Bike Fever: Riding the Green Wave to Work in Copenhagen

The Green Wave in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. I brought no car to London but soon bought a bike. I’ve found the riding here to be wonderful, exhilarating, and — notwithstanding a few wooooooops-OTHER-side-of-the-road braincramp scares — safer-feeling than my last extensive urban riding, years ago, in Houston. Why? These London drivers, though generally […]

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London Calling: I’m off to the UK for a year or two

As I’m packing to move there for a year or two, I was pleased to find, at the splendid site ” Samuel Johnson Soundbites ,” that it bears even more fully on my own move when given in context: Boswell and Johnson were discussing whether or not Boswell’s affection for London would wear thin should he choose to live there, as opposed to the zest he felt on his occasional visits.

…In any case, my posts over the next few weeks may be light, or lean towards reposts, as I finish off some things here (stories, packing) and get my family and myself properly situated in London, where we’ve been lucky to find a nice spot to live up near Hampstead Heath, where if need be I can try Oliver Sacks’ cure for writers’ block: a swim in that splendid park’s pond.

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London’s twitterscape, with contour lines and everything

As he notes below, other cities are available as well. a map of london’s twittering classes Via Strange Maps comes this creative visualisation of London’s Twitter traffic, with different regions re-named to reflect the amount of Twitter activity. … [NB from DD: I’l be up there around Hampstead Side — though with luck will rent an office somewhere near the high ground.]

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