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My Wobbly Bicycle, 164

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Archive | 7 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 164

I was playing around with Google Earth, zooming in on the street I lived on many years ago in Arkansas (so changed!)  Then I picked my current Traverse City address and watched the pointer take off into the sky like a little red rocket, Arkansas grow tiny and distant, and I land, breathless, among the spires of the Commons, where we live. It’s dizzying. You land and fly, the earth rotates at your whim.   I get on a plane in a lull between snowstorms, wait on the runway while the de-icer circles and circles for what seems like 45 minutes, then several hours later I land in Cancun. It...

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