Thursday, September 27, 2007

great evening sails

The last few evenings have seen strong breezes, and with my WindScooter alit for night-time sailing, there were some fantastic rides.

Greetings went out to the CityYear crowd who had gathered for a ceremony at Trinity Church. Also, fine music, 60’s folk and acoustic, was heard by Coco & Lafe. Thanks for the tunes.

This weekend, Scooterdude will be making appearances at the AltWheels festival at City Hall Plaza, and at the Beantown Jazz Festival. See you all there!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Rev. Scooterdude's First Sermon

A Fine Day for Dudeism

The Ceremonial Procession of ‘Dude-ication’ wound around the Square, to the Processional music of Mickey Hart - A Suitable Fanfare’.
P. Brooks officiated and blessed the new can-dude-ates. His Convocation, “Dude-ism in the Nineteenth Century!” inspired us all, and gave us renewed vision as to how big a ‘little town’ can truly be.
There were also addresses by Patty and Maria with a more political tone, “What Do You Think About the War?” It was a moment for some serious reflection, and then respectful acknowledgment.
But, finally, there was a joyous display of ‘Wings of Inspiration’ Scooter-Sailing to close the celebrations.

On the Esplanade, there’s fine cookin’, both of the eatin’ and the guitarin’ kinds, a real gala atmosphere. And, for two days!

(Hope y’all sit and groove with the music, or git up and move-your-Groove!)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rev. Scooterdude

I am pleased to announce that today I was ordained into the Church of Dudeism ( and I am now officially a Dudeist priest. I'm grateful to all
who supported me in this long process, through aspirancy, postulancy, and finally ordination. I hope I can serve you all to the best I am able and can continue my work, service, and ministry to the advancement and benefit of global peace, prosperity, and benevolent Dudeism.

Night Ride

With the sunset ever earlier, I must make my scoot-ride more in the twilight.
But, no problem.
This is when I get to ‘light up’ the scooter. I placed the three bicycle-lights on the mast and I was ready for
the night-ride!
(Soon, K2-scoot will be fully decked out in lights and colors starting with Halloween and running to the First Night Parade on New Year’s Eve)

Many thanks to John and Coni for their good words for Scooterdude. It was great seeing you guys and thanks for your welcome advice.
Hey, Peter,
keep up the good ride on your scooter, and practice that balancing too!

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Lively and Eventful Weekend

Scooterdude attended a wonderful wedding on Saturday and enjoyed seeing old friends as well as making new ones. "Hi!" goes out to Brendan! Kathleen, Susan, Kim, Bernadette, Barbara and so many others, but especially to Claudia and Steven! Congratulations!
A great time.

Then, on Sunday, Scooterdude was glad to join everyone who walked for the Jimmy Fund. Huge red and blue balloons floated above the plaza, as great music echoed across the streets. Busloads of smiling faces, though perhaps worn and fatigued, lined Stuart and Kneeland and Boylston Streets. All the kids, all the families, all the participants contributed not only to a great cause but to a spirit of community and neighborhood strength and support! My helmet is off in respect and honor to you guys! You're awesome!

I hope you all collected a worthwhile amount for the research and the care and that you enjoyed my antics and wind-frolic in support of your effort!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Activity in the Square

Although it’s a wet day for it all, there are several events and activities occurring in the Square today.
Check ‘em out:

The Boston Globe Children’s Book Festival:

And, also for all us kids, at the Boston Public Library: Curious George Day

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Beautiful Sunset 'Sail'

Although there was only a moderate wind (between 5 and 15 mph), Scooterdude enjoyed a smooth glide.
Thanks to a few errands that required his attention after work, he found himself in his favorite territory and among his favorite people.
What a beautiful space by the Christian Science Center, the open reflecting pool and circle-fountain! Every smile from a stranger, a child in a stroller, or a group of tourists passing by, is an especially potent elixir for this world-weary scooter-wanderer. Each glance and giggle is a suitable and welcome tip-payment for the performance.
Thanks, all of you!
Thanks, my friends!

As some of you are already aware, Scooterdude begins every scooter-engagement with a dedication at the Phillips Brooks monument, a quiet moment of reflection, self-collection, and respect. But furthermore, this
moment of devotion inevitably continues into the ‘ride’, where it is translated into an exercise in physical-spirtuality. This is to say, his moment of meditation becomes the very practice of the scooting. It all becomes something so wonderfully transcendent for him. Art and Spiritual Practice have become the regimen developed from out of this simple and creative sport.

He thinks to himself, “I know what this is, this Practice. It’s ‘Hyper-Prayer’!”

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Windy city

from the 2007 Archives

Boston Marathon 2007

yes, he was out there, in the cold wind and rain! Scooterdude shared the great event, and even caught the laughter of some exhausted runners.
Best of all were the families, as one youngster came up with a term that'll stick...
"Hey! Look at that! Look, a Wind-Scooter!"

I shouted back, "That's great. Can I use that? That's perfect! 'Wind-Scooter'!"

"Sure" he said.

So, on this date, in Boston, during the close of the Boston Marathon 2007, the term, 'Wind-Scooter' acquired new meaning and an innovation.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Another Spectacular Evening for Sailing

While film-crews were setting up, lighting over the streets near Park Sq., and IFC and the Comcast people were supplying a wonderful night under the stars for the community to watch on the big out-door screen ‘Napoleon Dynamite’, Scooterdude breezed out and about, up and down the streets, wind-sweeping, scooter-racing,...
“Hey Hey! Hiya!” he waved to the smiling officers!

some notes of appreciation

special thanks go to:
- Big Daddy Hot Dogs( I always appreciate seeing Doug at the fountain, and
adding to the festive atmosphere. Be sure to stop by and say, “Hi!” and have some good snack!
-to Dave and Helen at their market-stand, always a happy greeting ( and great soaps and herbal items)
-to Jim, at Hill, Holliday. What a wonderful gift of pictures and memories! It always touches me that people can be so creative in their generous gestures!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Change in the Air

Alas, the changes!

I've been assigned a new employment location (yes, I have a day job).
This means for the near future that my appearances in the Square will be limited
to evenings when possible (preferably windy!) and weekends.

I'm hoping to maintain contact, whether on-line or occasional visits, with all of you my friends. Please keep in touch.