What I learned this week, May 9, 2014

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Why Myth Matters


Bicycle Lanes on the Jefferson Viaduct from Oak Cliff into downtown, Dallas.

Bicycle Lanes on the Jefferson Viaduct from Oak Cliff into downtown, Dallas.

Welcome to BikeableDallas.com, the City of Dallas blog about all things bicycle-related!

Dallas has a new bicycle coordinator who’s very eager to roll out the bike plan (from 2011)

Bike Texas group on the bridge, with the Dallas skyline in the background. (click for full size version on Flickr)

Bike Texas group on the bridge, with the Dallas skyline in the background.

Bike tour group in front of the Belmont Hotel murals. (click to enlarge)

Bike tour group in front of the Belmont Hotel murals.
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Dallashenge from the triple underpass in Dealey Plaza.

Dallashenge from the triple underpass in Dealey Plaza.

I have always been interested in places that are aligned with the rising and setting sun at certain times of the years – such as Dallashenge. Here’s one I didn’t know about.

The Secret of the Lincoln Memorial’s Equinox Sunrises…

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Dallashenge


Reflecting Pool, Arts District, Dallas, Texas (Click To Enlarge)

Reflecting Pool, Arts District, Dallas, Texas

10 best city art districts around the USA


This Japanese Girl Is Learning English By Writing Short Stories About Popular Memes


Who knew? Laser tag was invented in Dallas

I remember when Photon opened (1984) in a little industrial park on Northwest Highway at Shiloh – it was an amazing thing, given the technology of the day. The playing field was cool – darkened structures, fog machines, custom music. We used to get groups to go play – it was a blast. We would go play a few games then come back to my place and sit in the hot tub. I gave up on it when some obsessed kids became so skilled from playing every day it ruined the experience for everybody else.


I bought some of these - the broccoli and asparagus in the lower right.

I bought some of these – the broccoli and asparagus in the lower right.

Editorial: Farmers Market privatization looking like a win for city

One vendor features tomatoes. The back of his slot is filled with pallets of tomatoes. Lots and lots of tomatoes.

One vendor features tomatoes. The back of his slot is filled with pallets of tomatoes. Lots and lots of tomatoes.


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The hidden beauty of flowers: Microscopic images reveal the alien landscapes to be found on petals, pollen grains and leaves

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One response to “What I learned this week, May 9, 2014

  1. Hey Bill,
    If you don’t mind, email me your contact info or follow me on twitter. I’ve been thinking about taking up backpacking and maybe a trip to Big Bend. Wanted to see if you are interested.
    Take care, Gary

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