Two of my favorites
Odds are not in my favor here but I am going to pitch this hard to "Mom". #earlyriderbikes
For all my friends whose hearts beat strong with Cubby blue. Congratulations! It is yours...forever, enjoy.
I have a simple goal here... I need you to share this with as many folks as you know who will take heed. Many of you know my love for music. I do my best to share and spread that love to all that will listen. This is that love and so much more. Many of you know the struggles that Mr. Gord Downie is currently facing (emotionally documented here) and despite this being a time when no one would blink if Gord turned inside for himself - he has chosen to continue to shine the light on a topic that is... well, mortifying, despicable and has been flat out ignored by North Americans for over a century - Aboriginal and Native American residential schools treatment of their "students" and their families (Canadian Wikipedia / US Wikipedia) and the systematic approach and sponsorship by our churches and governments. Unfortunately, we were not Ahead By a Century, instead, we stole over a century of some of our most sacred culture(s).
Please go to Secret Path and order the record, the book, and the digital. Or simply donate to The Gord Downie + Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF). Money raised for the DWF will be used to create new relationships for reconciliation.
Don't have to tell you, I love your precious heart...
Everlane has firmly positioned itself as my foundational go to for classic clean sytlings. Now, they have added a Mini collection to their assortment. For those of us that appreciate a clean look even on our little one's - Everlane has us all covered. Additionally, Everlane is committed to bringing Radical Transparency to their manufacturing. If you have any questions about the cost or the working environment that your clothing is made, ask. Everlane is happy to share the entire process.
Check them out.
For those of you who know my family and me, you know that my son loves to help clean up, cook, and garden (mostly watering). I would love to build our own indoor farm... now, how do I keep it looking as pretty as the version in the video?
Like most, I slip into thoughts of grandeur of my youth. Being "bored" in Montana with only skiing, cycling, camping, fishing, friends, and ripping on my motorcycle to keep me busy. I dreamed of the exciting life of the city. Now, with 95% of my adult life spent in various metropolitan areas, I find myself dreaming of my youth and the beauty that was my upbringing.
Check them out - both companies are fantastic
I am very excited to announce that my good friend and Cubs fanatic, Nicole Rendler, has graciously agreed to share her immense photography and written talents with us on The Black Canoe. Be prepared to hear plenty of Baby Bears baseball news, travel photos / exploits, and generally... all things Chicago.
NR is truly...bbbk.
2 years ago Matt Jacobson @mfj20th posted this superb Mason Ho description of his "dream wave". I have been saving as a great anniversary repost - Happy 4th, 2016.
Plenty of slow Montana summer nights where P.M. Dawn performed the soundtrack.
I have been staring at the gorgeous cycling apparel from WARSAW Cycling for some time now. I am finally pulling the trigger and getting a proper kit - I would be proud to be a North American WARSAW ambassador -the aesthetic is perfection. Maybe I can talk Charlotte and Sven into partnering on a WARSAW Cycling x The Black Canoe collaboration for a new Be Brave, Be Kind. themed kit. I think we are overdue. Chapeau WARSAW! #warsawcycling