Keith Snyder is a Father of twins, writer, ebook and print person, and randonneur in New York City. He writes about his travel experiences, some tips and tricks to help you out when you decide to got on a ride, and to do guides.
Instead of sitting home, I roused myself and went to the Hackerspace, and instead of driving there, I rode there. On my way, a white pickup slowed right in the spot, sort of analogous to a blind spot, where I can’t see the human figure in the car, is but their fender is keeping pace right next to and behind me and the driver yells something greetingish and then keeps trying to say stuff as I’m calling “What? Who is that? I can’t see you, who is that? What?” I can’t have a backwards conversation at 15mph. I slow so the window will pull alongside and I can see in, but it slows too. Cut to the en ..read more
This is what I said on June 27 to the Bethel Religious Display Committee. This committee was convened in response to conflict over the placement of this banner, which, for the first time in the town’s history, was in a public square at the same time as a manger scene: The committee’s mandate was to make recommendations to the town government about how to deal with that conflict. My name is Keith Snyder. I live on Main Street. I timed myself reading this, and it comes to about six minutes, so thank you in advance for allowing me that chunk of time. The pro-creche sid ..read more
A man on the porch was giving me the staredown. The Cornwall County Market makes great breakfast burritos with tater tots in them and I remembered (incorrectly, it turned out) that it had an ATM. The staring man was older than me by maybe five years, and presented as tough guy, beefy biker subclass, with a tuft of white goat beard, a black shirt with some design on it or other, and a baseball cap. I recall something on his head, anyway; I think it was a baseball cap. But I don’t know what the cap or the shirt said, because where I was looking, as I came up the steps onto the porch, was straigh ..read more