Monthly Archives: January 2006

Words of wisdom, number two.

“Rats and cockroaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demands. It is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.” ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù Wendell Berry Advertisements

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I finally found the source for a very interesting statistic that I’d heard about. The statistic, colloquially put: Travelling in an automobile is twice as dangerous as travelling by bicycle. The long version, which I found on Aaron Tarfman’s excellent … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom

“The most efficient kind of transportation is already being where you want to go.” ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äù Kipchoge Spencer, president of Xtracycle, in a recent interview on

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Dream bike

This photo has been making the rounds of the Portland bike blogs, but if you haven’t seen it, here it is. This bicycle is called a moederfiets (“mother’s-bike”) and is, of course, Dutch. I’ve been dreaming about having a custom … Continue reading

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Open Kitchen

Photo by Sam Gould. Last night we had supper at Open Kitchen, a temporary community restaurant that is part of the monthlong Ghosttown project. Unfortunately, the month is almost over, and we just found out about it. Anyway, it was … Continue reading

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Who's the eco-terrorist?

There have been a lot of headlines in the news recently about the indictment of a crew of alleged “eco-terrorists.” These people destroyed property as a form of protest against the damage that they believed various organizations were doing to … Continue reading

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Hot and Bothered

. . . we cannot stop what has begun. We can maybe draw it back a bit, maybe enough to keep the earth from becoming an unprecedented hothouse. Continue reading

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