Philosophy and Motorcycles

Philosophy and motorcycles are two of my favorite things in life. This blog will be bits of wisdom gleaned from a misspent youth and an adventurous dotage. People who like/love wisdom or motorcycles, classic or modern versions of either, are welcome to visit and comment.

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Location: Wisconsin, United States

I have been married to the same lovely woman for decades. We have one son, two cats, and live in rural Wisconsin, USA. I ride and rebuild motorcycles, and I am semi-retired. Favorite bikes are Yamaha XS650, FJ1200 and Ducati 900SS. My wife is a home care nurse. I am a Myers-Briggs INTP. She is ESFJ. Our son works at the Apple store in downtown SF and is teaching English as a second language in San Francisco, no grandchildren.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Having found the problems with the tail light of my '77 Yamaha XS650D I continue to fiddle with the charging system of my '73TX. I hope to have time to devote to it tomorrow. Electrical problems are my second most vexing trouble with motorcycles right after changing tires.

John Dean was on TV tonight talking about his book "Conservatives Withoug Conscience." He cited the work of Miliken from "Crimes of Obedience." I look forward to reading his book and if anyone out there has read it, and has an opinion, please write a post.

Weather is predicted to be ugly hot/humid the next couple days. Time to ride early and hang out in the shop or house afternoons.