Buffalo Creek on Christmas Day

Yesterday and the day prior I drove a car (yup, it’s true…Buffalo Car Share). Two of my sisters live about 25 miles from me and this is the best way to get to them on a cold Christmas day. Anyhow, I used the opportunity to snap a few photos along the way. All of theContinue reading “Buffalo Creek on Christmas Day”


I’ve posted this Christmas prayer/mediation by Paramahansa Yogananda for the past few Christmases. I find it so beautiful that I thought I would post it again. But the difficult part, the nearly impossible part (at least for me), is living up to it…but it’s good, I think, to have something to aspire to. Merry Christmas.Continue reading “Christmas…”

Things That can be Carried on a Bike (#548 & #549)

#548…Crates and boxes of food on their way to a food pantry. #549…A Christmas Tree. Urban Simplicity.

Four Trees; One Photo

I came upon this while riding my bike the other night. It was frigid cold out; my fingers ached, but I thought this was beautiful. So a took a photo and thought I’d share. Click it for a slightly larger view. Urban Simplicity.

Merry Christmas!

Photo Credit: Filipe Dana I came across these two photos yesterday and they inspired me to post them for Christmas. The above photo is of the Christ Statue, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in front of a full moon. And the below image is of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama praying in front of anContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

O Tannenbaum (a view from my handlebars)

I saw these while riding on Delaware Avenue this evening, on a stretch that was once–about 100 years ago– called Millionaire’s Row  (now, the once stately mansions are all businesses). And it’s interesting in that while I don’t ride a bike on the sidewalk very often (pavements, to my EU friends) I do on thisContinue reading “O Tannenbaum (a view from my handlebars)”

Five Quotes from Jesus of Nazareth

This is another in the Five Quotes series on this blog, but I first have two preface the quotes with a couple comments. Firstly, I just wanted to say that I found the above photo at St. Francis Place. I chose the photo because I do believe that Jesus meditated (there are plenty of resourcesContinue reading “Five Quotes from Jesus of Nazareth”

Merry Christmas!

I know it’s a day early, and that not everyone in the world celebrates Christmas, but I thought I’d send out well wishes to all my fellow bloggers, bikers, cooks, and other misfit souls on this material plane in which we currently find ourselves. Merry Christmas and with hopes for a healthy and prosperous NewContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#381)

Eight cardboard boxes (I feel like I should have done a Twelve Things That Can be Carried on a Bike Before Christmas series…maybe next year). Urban Simplicity.

It’s That Time of Year…

It’s that time of year again…when the stores and media bombards us with adverts attempting to convince us that we have to buy stuff we don’t really need. Whatever your beliefs (or non-beliefs, for that matter), let’s usher in the holiday season (not the “shopping season) and celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice (or evenContinue reading “It’s That Time of Year…”

A Christmas Vow by Sri Yogananda

 Image found here. “I will prepare for the coming of the Omnipresent baby Christ by cleaning the cradle of my consciousness, now rusty with selfishness, indifference, and sense attachments; and by polishing it with deep, daily, divine meditation, introspection, and discrimination. I will remodel the cradle with the dazzling soul-qualities of brotherly love, humbleness, faith,Continue reading “A Christmas Vow by Sri Yogananda”