More On The Shrinking Rural Midwest

Just thought I’d drop this NPR article about how inflation is one more thing causing people to leave the rural Midwest. Much of the rural Midwest has been losing population for a while now and EVERYTHING that’s going on is going to accelerate that trend. https://www.npr.org/2022/07/25/1112915507/inflation-rural-america-gas-prices-economy

Rural Iowa and Roe

There’re no shortage of studies and articles looking at Iowa’s declining rural population. 1 2 3 I’d like to point out that the recent SCOTUS decision and Iowa’s current policies towards abortion will work to continue this decline. The politicians claiming to be Saving Iowa and keeping conservatives in power with these polices are actuallyContinue reading “Rural Iowa and Roe”

Schofield Hall

That’s Schofield Hall on the University Of Wisconsin at Eau Claire campus hiding in the trees. It’s named for the first President of the University, Harvey Schofield. The building was designed by the architects Van Ryn & Degelleke. Built in 1914 it was the first building on the campus. Today Schofield Hall houses administrative offices.

That Doesn’t Happen Very Often

I was out running errands on my bike today and ended up walking the bike up a steep hill. That doesn’t happen very often and, at least in this case, it wasn’t a fitness thing. It was a I’m building up heat and can’t get rid of it thing. A “real feel” temperature of 97Continue reading “That Doesn’t Happen Very Often”

Saddle- Not Sore

Just a quick update. A couple posts back I mentioned I swapped saddle on my bikes taking a Brooks C-15 off my, rather upright, Surly Bridge Club, replacing that saddle with a wider C-17, and putting the C-15 on my road bike. I’ve gone on a few rides on both bikes with their new saddlesContinue reading “Saddle- Not Sore”

Quote Of The Week

“You go to nature for an experience of the sacred…to re-establish your contact with the core of things, where it’s really at, in order to enable you to come back to the world of people and operate more effectively. Seek ye first the kingdom of nature, that the kingdom of man might be realized.” WilliContinue reading “Quote Of The Week”