I am so extremely excited!! For the first time ever, Conduit Books & Ephemera has two new poetry books out in the world! 🤘 🙌 💀 💃 🕺 🦁 😻 💫
Now available at http://www.conduit.org/
The Last Note Becomes Its Listener by Jeffrey Morgan
Animul/Flame by Michelle Lewis
Streets.mn spring writers’ workshop is on April 6th in Saint Paul. You can learn about how it works, ask questions, meet other writers, eat some free food, and even start your own posts. Details in link, and I’m happy to answer questions!
In Saint Paul, the police say it’s legal to park in bike lanes, anytime, for any reason (according to SeeClickFix):
“After further view with the Saint Paul police department, in the city of Saint Paul it is not illegal to park in the bike lanes... vehicles may park in bike lane with no repercussions” (Screenshot of one such ticket attached, link: https://en.seeclickfix.com/issues/5558433-parking-violation-public-property )
Creative transit-style maps from Daniel Huffman featured on streets.mn today:
“I don’t think people are used to seeing and thinking about rivers this way — realizing their interconnectedness, their importance in the establishment of settlements, or the fact that they were humanity’s original transit networks.”
If anyone is interested in joining streetsmn as a writer, please do, we would love your input. I am happy to help facilitate or even edit/proofread!
more info here:
An excellent streets.mn post from @kyleislikekyle on bicycle safety!
"Safety for cyclists starts before you become a cyclist. The first step is positive, happy advocacy."
I did a "Chart of the Day" link/post on streets.mn about commuting time. So far the comments are awesome:
- "consider the opportunity cost, [not just dollars]"
- "ebike commuting is like being on vacation [vs a much shorter drive]"
- "I willingly go out of my way [while biking to work]"
a little something for @Jennybellium and all other science-doing friends
A new streetsmn author, James, writes about electric assist bikes! He’s super knowledgeable and passionate on the subject, so this post is worth a read.
An awesome alternative to audible for audiobooks: libro.fm, where you can choose which independent bookstore your purchase supports. I chose Subtext Books in downtown St. Paul.
This is a really lovely short little essay
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I took the bus to work and wrote an article about it!
tl;dr: it took me 2.5 hours overall and I bought some thread on the way home. It was nice.
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