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Car-Dependency, Part 3

“So there I was..,” with only a radiator to replace and a whole day to do it, and in my own driveway to boot. Not a bad start to a Sunday, and a lot better spot than the last time … Continue reading

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Car-Dependency, Part 2

As I walked uptown towards work, I considered my situation and quickly realized that things could have been far worse. All I had to do was call The AAAuto Club after my shift for a tow, catch a ride back with … Continue reading

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Car-Dependency, Part 1

One of the troubles with living in the suburbs is how dependent it makes us on our cars, especially when they are not dependable. Our old green van had been trundling along quite nicely since we moved out here in … Continue reading

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More on…Less is More

Yes, I’m still basking in the reflected glow of moonlight on northern lake waters; still inhaling the subversive aromas of hot bacon and fresh coffee among whispering evergreens; still tossing and turning all night on a thin, inflatable mattress, yet … Continue reading

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Road Trip-Day 1

The first morning was a reminder that the hardest part of any journey is often leaving the house. After pre-packing most of the night before, we had hoped to be on the road by 9 a.m.; We were willing to … Continue reading

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Road Trip-Day Zero

I suppose I should have thought through the logistics of blogging on the road a little more thoroughly. While it’s easy enough to scratch and scribble in a pocket notebook, the art and science required to transmute the notepad gatherings … Continue reading

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ROAD TRIP!!!

In previous posts I have hinted at the idea of our family taking a long road trip this summer; that was one of the reasons why we wanted to replace our aged minivan with a slightly less aged Suburban. Now … Continue reading

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