Vodka and St. Germain with fresh squeezed grapefruit, champagne float, lemon twist
These words have been percolating in my head for months now but I didn’t have the courage to write and share them.
A riff on the old fashioned: Pechaud’s bitters, house-made cara cara syrup, Maker’s Mark, Bada Bing cherry, ice
Since my 2012 bicycle accident, I’ve been taking HD POV recordings of as much of my riding as possible. One of the first things I learned in criminal court is that the presumption of innocence is complete and total bullshit. You’re guilty from the moment you’re charged and innocence is a misdemeanor—if you’re lucky. Recording every ride is a way to PROVE my innocence, and even though no one should ever have to, this is how I cope given my experience with the criminal justice system.
FWIW, I don’t ride bikes much anymore, but I am doing maybe 50 miles/week on an electric skateboard, and I did an 11 mile loop today. I normally just discard the footage, but this evening I exported a 20x recap of my ride, which gives a sense of the breathtaking experience of skateboarding the southwest quadrant of San Francisco, including riding over the shoulder of Twin Peaks and a descent down Laguna Honda. Maybe soon I’ll post my northwest loop, which is even more beautiful.
TIL: We have Aaron Burr (who I can only imagine as Leslie Odom Jr.) to thank for why filibustering exists.
You may well ask: “Why direct action? Why sit ins, marches and so forth? Isn’t negotiation a better path?” You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action.
Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it can no longer be ignored. —MLK