When I was a lad, we celebrated the holiday season by holding hands and singing carols about togetherness. We were sure to be good little children, to do exactly what our parents told us. We knew the real meaning of the season, all right. The songs helped us remember: “you better watch out, you better […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Just seen: A man riding his bicycle, with a cigarette in his mouth. The cigarette was unlit.
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Why Inauguration Day will also be the inauguration of my life without a car. […]