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San Luis Obispo was featured on Yahoo News on Thanksgiving…  in a report on the new book on Happiness…” Thrive” I spoke about in an earlier post.  We’ve been getting quite a bit of PR from this book actually.

So the other day I was riding my bike up Monterey St…. and a happy couple came out of  the“Petit Soleil” Bed and Breakfast… smiling like people in the “male enhancement” ads on TV.  (John… the owner of Petit Soleil was interviewed in Thrive… and his business was talked about.)  So here are these two smiling tourists… on Saturday morning… having probably just read Thrive and driven here from elsewhere the night before… on a happiness exploration mission no doubt… having had a scone and a few cups of  great coffee at the nicest B and B in town (I know about the coffee because my buddy Randy’s office used to be right behind Petit Soleil and we would go over and weasel free cups)… anyway… here are these two tourists… holding hands and smiling ridiculously as they walk down the sidewalk past the coin shop and the place that used to sell bean-bag chairs… Gleeful in that they are in the happiest place in America…

I approach them from the other direction… quietly in my head thinking: ” Uh oh…here come the  happiness tourists”

So I smiled back at them… and waved and said good morning in an overly enthusiastic Stepford Wives manner…

Which was received quite well actually…. They must have thought I was a very nice fellow.

And then a couple of seconds later a college kid in an amazingly loud diesel dual cab Dodge pickup… cut me off at the corner…

Karma!

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This Streetfilms video makes a great case for physically separated Bike Lanes.

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Warning… random ego driven post.

Sneaker Freaker Magazine recently interviewed me on my duties as Director of Design for Vision Street Wear (VSW)… back in the late 80’s.  We were the first company to design and manufacture clothing for skateboarders.  Prior to VSW… skaters mostly just looked like surfers.  Today… 25 years later… skate style is well known.

Here is a link to a large PDF of the story they wrote up on the history of Vision.

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Dr. Matt Ritter… a professor at our local university… and my good buddy… sent me this really clear presentation on the state of education in the world… very clear idea on what we as humans should be focussing on with respect to education.

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wow… check out this video I found on YouTube!  I’m loving all the various types of bikes… and the old cars… circa mid 1950’s.  notice all the groovy homemade trailers… the cargo bikes etc.

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I found this link on www.copenhagenize.com this am…  SO COOL!  These kids formed their own bike club… and as a group they ride to school even though the city where they live has no infrastructure for bikes.  I imagine that over time… movements like this will convince the powers that be to include more pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.  Notice how the teenagers are saying… why buy a car?!

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