My latest column over at Grist is about bicycling in Las Vegas. The literal translation of Las Vegas is “fertile plains.” Looking back in light of the city’s current landscape of asphalt and gravel, the name seems tragically optimistic. But this city, like any other, has been incredibly fertile for those who were lucky, savvy, [...]
Tabling in Vegas! We’re a couple days into tour and I only have time for a quick update, though a few partial essays are waiting in the wings. My plan before we set out was to sit in the back seat and spend all our hours on the road writing. I did that for a [...]
I’m posting this mostly as an excuse for the photo. The article it goes with, profiling several women in Portland’s bike industry, is really nice as well, and worth a look. The article is in up and coming Portland online news source Neighborhood Notes. And it’s written by Melissa Reeser, a poet, blogger, and the [...]
Nevada City California: We woke up on a farm in the foothills of the Sierras to the sound of chickens and birds and the smell of vegan breakfast cooking.