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It's fun to Sin!

"Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization. "

-- Marquis de Sade

A Scurvy Bum

Here's somebody who has the balls (or wit) to tell it like it is. Photo by Brie, in times square.

Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Parental Discresion Advised

Before we get into it, let me say the title this section is meant to be tongue in cheek. I don't really believe in an objective concept of Sin. Basically I'm a libertine, believing that you have sovereignity over your own body and mind, and are entitled to do with them what you will providing you don't infringe on another's freedom to do the same. That includes any mutually agreeable (aka consensual) activities with another sovereign being with the same caveat about not restricting anyone else's thing.

That being said, these are the sorts of things that tend to get people into trouble. That's why most societies at one point or another try to crack down and control them. However, I think that's a bunch of crap and tend to take issue with such regulations. Ultimately, it is the individual who is responsible for his/her behavior, and the individual should be given free range to take that responsibility.

Besides, this is the fun of reading biography: the salacious details. Enough Yappin', get to the juicy stuff! Here are my 7 deadly sins in order that I tend to succumb.

  1. Food (gluttony)
  2. Sex (lust)
  3. Drugs (sloth/gluttony)
  4. Hubris (pride)
  5. Money (greed)
  6. Violence (wrath)
  7. Envy (envy)

In the future I'll link all these out so you can surf around my morally squalid existence, you perv.

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Trips

Trips in Space and Time 8/02/03

Big Wheels in Berkeley
I scored a set of west-coast wheels today at the Ashby BART station flea market. It's a very tall schwinn road bike, black, deceptively heavy but smooth-riding. Thirty-five dollars to boot. I oiled and cleaned the works, dialed in the bakes and took it out for a shake-down cruise immediately. Nice riding on a beautiful saturday, realizing how out of shape I am as I wheezed my way though the hilly area behind the Berkeley campus.

After about an hour I started to get the swing of it. Made some minor mechanical adjustments (including a free wheel truing at the bike collective on Shattuck), drank a few liters of water and started finding my groove, cruising up and around and ending up with a beautiful view of the whole bay. The roads here are not kind to the speed inclined -- too many stop signs and crosswalks and lights -- but it was good to get out and proj for a while. This changes my summer dramatically.

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