Chris Chaney

The bike as a lens

bike tweed

Culturally we believe that the car is a symbol of personal freedom. But the truth is that car ownership can be oppressive on several levels. Personal mobility represents freedom to the individual, but it's the form it takes that tells the story of freedom. Susan B. Anthony said: Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the … [Read more...]

Seeing Berry’s Wilderness again

Wendell-Berry

In the early '90s I made the conscious decision to drop out of college. I distinctly remember the day I withdrew from classes and made the call to my parents. I remember thinking: "Now I'm a statistic." College dropout. I watched as the debt grew and my confidence in finding a suitable career faded. I made the decision to drop out based on the reality that I could avoid debt and simply work. I … [Read more...]