The Lanterne Rouge – a narrative about cycling

This was an article that I submitted to Paved Magazine about my first experience in a bike race of appreciable length. Because Paved is no longer publishing, and I didn’t feel like trying to shop this out to any other mags (hey, they probably weren’t going to pick it up at Paved, anyway), I’m releasing it here for you. Enjoy.

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Well, that went swell

So much for a continuing podcast about writing. Pagan’s Pen will return, but it must be revivified and in a new form.

Why did Pagan’s Pen fail?
I think it was the structure. Sometimes beauty flourishes in structure (a la bonsai), but sometimes that structure kills it. I wanted so much for PP to be a beautiful, thoughtful podcast with great production quality, and I think the first (read: only) episode was better on that end than any first episode of which I have ever been a part.
However, “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” and I failed to deliver the good in the face of wanting to deliver the perfect.
So, from now on, I will strive only for “the good.” Sorry, Perfection, you’re too… what’s the word? Oh, “perfect.”

So, what will PP become?
Well, what it always should have been, a forum for me to share my thoughts about the two “Crafts” that fill my life: Writing and Wizardry.
It will probably be a blog more than a podcast. Oh, well, you can handle that, can’t you? But I will throw in some audio as well, especially when I want to share something for the sound it creates when read aloud.

Blessings to all of you. May Mercury inspire your words.