Open Letter to that 53% Guy →
I haven’t posted in forever and I haven’t commented much on the Occupy Wall Street Movement but this letter really speaks to me. I think it does an excellent job of explaining what the American Dream should be.
If walls could talk
The great local history blogger, Akum Norder, posted a great piece on a 20th century Albany home builder. And it got me wondering if the same guy built my house and if not, who the heck did? We’re currently planning on making some home improvements at Chateau de Jen & Martin (& Murphy, Guinness & Squirt). It’s been a headache and a half. Our house is 100+ years old, which means it was...
A Bicycle Love Note →
This is one of the most inspiring bike blog posts I’ve ever read. If you have any reservations about riding a bike I highly recommend you read this then head over to the Troy Bike Rescue.
Everybody's Doing It
May is Bike Month and many have been celebrating by ditching their traditional car commute and hopping on their bikes. I have a feeling there will be lots of permanent converts even as we move into June. Just look at all the people tweeting about their bike and/or bike commute… be inspired Albany!
National Bike to Work Day 2011
Happenings around the U.S. celebrating Bike to Work Day:
Free Parking or Free Markets →
My father didn’t pay for parking, my mother, my brother, nobody. It’s like going to a prostitute. Why should I pay when, if I apply myself, maybe I can get it for free? — George Costanza
(Re)Discovering the Joys of Riding the Bus
My husband rides the CDTA bus almost everyday. There are days when the bus takes too long so he starts walking and before he knows it he’s at his office already. As the weather gets nicer those days become more frequent. I envy his ability to walk to work if he wants to. When we lived in Hudson Park I took the bus a couple days a week. Since we moved to Pine Hills I’ve driven to...
Good things happen in the Pine Hills neighborhood →
Amid the recent negative press Pine Hills has been getting for their “student ghetto” area of the neighborhood, this news provides hope.