The first time I commuted by any means other than my car was in October of 2009. I was participating in the No Impact Project, a week of abstaining from ordinary and carbon-heavy activities like driving a car, eating meat, and generating trash. Being that it was fall in Colorado (translation: sunny, cool, the bluest … More Is it fall yet?
All right. I give up. I confess. I’ve lived a trite life filled with sugar and devoid of self-control. I’m waving a tiny white flag, one that looks suspiciously like a sugar packet at Denny’s. I promise to be better. To think about what I’m eating before I snack. To explore other means of pleasure … More Negotiating A Peace Treaty
Ah, Nordic skiing. All the beauty, sweeping views and wholesome outdoorsy-ness of downhill skiing without the chairlift lines and parking lot schlepping of it’s alpine equivalent. The only negative that both types of skiing share is traffic. If only cross-country skiers could be airlifted to the lodge parking lot by their own smugness- I would … More Getting out of town
Seventeen days into my month of working out and I’m content with my success ratio. I’ve missed three days. At first I was dismayed, because those three days all occurred before the 13th of January giving me a 25% failure ratio. Or a 75% success ratio, if I was feeling positive. But in the aftermath … More Blink and it’s gone.
Welcome to my blog. Each month I conduct a different experiment; I’m undertaking a task, asking a question, eliminating or adding something to my life. July begins a new type of project: A year of not driving. I’m breaking with the (monthly) format of the blog to go deeper and learn how an experiment can … More Howdy!