Glenn Kubish

My blog comes from where I've spent some time: Athens, Jerusalem, north end Edmonton.

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+12°C on the Oliverbahn
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+12°C on the Oliverbahn
Pedalling the Oliverbahn* on a day the temperature reached +12°C in Edmonton (two weeks after the temperature anchored down at -25°C  in Edmonton) means you can expect to encounter some different clothing decisions.Do you cover your ears? This guy did. Vintage ear muffs, to boot.Jackets zipp...
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Some notes on Sibelius last night
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Some notes on Sibelius last night
My chest muscles were a bit sore this morning. It's the kind of discomfort that makes you go back and conduct a mental inventory of anything done different the day before to have pulled things out of shape. I did go for a good bike ride in the snow yesterday. Nothing out of the ordinary there. At...
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Cranes
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Cranes
I stop for cranes.In my defence, so does Knausgaard:There were few things I found more beautiful than cranes, the skeletal nature of their construction, the steel wires running along the top and bottom of the protruding arm, the enormous hook, the way heavy objects dangled when being slowly trans...
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The sun this morning
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The sun this morning
I was a bit late for the 8:15 am team meeting this morning. I blame the sun.I was quite on time as I pedalled across the 142 St bridge over the MacKinnon Ravine Bridge, the bars of which, as you can see, were painted with faint brushstrokes of delicate pink. Off and above to the right, the sun ap...
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We winter together, illustrated
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We winter together, illustrated
At the Winter Bike Congress in Calgary earlier this month, I said, in a convoluted manner that took six minutes and 40 seconds... I said, in 20 slides some of which were painful to relive, some nostalgic...I said, in words I tried to get right for the one shot I had in front of some of the very p...
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Strangers moving by
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Strangers moving by
There is a refrain among city bicycle riders you will recognize. One of the marvels of bicycle riding, it goes, is the openness of the vehicle itself, the windshieldlessness of the vehicle itself that encourages and reminds the rider to connect with strangers and places that are right there. Righ...
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We winter together. (Or, thanks)
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We winter together. (Or, thanks)
At the Winter Bike Congress in Calgary earlier this month, I said, in a kind of convoluted manner that took six minutes and 40 seconds to spit out...I said, in 20 slides, some of which were painful to relive, some nostalgic...I said, in words I tried to get right in the one shot I had in front of...
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Radio Days
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Radio Days
The bicycle rider moves along the circuitry of the city like a glowing radio dial.I picture the toaster-sized, countertop radios I grew up with. There was a round knob on the side. Turning it by hand would shuttle a red dial across the AM frequency numbers—55, 60, 70, 80 100, 120, 140 160—and thr...
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With The Weepies
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With The Weepies
We sat in the dark with a few hundred strangers and listened to The Weepies in a club in Chicago last Sunday. We were all so quiet. At first it felt strange sitting so still and listening so carefully. That room knew every note of Weepies music, but there was none of that I'm-gonna-clap-now-becau...
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Chicago 2018
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Chicago 2018
Our official Chicago 2018 video, starring Shelagh, featuring Santa, Hamilton, John Hancock, Chagall, Abts and others, with soundtrack purchased from The Weepies (and tickets too), has now been released:
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