Tag Archives: bike

Time for A Few Adjustments

Reining in our automobile usage while living in the suburbs is starting to feel like trying to stay sober at a whiskey tasting: even if it’s possible, it seems counterproductive; contrary to the spirit of the endeavor. Still, we need … Continue reading

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“Town Crier” Hits the Presses!

My newest essay is in the local paper this morning and, as promised, here is the text of it for all of you who can’t buy or don’t subscribe to the M-P-D-N. Don’t let the cold and snow dissuade you … Continue reading

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I Had Forgotten…

…That I was sharing my essays for the newspaper with you all. Here is the one I wrote in December. As the daylight fades, the winds pick up, and we prepare to settle in for another long Northwest winter, readers … Continue reading

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In the Local Newspaper

 I recently received the honor of being one of several guest columnists from the community for our local newspaper. Our only restrictions are the deadline, word count, and politeness, though we are encouraged to focus on local issues. Since access … Continue reading

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On Further Reflection…

It occurred to me last night as I was finishing my last post that a three-hour round trip for groceries is nothing new for many poor city dwellers. What’s worse, they have to ride subways and buses in order to … Continue reading

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Disappointment

I was so excited about biking over to the next town to get groceries this morning! I’d been itching to get out and ride for a few days, and I really want to be more deliberate about Doing the Right … Continue reading

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This Week, Every Day is Monday

Since I spent the better part of Monday morning sifting through bureaucratic paperwork, it was only fitting that I spend the better part of yesterday morning under the hood of The Little Red Wagon, which is running badly again. I … Continue reading

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