As a bicycle rider, I’m a fan and a practitioner of the “Idaho Stop,” a practice in which a bicyclist makes a rolling stop or a pause at a stop sign and a full stop at a red light, then proceeding if the coast is clear. Essentially, for bicyclists, a stop sign is treated like a yield sign, and a red light is treated like a stop sign. For the operator of a 30 pound bicycle with no blind spots as opposed to a 4 ton SUV with plenty of them, it’s reasonable and logical.
The other night, I was stopped by an NYPD officer after practicing the Idaho Stop, carefully pedaling maybe 3 m.p.h. through a red light on 9th Avenue at West 40th Street (or “Reckless Operation of a Bicycle,” according to my summons). According to officer Kramer, who stopped me and issued me the summons, there is a renewed crackdown on traffic violations in keeping with the city’s Vision Zero program. Continue reading “NYPD’s Assault on Bicycles (and on Reason)”
On this super hot day today, I was noticing how good a nice real cotton dress shirt felt, even in the blistering heat. Wrinkle-free/no-iron dress shirts do not breathe like this. Demand real, untreated, 100% cotton. It’s the only way … Continue reading A Shout-Out to Real Cotton Dress Shirts
After seeing the documentary “The True Cost,” I’m taking a closer examination of my own needs, ethics and values with respect to fashion. Continue reading The True Cost of Fashion Gluttony
I had the recent pleasure of being interviewed for Modern Renaissance Man, an up-and-coming Seattle-based style blog focusing on accessories. They posed some very interesting questions, giving me a free soapbox from which to spout my perspective on suits, “fashion” vs. “style,” trends, dressing for your age, and affordability. Continue reading “An Interview on Modern Renaissance Man”
A new trailer for SPECTRE was released today. This movie is looking better with each teaser. Continue reading “New SPECTRE Trailer”
I’ve been away from the blog for a while, but I think I have a good reason. On June 21st, I decided to turn my life upside down again by adopting another puppy. Continue reading The New Girl in My Life