The Skylight Room

First Mrs. Parker would show you the double parlours. You would not dare to interrupt her description of their advantages and of the merits of the gentleman who had occupied them for eight years.

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Is it ever going to stop?

It was about to rain one afternoon. The sky was dark and the clouds were grey. A little boy wanted to go outside to play. He had been a good boy and stayed indoors the whole day. Therefore, he went out. But as soon as he got out, the rain started pouring. There was a heavy pour of rains.

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There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless

On one of the world’s largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of which is a county of New York State. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. (suite…)


Roads We Ride Anywhere

Back in the days when I use to race at the Marymoor Velodrome I had a rival know as « the worm ». Now I can’t even remember the guys real name but he belonged to the Rainbow Team.

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Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans

Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although only eight species of bears are extant, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern Hemisphere and partially in the Southern Hemisphere. (suite…)


It is not down in any map; true places never are

The orientation of a map is the relationship between the directions on the map and the corresponding compass directions in reality. The word « orient » is derived from Latin oriens, meaning East. (suite…)