“Beef and cheese are the most important ingredients… But really, cheese.”

Originally posted on Longreads:
The U.S.’s reputation in the world might be in a state of… flux, let’s say. But there’s one thing we can still boast about: the 1.3 billion pounds of surplus cheese we have in cold storage. In Bloomberg Businessweek, Clint Rainey introduces us to government-sponsored Dairy Management Inc., which is charged… Continue reading “Beef and cheese are the most important ingredients… But really, cheese.”

When life gives you hospital beds, find your inner balconies

Originally posted on verseherder:
Today, I saw a Black Kite skirting past the opaque moon against a teal-blue evening sky. It was a refreshing change of scenery. Considering I had been bed-ridden since February. About two weeks ago, my spinal chord was operated upon. The disc bulge in my lower vertebrae had become worse. There was… Continue reading When life gives you hospital beds, find your inner balconies

An Ode to the High Road; a reflection on Haute Route Alpe D’Huez

Originally posted on THE MOUNTAIN MUTTON:
Haute Route, famed for their brutal seven day stage races / sportives, launched their new concept three day events this year, and I rode the first in the calendar – the Haute Route Alpe D’Huez. OC Sport nailed the route. It perfectly caputured all the different facets of the… Continue reading An Ode to the High Road; a reflection on Haute Route Alpe D’Huez

Architecture and Religious Bias: A California Case Study

Originally posted on Longreads:
In the green hills east of San Francisco, a group of peaceful Sufis proposed a gigantic sanctuary in the town of Saranap. Many Saranap homeowners resisted, claiming their semi-rural, unincorporated village of native oaks was being taken from them, blemished, they said, by a bubble-looking building straight from the Buckminster Fuller playbook, if… Continue reading Architecture and Religious Bias: A California Case Study