Category Archives: Transition Towns

Culture Shock: What I’ve Learned About Sustainable Food from the Hunger Games

On brutal winter days like yesterday – 10 degrees! – there’s nothing I’d rather do than get a hot drink and read. Or to quote C.S. Lewis, “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough, or a book long … Continue reading

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Going for the Bicycle Friendly Bronze

Yesterday was a good, good day for me. I get to keep my boss – who I like and support – for four more years and my state passed two referendums that increase equality and opportunity for all. But Monday … Continue reading

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Sustainably Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

So tonight is Halloween, the night of ghosts, ghouls, and other horrifying monsters. Including one of my favorites – zombies. I find zombies fascinating because of the symbolism wrapped up in them – fear of the other, fear of losing … Continue reading

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Growing Community for Food Day

While many Americans associate the phrase “there’s nothing to eat,” with “we need to go grocery shopping,” there’s a shocking number for whom it really means, “Which one of us is going to eat tonight?” In fact, one in five … Continue reading

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In the suburbs I learned to drive and you told me we’d never survive

(Credit to Arcade Fire for the title.) I visited my hometown in upstate New York over the holiday weekend. Appropriately, Chris and I drove up there, for a 17 hour round trip. I say appropriately because the thought of using … Continue reading

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