Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Question I Carried

This essay was published in WBUR Cognoscenti on August 21, 2015 Stone Soup is a folktale about a wanderer who comes to town and proclaims he can make soup from a stone. He convinces townspeople to heat a cauldron of … Continue reading

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Responses – How will we live tomorrow?

How will we live tomorrow? “The hardest thing remains how people are the same and different. Why do whites think cops are fine while blacks don’t? We have different experiences with them. Will our technology bring us a broader view … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 115 – Seattle, WA to Dupont, WA

August 28, 2015 – Partly sunny, 65 degrees Miles Today: 50 Miles to Date: 6,276 States to Date: 22  Much as I enjoyed Seattle, it felt great to climb on Surly, pedal down to the waterfront, weave through the container … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Utah County Emergency Preparedness Provo, UT

How do we prepare for the unpredictable and the unknown? That is what emergency preparedness planners do every day. They study past disasters to understand how earthquakes, tornadoes and floods affected us in the past. They evaluate how well we … Continue reading

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Cycling the U.S with a question: How will we live tomorrow?

This opinion essay was published in The Seattle Times on Thursday August 27, 2015. I am cycling toward Seattle at ten miles per hour, fueled by 5,000 calories a day and a question. Since May, I’ve logged 6,000 miles, traversed … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 114 – Seattle, WA

August 27, 2015 – Sunny, 80 degrees Miles Today: 5 Miles to Date: 6,226 States to Date: 22 I started the day with a quiet visit to Steven Holl’s chapel at Seattle University, a contemporary building with many references to … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 113 – Seattle, WA

August 26, 2015 – Sunny, 65 degrees Miles Today: 14 Miles to Date: 6,221 States to Date: 22 I woke up to a Seattle panorama this morning. My host said, “Lots of people in Seattle have good views.”  The fact … Continue reading

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