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Ethical Transportation

The following is an example of how Quakers work together as a spiritual community.  As those who know me know, and I’ve written about many times, nearly forty years ago I was led to live without a personal automobile. That … Continue reading

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BIKE/AFSC/FCNL/IYMC

This photo was taken at Iowa Yearly Meeting (Conservative)’s Midyear Meeting this spring at Bear Creek meeting, outside Earlham, Iowa.     These representatives of Quaker organizations illustrate ways Friends are providing witness for environmental justice with alternatives to personal … Continue reading

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First time bicycle at Bear Creek

I know that riding a bicycle to Quaker meeting is not a new idea.  Some meetinghouses, including Des Moines Valley Friends,  have bicycle racks. The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) offices in Washington, DC, have bicycle racks, showers and … Continue reading

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Decisions

I am feeling challenged about bicycle journeys I am feeling led to begin.  My biggest concern is whether I am still physically fit enough.  About two years ago I was suddenly no longer able to run as I had all … Continue reading

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Auto Temptation

As those who know me probably guess, auto in this case refers to automobile.  That just brought an epiphany–maybe I’m Don Quixote and cars are my windmills?  I hope so. For those who don’t know me, living without a car … Continue reading

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Quaker Biker

As I wrote yesterday, I’m beginning to work on plans to promote bicycling.  Since links to this blog appear in several places, many readers don’t know me, so here is a brief history. When I arrived in Indianapolis in 1971, … Continue reading

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Beginning Bicycle Plans

I’ve been thinking more about bicycling around the Midwest, mainly between Quaker meeting communities. I’ve been thinking about hot temperatures (its 90 degrees here now), wind, and dusty, gravel roads. Or drenching downpours. I’m thinking I could use some advice … Continue reading

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Last Revolutionary Act

Although living without a car has involved fundamental lifestyle changes, and daily (what many would consider) inconveniences, I’ve always been aware that wasn’t nearly enough.  Those living in the United States consume energy and materials at a rate many times … Continue reading

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Great Transportation Conspiracy

I was fascinated and disgusted to learn about the Great Transportation Conspiracy from Sheila Kennedy’s blog this morning. In 1949 National City Lines were convicted in Federal court for destroying the electrified rail and electric bus transit systems in 44 … Continue reading

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How to Give Up Your Car

My Friend Georgette sat me down last Sunday after Quaker meeting and basically said she wished I would tell people how to give up their personal automobiles, instead of just saying that is what we need to do, as I … Continue reading

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