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When Cars Are Like Condoms (Or, Why I Love Transit)

September 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · entertainment, money, transportation, urban-rural divide

Bright, sunny skies today in Montreal, Canada, where I’m enjoying a car-free* vacation with my husband Thor. We chose Montreal partly because it has the luxury of a good transit system. In rural areas and small towns, which I also love to visit, cars


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Diamonds To Dust: Needing Better Diamonds

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments · food & drink, lifestyle, simplicity, sustainability, transportation, work

We’ve got lots of blame, anger and flat-out fear flying around in reaction to the collapse of giants like Merrill Lynch — and also the government/taxpayers bailing them out.  I’m feeling calm this morning, myself, which makes it a good time to write.  What does it mean that all these profitable companies, these diamonds, are [...]


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Secret Lover, Secret Watchdog

October 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments · simplicity, sustainability, transportation

The casual observer takes me for a mainstream professional in my 40’s. My secret identity as a passionate lover of public transit is revealed below for the first time.

My household’s single car is a well-worn, two-door 1993 Nissan Sentra. Paid for many years ago, our investment fund is now as plump as its floor-mats are thin. It sits humbly unused most days as we gallivant around on TriMet


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