Monthly Archives: November 2013

Is Anyone Actually Thankful?

Every year in late November, Americans go through the ritual of celebrating Thanksgiving. As children, we are taught that the holiday is a time to acknowledge the things we are grateful for. We are supposed to examine our lives to … Continue reading

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Cycling Starts In The Home

  The first experience a child has of the world is his home. For the first few years of life, the home is all a child knows. It is the center of life and remains so until he has achieved … Continue reading

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Cycling And Boot Discrimination

  With all the sleek and fancy footwear available for cycling, the topic of boots rarely comes up. Now, if it were up to me, boots would be far from the discussion on cycling. I’m not much of a fashion … Continue reading

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One Car Per Person Please

There has been a lot of development in my neighborhood within the past few years. As one might imagine, this has increased the number of people living in and coming in and out of the neighborhood. Not all of these … Continue reading

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Spelling It Out For Drivers: Is It That They Cannot Think Or That They Refuse To See?

  I don’t know whether it’s because of the Internet or whether people around the globe have just grown more alike with the passage of time. Many of the same cultural issues and personal problems can be seen in many … Continue reading

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Is A Subtle Bicycle Backlash Beginning?

Publicly, cycling seems to be making inroads in the U.S. Cities and towns across the nation are investing in infrastructure and bike sharing programs. Political candidates, for the most part, endorse these activities, as do all but the most vehement … Continue reading

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Bicycle Locking Doesn’t Have To Be Necessary

Many moons ago, when I first started this blog, I wrote a post about a typical cyclist’s bicycle locking ritual. I called it “The Traveling Cyclist’s Locking Ritual.” This title occurred to me because up until recently, anyone who wanted … Continue reading

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An Encounter With A Spoiled Driver

With all the safety improvements and precautions motor vehicle users have been introduced to over the last twenty years, you would think that drivers might take safety to heart. Some probably do. But others see driving as a way to … Continue reading

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