Sanity Snippet: Biking & ‘Reading’–11/25-26/21

As of October 24, 2021, Sanity Snippets are snapshots of my daily life, those things I’m doing—such as reading, writing, biking, photographing, and gardening—to maintain sanity while living in the most regressive state imaginable. Alabama.

Richard L. Fricks

Yesterday, I made a seventeen mile round-trip on my bike to my mother-in-law’s for Thanksgiving lunch. This afternoon, I made a fifteen mile round-trip to the post office and learned I have the wrong type of gloves for such cold weather.

Tonight, my left side is hurting. Hopefully, the Bengay will help.

Here’s a seven-minute video from today’s ride. I know, I know. I need a better camera and mount.

Sardis football stadium to Bama Buck’s

While biking, I’m still listening to and enjoying The Hunger Games by Susan Collins.

Read the abstract, and if it suits your fancy, grab a copy and start reading or listening.

Abstract of The Hunger Games from Amazon

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


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Author: Richard L. Fricks

Former CPA, attorney, and lifelong wanderer. I'm now a full-time skeptic and part-time novelist. The rest of my time I spend biking, gardening, photographing, reading, writing, and encouraging others to adopt The Pencil Driven Life.

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