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Posted on July 7 at 7:57 a.m.
Your dog or cat won't be able to drive you to a doctor's appointment, argue with orderlies concerning your care, or stand at your graveside.
Of course, if you screw up parenting, your kids won't, either.
Parenthood is not for cowards. At least, not done properly, it isn't.
On Why Have Kids?
Posted on June 10 at 10 a.m.
My 5yr old son and I encountered a good sized rattlesnake on the trail to Knapp's Castle a few weeks ago. It was going through the grass on the edge of the path when we spotted it from a safe distance of about 15-20'.
We stopped and observed the snake, which went about its business, apparently not having noticed that we'd walked up on it. It eventually climbed up the hill to the right (we were headed down the path to the site) and as we passed, again from a safe distance of about 15' away, it did give a small short warning rattle.
It was a great learning experience for my son and a nice reminder that we are sharing the outdoors with many creatures, and for the most part outside of accidents like the above, a snake will leave you alone if you return the favor.
On A Serpent Strikes
Posted on November 11 at 10:49 a.m.
Nice article Ralph. Thanks for all the work you do to promote bicycling here in Santa Barbara!
My subjective quality of life is incomparably better now that I'm riding for roughly 99% of all local trips. I used to work in Camarillo and spent nearly 2 hours per day driving... since leaving that job, finding a local job, and riding my bike everywhere, I've lost 40+lbs and am in better shape than I've been in a decade. Plus I'm setting what I hope is an example of a sustainable, healthy lifestyle for my two young children (who we routinely take everywhere using our Xtracycle & bike trailer).
Santa Barbara is so enjoyable by bicycle, and to a large extent that's thanks to the efforts of groups like the Bike Coalition, as well as receptive local government. Keep up the good work, everyone!
On More Bikes on City Streets
Posted on June 5 at 7 a.m.
So it's just going to sit there and rot? Seems like a shame. Couldn't they turn it into a cafe, or at least serve coffee and wifi for train passengers & tourists?
On Vintage Train Car Rolls Into Santa Barbara
Posted on December 31 at 4:17 p.m.
Yeah Paul! You rock!!
On Paul Wellman
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