Using the mileposts in the Capitol Hill LINK tunnel
i mapped landmarks on the surface.
During the pandemic i've walked some interesting shapes and i've covered the seven neighborhoods of Capitol Hill with only a few blocks remaining.
(updated Dec 12 2020)
This is a work in progress.
I finally walked the
Solar System
...at one million miles per step!
Tracking the sunset behind the
Olympic Peaks.

Despite the biggest voter turnout for a
Presidential Election, in 120 years
a third of the electorate still didn't vote!?!
I accidently made a stunning graph of the date and time of Solstice.

2014 through 2019
Total Solar Eclipse!

Slideshow of my magnificent week in the eastern Oregon desert.
I built an NWSL statistical database.

I frequently post infographics.

Time and distance recorded using
different modes
(updated Nov 2019)
I build
Data Structures
in FilemakerPro
Radio alphabetic phonetics
by syllable

For 30 years i wore a meaningful T-shirt daily. In 2002 i switched to plain shirts, but i wanted to do something interesting with my large collection that meant so much to me.

quilt plans

T-shirt quilts side by side

With help from my friend Lori, i made a quilt! Actually two. I use them daily. One image is the plans, the other is the finished quilts.
I host a site built by
my brother,
for my father.

Canizaro Art
© 1962-2013
I built & host a database to manage a private art collection. login required. (2014-2020)
Hauling more things:
folding bike,
big grocery run
(updated 2017)
45 years later!

When this bizarre merger was proposed i immediately sent them this missive.
Does LAB belong in Bikes Belong?
They cancelled the merger.
I'm sure lots of people responded,
but i like to think i made a difference.

time in each state
Flying Sails is a wonderful piece of art. It helped me
to a greater understanding of perfectionism.
Seattle Henge Missions to
We're all related. The number of possible ancestors in each generation doubles each step back in time. Shockingly you only have to go back to the 1200s before your ancestors in that generation alone exceed the number of humans who've ever lived.

1984 nations

1990 nations

1994 nations

2000 nations

2007 nations

2008 nations

want to go back
Periods with NO HUMANS in Space

Portion of year with humans in space.
I built & host a database to manage
HAM radio volunteering.
Login required

1984 route

1990 route

1994 route

2000 route

2007 route

2008 route

My Eclipses

(updated 2017)

Interesting and pretty daily mileage bar graphs:





days in state by year Throughout 2011 i rode with a GPS, these maps show all the streets i rode: statewide, citywide, central Seattle,
my neighborhood.
120 mostly timeless essays
mostly about bicycling,
but also transit, Seattle Reign, Brexit & more.
After the fun, collectable State quarters, the US Mint started a 10 year program of National Parks quarters, one for each state.
This graph
shows the number minted for each state and (in purple) the ones i have.
(updated Nov 2019)

Seattle's Steepest Streets Slip Up
The city removed the inaccurate page after the 3rd time i sent this.

states by time spent

(updated 2019)

miles per decade
Lifetime trend

train vs bicycle

(updated Nov 2019)
Mitch Benn
loves the BBC.
So do i.
Someone asked how many monkeys there are in the world.
I decided to find out.
Euro and Euro cent coins

have imagery from the nation of minting on the reverse. My collection is almost complete, please help me finish it!
Images or Cheat sheet.
(updated 2015)
I greatly anticipated the date that my time spent in Washington exceeded that spent in Missishitti.
That happened March 10, 2010!

portion of life in states lived
I was trying to learn more about tide cycles, but mostly what i came up with is beautiful
Tide Graph Art.

Interestingly, a few months before The Tipping Point, i surpassed a fun TRIPLE point.

Triple Point

Europe trips by nation & day of year

Fluxx keeper values
I host a site for a riding buddy.

Kent Peterson's
Randonneuring Pages
(1998 - 2005)

I created a bicycle law reference for the Bicycle Alliance.

Washington State Bike Laws

City of Seattle Bike Laws
Washington State Pedestrian Laws
The European nation of Georgia is in the news, so i compared the size to Washington State. number of border crossings annually Area of German Länder vs US States: superimposed
and closest match.


oil priced in gold

scale is barrels of oil per ounce of gold, to remove currency fluctuations
(updated Oct 2019)
Harry Potter
book statistics
An Earthquake is Coming! (Aug 2011)
...and it starts early!

Slow Quakes
(updated Oct 2019)
Hauling things:
mattress, banana tree,
lumber, large mailing,
framed art, another bike!
(updated 2009)
People are often confused by radio power radiation.
I made this device chart to clarify.
(updated 2015)

41% of national currencies are actually named for the country itself,
  5% are named after animals and
51% are called gold, silver or just coin.

I analyzed a list of over 1,000 currency names for the meanings of the words.
What can we learn about current politics from a graph of
350 years of inflation?
Washington State and Oregon superimposed
on New England
with correct latitudes
Radio show

(updated 2012)
The Earth wobbles. We're tilted 23.5° and that tilt is the reason we have seasons. And it's the reason the pole star changes, because the axis precesses like a top, slowly rotating over 24,000 years. And that turning creates the The Great Year which is real, but some people foolishly use it to predict your fortune.

Panelist Statistics for the radio show Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
(updated 2010)
some of my

favorite albums

(updated 2017)

car bike deficit

(updated Aug 2019)

ridden in 12 months

(updated Nov 2019)
My train database

annual totals

(updated Aug 2019)
C O o
(updated Oct 2019)
Mark was an unpopular name until after WWII when an actor named his son Mark.
It grew in popularity into the top 10.

I was named at the height of it's popularity.
Now it has dropped into obscurity again.
Meet the new Pope, same as the old pope. In May i heard another news story on NPR that repeated the silly urban legend that world population is going to naturally level off and stabilize at 9 billion by itself.
Simple math suggests that is unlikely. The population would have to do this, which is hard to imagine, but the rate of growth would have to do this, which is impossible without a horrific catastrophe.

Fascinating graphic charts of
the political landscape.

I created a basic guide for using the
Yaseu VX5
handheld tri-band Ham Radio.

family heritage map

a graphic family tree
The project to buy a bicycle kayak trailer.

Got one!

2001, 2002 & 2003
Some brief observations on
area & density
of the western US.
A few Salish names of Washington places annual miles bar graphs

by year

by bike
(updated 2019)
I was actually featured in
Bicycling Magazine.

1999 & 2000
An Amazing Human Powered Vehicle
The Spirit of Muckle Flugga!
(updated 2005)
I spent 14 months traveling in Europe.

  1. full itinerary and some travelogues.
  2. This timeweighted, slug trail map.
  3. early travelogues formatted by Amber
  4. A pretty blog to extend the stories
  5. A year traveling cost only $1,000!
    (Aug 1999 - Sep 2000)
Euro vs Dollar:

I reached:
15 US states in 1965
25 states in 1973
35 states in 1978
45 states in 1992
48 states in 1998
and 49 in 2000
Thoughts on the much anticipated Red Dwarf
Series Seven.
Why to backup A few
Ham Radio
Including licensing.

(updated 2019)

1995, 1996 & 1997
I created some popular info pages about car-free travel in Seattle and western Washington.
(updated 2005)
In September 1995 Missishitti fell below 50% of my life:

50% of life

(updated 2011)
Comparisons of the size (area) of the
city of Seattle.

A brief history of Sicily.
Some misc. useful Geography statistics downloadable
data tables
Sunset times
I did extensive research on microfilm at the library to learn about Lake Washington and the ill-fated
Black River.
I work at Pacific Science Center and we invented an addictive game in the break room; we call it
Speed Scrabble.

1991 through 1994


Church of Baseball
All Star Trek: The Next Generation
episodes, ranked.
The correct order of right of way on city streets All Red Dwarf episodes, rated. milkshakes

And why they are
the ultimate
cycling food
counties in
(updated 2019)

backpacking expedition
Aug 1992

121 miles, 28 days

Chickaloon Pass

days 3 to 6

1986 through 1990
Statistics That Shape Our Life
My Ethnic breakdown
17 Reasons to

1982 through 1985

states in

nations in

(updated Oct 2019)
The plug i made for an overnight radio show i did
at WAMH, Amherst College Radio.

Testing 1-2-3

1970 through 1981

Dead Car Artwork
I have a 40 year database of every bedtime and every wake up time
monthly ave bedtime

and amount slept
(updated 2019)
I wrote an extensive history of legendary rock radio station WZZQ.
Includes audio of the last set!!

(updated 2009)