down to 3' and soldering both ear leads into the right earpiece. This leaves one ear open to hear traffic, and I have my personal radio feed in the other ear, with a tiny & light sansa clip on my waistband. Only downside: descents above 25mph the wind noise drowns out the audio.
So how do others deal with this?
On Birding While Biking
Posted on December 7 at 9:51 a.m.
From Reuters (and confirmed from the BJOG abstract):
"They found that about 85 percent of the women who were encouraged to have sex did follow the doctor's advice, while 80 percent of women in the other group also had sex.Women in the group advised to have sex also had it more frequently for the remaining duration of their pregnancies - three times versus two."
What they did NOT do was look at the 15% and 20% who did NOT have sex, and compare their induction rates to the 80-85% who did (sounds like those Malaysians didn't need too much encouragement!). And no info on sex close to delivery, the study looked at sex in the last 1-3 weeks.
So guys, there is still hope.
On Sex Won’t Induce Labor (Even If Your Husband Says So)
Posted on August 20 at 11:05 a.m.
So McCain has Romney's tax returns--too bad that info is not in the posted document. Wouldn't it be nice if McCain leaked those too...!
On Internet: Your Go-To News Source
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