November Orange

November Orange

So excited to report that I took my first scooter ride today since October 14, almost 1 month later! Thanks to Urban Moto and Genuine, who shipped it. And to Scoot Richmond and Valerie, who stumbled upon a solution to get Audre home from Richmond, VA. She was dropped off at the front door thanks to Valerie, a wonderful local scooterist. This was my first day off, so we cruised around a little bit. She was shy to start, but woke up quickly after a few minutes on the road. Oh my, it was a good ride, although we didn’t cross any state lines. I did catch myself going 50 through the neighborhood and reluctantly leaned off the throttle. Happy to report that she sounds great and is performing well-even though she hasn’t appreciated the neglect! This weekend I plan on adventuring around the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a big smile and need for speed-I’m happy to say Audre is home!


I’m going through my music, putting together a playlist for Jessica and Steven’s wedding, which I’m a Djing. It’s a time consuming, albeit FUN and nostalgic process. My music collection is deeply intertwined with my adventures, a thread into the Labyrinth of memories that I am sorting through these days. A lot of my music is also anonymous, simply labeled Track 01, Track 02-you get it. Anyhow, I also just finished reading Into the Wild, a non fiction account of Chris Mcandless travels around the country and into Alaska; an ultimate spiritual journey that resonates very deeply with me. The lyrics for this Air song, Universal Traveler, just heightened the moment so take a moment to share this moment with me.

“Universal Traveler”

I know so many places in the world
I follow the sun in my silver plane
Universal traveler

If you have a look
Outside on the sea
Everything is white
It’s so wonderful
Universal traveler

So far, so far
So far away

I met so many
People in my life
I’ve got many friends
Who can care for me
Universal traveler

Just feel everywhere at home
Is a brand new day
Let’s go somewhere else
Universal Traveler

So far, so far
So far away

Like, Oh my god

I came across this “quote” while reading a blog on the NY Times about Colbert’s standing in the national Presidential poll results. This is a comment left by a reader:

“Anything to avoid serious, adversarial journalism, which is so twentieth century.”
— Posted by Mason

NO doubt!

I had just been thinking that very same thing while perusing online articles. I was critiquing them for 1) content 2) objectivity and 3) vernacular. One particular blogspot article that bothered me was discussing a case where a prostitute was raped, by three men. The judge’s verdict was that “it was a theft of services” not a “rape.” Truly an outrage, yes. Also perplexing was the language that this blogger used when discussing the case. Here is an excerpt:

“Seriously. The implication of the decision is that prostitutes are offered less protection under the law than other women. We’re relieved to see that the bar association is on the case.”

Seriously? Like, fer sure, I am soooo glad that we can take this seriously now. The bar association is ALL over that case. And who is the “we,” she speaks of in “we are relieved?”

There is todays rant-the media is a never ending source of irritation for me. I just want my friends, family, and future children to know how to dissect this shoddy, corporate sponsored, bias news oligarchy, or olicorpocracy, if you will.  When something like 6 companies own ALL our media outlets, we will NOT get articulate, provoking, investigative journalism. Who needs a nation, of like, totally thinking people, when everything can just be a JOKE.  DUDE, I might be bad with my commas, but I try to be objective and concise-and I’m not paid for any of the stuff I write.

When concentration of media ownership occurs, the public suffers in numerous ways. The obvious being less diversity of opinion and voice, but also caliber of voice that is presented.

Peace OUT! (out of the Closet like Dumbeldore)