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You’re All Dead

You’re all dead

“You’re dead – you’re all dead.” Scary words to hear as you’re sharing public transportation with strangers – but it didn’t have the intended impact because we all recognized the crazy voice of the homeless. I turned to see what’s the…

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One Year Later: Portland Revisited

One Year Later: Portland Revisited

I left Portland a year ago, moving to Santa Barbara, so an anniversary visit seemed the perfect way to celebrate. (Read Why I bailed on Portland.) Old friends and new ones, I had a busy schedule to catch up with…

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Horses Then Donkeys

Horses then Donkeys

A group of 11 from Santa Barbara's Bike Coalition visited Portland last month. We went to ride the infrastructure and meet the people that make it happen, like Roger Geller...

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Why I Bailed On Portland

Why I bailed on Portland

I had my reasons, but may I start with why I moved to Portland in the first place? I had family there and I would move into the same high-rise apartment building downtown. That was a big plus. The MAX…

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Learning Bikeshare One-way At A Time

Learning Bikeshare one-way at a time

Google Maps showed it was only 3.9 miles away – not far for a bike ride to coffee in Hollywood. The route, the blue line, appears so effortlessly, but I had qualms – there are busy roads along the appointed…

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