Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Ripple Effect

Writing can be a lonely pursuit, especially when you write about something in which the public doesn’t seem all that interested. But if you’re lucky, the pebbles you throw into the pond of public discourse will eventually make ripples elsewhere. I gave up my car in 2007 as a New Year’s resolution. In January 2014, […]

Bangor’s Broadway Corridor

The bicycle is out of the basement, a few weeks later than last year. I don’t like to ride on ice or snow, and both stuck around a little too long this spring in this corner of the country. Some places are dicey to ride even in clear, warm weather. A small city like Bangor […]

In Praise of the Bus

This week I’m writing two significant checks to the state and federal government, which will leave precious little money in my checking account for things like beer, baseball tickets, and business cards to promote this blog. Thankfully, I don’t have to throw a temperamental automobile into the mix. When I owned cars, they always seemed […]

Opening Day

As noted last week, more than 30,000 Americans die each year in automobile accidents. Though the number has declined since 2008 (when a recession coupled with high gas prices caused Americans to cut back on driving for the first time since the 1950s), we still view this annual sacrifice as acceptable. Plane crashes and train […]