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Dark Data And Cash

This morning, I decided to bake crescent rolls, out of a tube, for breakfast. It’s a simple, easy pleasure I indulge in every now and then, but I like to keep it to myself.

So, instead of getting in a car with satellite navigation that could transmit a record of my journey to corporate headquarters […]

Wildly Inventive, Unsettlingly Unusual NSA Mix Tape Bike Ride in Washington DC July 4 2013

We Act Radio in Washington DC is throwing aside the once-subversive, now-staid “hey hey, ho ho” mode of protest, replacing it with a NSA Mix Tape Bike Ride that is framed in jarring terms:

Does that depiction of a massive surveillance plan sweeping up all major internet and phone-mediated communications in the United States […]

Finding The Real Sporty Vehicle

The experience of driving a Porsche Cayenne SUV is advertised to be something like this:

They call it “sporty”, and for the amount of money that a person has to pay to drive a Porsche Cayenne – over $100,000 – you might think that the vehicle could accomplish sporty easily enough. Sporty ought to […]

Riding Unlit

Just seen: A man riding his bicycle, with a cigarette in his mouth. The cigarette was unlit.

Why?

Cycling in Chicago

For those who are moved to join the bicyclists of Chicago, there are a good number of online resources for guidance in getting started, and support in staying on the road. […]

Muscle Through London

I discovered that moving between places was the key to a meaningful stay in London for me. That meant using the Underground when I was dog tired, but not zipping from destination to destination in a motorized way. […]

Midcoast Plans for Biking and Walking, Preserving Health and Sense From the Ground Up

While Senator Jim DeMint uses his seat in our nation’s capital to mock energy efficiency and shoot down plans for efficient, economical transportation in the United States, local groups are doing the quiet work of building a better transportation system from the ground up.

The Friends of Midcoast Maine, for instance, have been scheduling […]

Opposing Efficient and Clean Bike Transportation: It's Destructive, It's Deranged, It's DeMinty

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is something else. Just this past week, he tried to divert taxpayer money into parochial religious building projects, then pushed legislation declaring health insurance to be affordable for a single mom and her kid earning just $28,000 a year. Does DeMint’s honed theatrical sense demand that absurdities come in […]

Thanks to Congressman Bicycle

Why does a soap box derby get more consideration in Congress than environmentally responsible transportation? H.R. 863 from Earl Blumenauer allows for people who get a small monthly benefit for riding a bicycle to receive assistance for using mass transit systems as well. […]

Inauguration Of Life Without A Car

Why Inauguration Day will also be the inauguration of my life without a car. […]

When is a Bike Lane a Bike Lane?

In my travel this weekend to the city of Bloomington, Indiana, I found myself driving in from the north on College Avenue. As the Avenue transitioned from two to three lanes, I noticed signs on traffic poles announcing the existence of a bicycle lane and bicycle icons painted on the rightmost of these three lanes.

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