Archive for July, 2009

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

This post has nothing to do with Michael Jackson, I just thought the title was appropriate.

But I will say this about MJ: the dude could dance. He had more talent in his big toe than I will ever have. Actually, the title of this post refers to the fact that It is tough letting go of this blog. I am having withdrawl symptoms. Every week I feel the need to post something. So maybe I will. The blog gives me a forum for ranting and complaining about everything that bothers me, which is a lot these days.

For example, you remember my post last July about the Uygers of Xinjiang province in China? Well as you may have seen on the news, the fighting has intensified. It’s funny how you suddenly become more interested in a place once you have been there.

Here is the link to that post:

http://kevinkoski.com/blog/?p=735

Here is an article of the conflict happening there now. I think you know who’s side I am on.

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090708/ap_on_re_as/as_china_protest

 

Now for something completely different:

My sister Katrina made a video on her Mac of her visit to see me in Cairo last December. After some difficulty I managed to compress the file and upload it to my web site for your enoyment. It is 94MB so it takes a few minutes to load but it’s entertaining and worth 30 minutes of your life to watch. So, enjoy!

Link to Katrina’s video. It seems to only run in real player. I am working on the technology. Does anyone know how to make it work?:

http://www.kevinkoski.com/Travel/Cairo/Cairo.html

If you still want a cycling fix here are a couple blogs of other cyclists. This first one is about a women who will soon cycle from England to South Africa. She will start her trip in a couple weeks.

http://takeonafrica.com/updates/getting-organised-getting-excited/

This one is from a couple who are biking around the world. They have cycled 56,000 km already and are now in the USA.

http://worldbiking.info/updates/update39_cycling_USA_southern_states.html

By the way, my cousin Ben Kilpela has finally started blogging again and in fact has written a book, a comic novel about growing up on a ferry boat. It is entitled The Skunk Island Ferry.

You can read an excerpt and see his blog here: http://copperharbor.blogspot.com/