BEFORE AND AFTER: June 21

The Title of This Piece Is “Father’s Day Daisy Daze.”

I’m still hanging in there, but the ideas are fading fast. I am filled with dread that I might have to fall back on what I’ve previously said would be my last resort. That’s right — pictures of G-2.

Today, however, things fell into place nicely. The ditches along local highways are filled with clover, white flowering weeds, the gray puffy stuff you can blow off dandelion stems, and blooming yellow things. Also, DAISIES.



Roadside daisies surrounded by blooming yellow things.


. . . she loves me . . . she loves me not . . . she loves me . . . she loves me not . . . [the tension is mounting] she loves me . . . she loves me not . . .


July 27, 2019: The Feeshko loved me back when I conducted this scientific experiment near Tiger, Washington. (That’s right, a little intersection of a town named Tiger.) I’m hoping to see the same result today.


June 21: 2020: She STILL loves me!


When I got home, The Feeshko verified the result of my test, but only after I asked. I showed her the daisy I brought home so she could conduct her own test to see if I love her. (Of course, I already knew what the result would be.) She declined to do the test right away and, instead, asked me to put the daisy in a little vase filled with water.

I placed it on the kitchen windowsill so she wouldn’t forget.


Hi. My name is Greg and I ride my bike a lot. That is to say, I ride my bike almost every day. I go on long rides and short rides. Sunny rides, cloudy rides, and rainy rides. I like commuting, errand-running, day-tripping, overnighting, and touring on my bike. I ride on city streets, highways, gravel, single track, and snow with equal enthusiasm. Sometimes I ride fast and sometimes I ride slow. I try to keep my feet on the pedals at stop lights and I do not dismount when I hop up on a curb. I have a roadie bike, a mountain bike and a touring bike. I try to accept any challenge a bike ride can throw at me without complaint. But I don't like bugs.

4 response to "BEFORE AND AFTER: June 21"

  1. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: June 21, 2020

    Well, I you keep knocking them out of the park, so I think you will make it just fine, G-2 or not.
    Nice to recall your tours/journals too.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: June 22, 2020

    Ah yes. True love lasts past the first tiptoeing through the daisies right up to the most current tiptoe. Good to bring one of those daisies home too.

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