Category Archives: Living locally

bikepool

About two and a half years ago, my job situation changed and I took on a massive commute. I make a 50-mile 2 & 1/4 hour one-way trip by subway and train (sometimes bike & train) to get to work. … Continue reading

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A warm bikey glow

Last weekend, a collection of cargo and family bike folks gathered at our place. Aaron Naparstek, streetsblog founder, is here in Cambridge instead of Brooklyn for the year, and he and I put together the event to contribute to the … Continue reading

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Unintentional Community

In the sort of circles we travel in, there is often talk of “intentional community” and it is always considered a good thing. Sometimes “intentional community” is discussed┬áin the context of “co-housing,” where folks own individual homes, but pool resources … Continue reading

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Schools, Choice, and Living Locally

Recently, Nathan and I completed the school lottery process here in Cambridge and found out that H will be attending our top choice of schools, which is also our closest neighborhood school. We are really excited about this for a … Continue reading

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Finding my bike community

I began biking in earnest about 14 years ago, at age 18. I was living on my own for the first time in downtown Denver. ┬áI needed to get to work, and I was tired of the bus. On a … Continue reading

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Stuff

Last night I had the great fortune of getting to hear some words from Anne Leonard at the Consuming Kids Summit and I got to re-watch the Story of Stuff on a big screen. I hadn’t seen the film in … Continue reading

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These are the people in your neighborhood

It was a beautiful New England fall day yesterday. Lots of folks were out and about in our neighborhood, and by the end of the day, I was reflecting on the riches living locally has brought to our life. We … Continue reading

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Surviving carfree babyhood

We recently got an interesting comment from Charlotte of Chic Cyclist, on the thread about how we gave up our car. Charlotte writes: “some vestigial teenager in me clings to the ‘option’ of having a car somewhere, just in case. … Continue reading

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Finding the Perfect School

Recently, Nathan and I have been worrying about school. We live a little more than a quarter-mile from the Peabody school and plan to send H there in a few years when she starts kindergarten (yes, I know — we … Continue reading

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I love the library!

To me the library is just about the greatest place on earth. It’s like going to a Barnes and Noble where everything is free (but unfortunately there’s no Starbucks). I love it even more now that I’m a parent. Here’s … Continue reading

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