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Metaphor for freedom

The Motion Initiative (TMI) uses bicycles to “facilitate adventure, freedom, and hope, through the gateway of cycling, to the inner city youth of Grand Rapids, Michigan.”

How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) by Sue Macy. National Geographic published a new book for teens and young adults on the history of women and cycling. [Ad]


I had a post in mind about 9/11, terrorism and American liberty, but it’s a busy day week at work so I’ll point you to this old article on Freedom from Citizen Rider. They hate us because we are free. They hate us because we question the beliefs they hold so fervently. They hate us read more »

I was that odd kid in school

As a grade schooler, I sought very little social interaction. I was physically clumsy, had odd speech patterns, and completely failed to pick up on the social cues most of us take for granted. Even as an adult in my 50th year of life, I don’t do smalltalk, I have no close friendships and I’m read more »

A Chinese dissident artist in London

After four years of house arrest and an international travel ban, the People’s Republic of Chinese unexpectedly returned the passport of Ai Weiwei, giving the internationally renowned artist the opportunity to visit a show featuring his sculptures at London’s Royal Academy of Arts this week. He’s shown here with his “Forever” sculpture built from hundreds read more »

Levi’s launches cycling apparel for women

Four years after Levi’s introduced their Commuter line of cycling-specific jeans and other clothing for men and one year after I tweeted about their plans, Levi’s announced their Commuter apparel for women.