Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Reflective bicycle helmet cover for winter riding

Cynthia M. Parkhill in bright-green bicycle helmet cover, reflective vest, white-clear plastic rain jacket over black jacket and blue vest.
A Jandd waterproof bicycle helmet cover, an early Christmas gift from Jonathan, had me set for an afternoon ride during a winter rainstorm.

With its yellow-green color and reflective strips in both the front and back, the helmet cover really boosts my visibility.

And with plastic rain jacket, pants, reflective vest and waterproof boots, my riding gear is every bit as comprehensive as cold, wet weather dictates.

Non-cyclists routinely volunteer to me that it’s too cold or too wet to ride, but perhaps what they really mean is that it’s too cold or too wet for them.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

‘Crunch’ by Leslie Connor

I subscribe to various email lists related to library services to children, and in response to requests for recommendations on two very different topics, one book immediately came to mind.

I posted a review of Crunch by Leslie Connor (Katherine Tegan Books, 2010) in December 2013.

More recently, I recommended the book across one of the listservs I subscribe to. My recommendation was in response to a request for books with an environmental theme.

Set in present-day, Crunch depicts what happens when gasoline supplies abruptly disappear.