• The Summer of the Shared Bicycle

    August 10, 2013, Washington, DC: I am a saner person on a bicycle. There are strong arguments to be made for bicycling as a money saver, a time saver and a healthy choice, but the bottom line is that my blood boils less when I’m biking rather than driving and I actually enjoy getting from

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  • Oh, Won’t You Stay?

    October 4, 2011, Washington, DC: We could stay there in Chicago, I think. We could help the grandparents unpack. Attend the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago the weekend after next. We could stay to witness the growth of the city’s bike sharing program, to spend time with our cousin as her schedule lightens up.

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  • Our Biking Revolution (Happy Birthday Dear Bikeshare!)

    September 20, 2011, Washington, DC: Do you hear that? The sound of bicycle pedals revolving? A revolution is indeed underway. It’s getting cooler and cooler to walk around town with a helmet strapped to your purse. Of all places, I’m proud to say that Washington, so often seen as behind the eight ball, is in

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  • Two Bikes, Two Boats and An Earthquake

    August 23, 2011, Washington, DC: Living in cities, I’ve often given thought to how I’d get out of dodge when catastrophe strikes. I’ve concluded the best way getaway would be to hop on a bike or lace up my running shoes. I think I first imagined these scenarios while driving through the Lincoln Tunnel. The

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  • Map of Mornings: Eastern Market

    July 30, 2011, Washington, DC: Mornings are my time. I’m more creative in the morning. It pains me to spend five mornings a week in the car commuting. By the time I get there, my energy is zapped. Good ideas have come and gone. Weekend mornings, you can imagine, are heaven. During DC summers, they’re also

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