Saturday, October 25, 2008


I tell skateboarders that they can sail and use the wind if they modify their clothing!


catch this!!!

.... a slow-motion variation on skydiving

A flock of wingsuiters (above) led by Jeff Nebelkopf journey back to earth after leaping out of a plane in Pepperell (below, right). (scotty burns/ (above); wiqan ang for the boston globe)

A Later Evening Encounter

I was pausing in my late ride beside the church, when a woman who was dressed warmly in a long coat with a white scarf encircling her eye-glasses and soft black face smiled at me.

“What is that you’re doing?” she asked me.

I explained about my scooter-sailing.

“Do you have a home? Do you need a place to stay?”

(It took me a while but “Oh my god,” I thought. “She thinks I’m homeless.”)

“Oh, that’s okay. I have a home.”

“Do you want something to eat. I have a sandwich. Maybe you’d like a sandwich.” she pointed to her bag.

“Oh, no thanks. I’m okay. But, you are so kind to ask me and to offer me. God bless you, my sister.” I smiled and went on.

I watched from a distance, but she proceeded to pass through the church’s colonnade where the homeless people were starting to bed themselves for the night, with several blankets and their belongings around them. She stopped at each one and bent down to speak and listen.

There, in the soft light surrounded by the darkened plaza, this angel of compassion was seeking out the poorest of the poor, the one most in need.

Through this tunnel of arches she continued to pass from one to another.

The carved saints along the upper facade of the church were lit, revealing their watchful gaze on everything below.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Music by Ned Landin

Meeting / Hearing Ned Landin

Enjoyed the sidewalk music and excellent performance by Ned. You can hear him
live at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston sometime, or go to:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Celebrating the Greenway

The Opening of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the new parkland curving around Boston’s waterfront where the Central Artery used to shadow, was celebrated with families, performance, booths with green gifts and music. children, pets, and,.....

a wind-scooter-guy, wearing both the Charles River Skatepark T-shirt and a “Powered by Wind” over-shirt.

Glad to meet so many new friends, and to enjoy the city’s vitality in a fresh, new and perfectly open urban space.

I’ll be enjoying this space in new ways and carry the spirit of the Scooter-glide of Copley Square here as well.

See you all there again.