How to Quit Your Corporate Job and Start a Revolution*

I am at the end of the fourth week of this trip across the United States. So far, I’ve ridden 1367 miles to reach the vicinity of Wabash, Indiana. Along the way, I have thought about how a taking a long bike tour, especially alone like this, is like Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, only on…Read more

The Lottery

I am now at mile marker 994 in my bike trip across North America, in the vicinity of Erie, PA. In the last post, I bemoaned the circumstance in which we find ourselves at the bottom of a metaphorical hill 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a revolution in values, in which…Read more

At the end of the second week of my bicycle journey across the United States, I am in the vicinity of Pulaski, New York, having pedaled 627 miles. The journey as a metaphor for life is well-worn and so I don’t want to unravel its already tattered threads. But, I hope you will indulge me…Read more

This will be my first post from the road after having been riding for almost a week. My routine, at least for now, will be to ride six days and then take a day to rest. As things have worked out, my rest day will be on Friday. So, look for trip updates like this…Read more

Square One

Hooray! I have made it to my starting point in Bar Harbor, ME. I plan to get on the road with my bike tomorrow morning. While I am here, I am doing my best to resist asking what must be a worn out question in this town: “So, hey. Where’s the bar?” The train trip…Read more

This post is a quick update on preparations for my upcoming bike tour across the United States which is titled 3.6 Million Revolutions for Justice. You can read about the details of the trip on the blog post with that same title. To summarize, I plan to ride from Bar Harbor, Maine to Astoria, Oregon.…Read more

For the next few months, this blog is going to be somewhat travel-related. In mid-April, I plan to embark on a trans-continental bike journey from the Atlantic Ocean shore in Bar Harbor, Maine to the Pacific coast at Astoria, Oregon. My route will go through the mountains and hills of New England and then follow…Read more

About This Blog

How to Quit Your Corporate Job and Start a Revolution* (*Quitting the job was the easy part. Starting a Gandhian-style non-violent overthrow of the kakistocracy? Not so much. If you have ideas, inquire within.) I have felt compelled to start a blog with this title for a few years now. I suppose the reasons have to…Read more

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is the classic example of a government agency in the hip pocket of the industries it is supposed to regulate. A case in point, as reported in this article in the The Oregonian: Feds say environmental and safety impacts of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay can be mitigated. As…Read more

A Symbol of Our Sick Culture

According to an AP story carried in The Oregonian, a man was found dead in his foreclosed home three months after he had passed away, apparently of a heart condition. His mummifying body was found by the cleaning service that the bank had hired. This is so symbolic of our general failure to take care of…Read more