The First Pedal Strokes

Hey! Well, this is it. I’m headed out tomorrow. I’m done with a year teaching English, done with a year in Jishou, soon-to-be missing the mouth-numbing food of Xiangxi. A week ago, I was nervous. There’s an uncountable amount of things that can go wrong on a trip like this. Some days, things as simple … Continue reading The First Pedal Strokes

When Plumbing Fixes Don’t Go Quite as Expected, And: What if Corporations Weren’t Horrible?

First, a small diversion from climatological difficulties: Some mornings, a minor leak in the u-bend of my kitchen sink would leave a trail across the floor. It didn’t matter much while the winter air stayed dry and conducive to evaporation, but then the spring humidity hit. For 4 consecutive mornings the puddle got bigger, and I finally got the nerve … Continue reading When Plumbing Fixes Don’t Go Quite as Expected, And: What if Corporations Weren’t Horrible?

WEEKLY POST: Reaganomics and Injustice in the Light of Baltimore

Note: If you haven’t yet tried to understand the perspectives of Baltimoreans who are not white and upper-middle class, please do that. Then I’ll try to contribute to an understanding of America, Reaganomics, and Injustice, based on my reading of Gustave Speth’s America the Possible. It’s a lotta text today, but please stick with me ’cause I’ve got something … Continue reading WEEKLY POST: Reaganomics and Injustice in the Light of Baltimore