Tag Archives: walking

The beautiful road not yet taken

Remember when, before pervasive phone GPS, you actually asked for directions? You know, stopping a stranger on the street or pulling into a gas station and asking somebody working there and trying to write it down on a mapkin? If you're not an american male, that is. Maybe it was awkward or ineffective, but the directions were personalized, and…
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Aiming for aimlessness

In what passes for a breathless lede on the BBC, Finlo Rohrer writes, A number of recent books have lauded the connection between walking - just for its own sake - and thinking. But are people losing their love of the purposeless walk? It seems to me that if there's a positive link between walking…
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A random waddle

Sometimes I get excited about small things.  Some would say that's the point of this blog.  Others would say, "that's what she said."  Today's little fixation is the Random Redirect Wordpress Plugin by Matt Mullenweg. I have implemented it near the top of the sidebar with a version of Det. Harry Callahan's famous inquiry.  So…
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Power to the peds

Via ever-alert procrastinator N comes this bit on Environmental Graffiti: America's Most Pedestrianized Cities. Much to my shock, Boston is rated #1, with 13% of the population walking to work. I'm not sure what definition of city or metro area they used, but I'm pleasantly surprised. Maybe its because public transportation is generally so lousy,…
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