December 9, 2011

The hermit crab principle

Early Christians in Rome found shells left abandoned, in the form of Roman basilicas. They moved the entrance from the side to the end, and viola: the latin cross church. The Southern Indian—”Dravidian”—temple form was likewise […]
December 9, 2011

This Summer I will be holidaying from readers’ comments

Who writes lengthy comments below blog posts, calls radio stations, and writes letters to editors? Not me. I dump my personal opinions in a corner of the WWW, for the whole world to ignore, as 8-billion […]
December 8, 2011

So what, if bicycle dependence isn’t for everyone?

I have not made it clear, and perhaps it was not clear to me, that I see bicycle transport as part of an alternative lifestyle. Planners! Blame numbskull planners for any confusion. I have been mixing […]
December 6, 2011

Everyone is talking about Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD)

As banal as it is, the term Bicycle Oriented Development (BOD) needs using more often. Use it until planning authorities believe BODs are a thing. The term’s beauty, you see, is it is just nerdy enough, […]
December 3, 2011

Oh the allure of oblivion

Just before I die, I hope to be uploaded into my Tacx virtual reality bicycle trainer. In preparation, I’m throwing things out: bundles of The New Yorker and Treadlie; half worn tires that I have been […]