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Friday Links: Amazing Bookstore, Natural Kids, Litany, and a Marley-Mumia Encounter

February 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Livraria Lello:  I posted a couple of photos from this incredible bookstore in Porto, Portugal to my Pinterest account. Wow! That woodwork! That staircase! Natural Kids: Recent academic research shows that when nature elements are incorporated into playgrounds kids have more fun, are more active and utilize more motor skills. And getting them out of [...]

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Tags: bicycles, bikes, Friday links

The Adorned Bicycle: Inspiring Goodwill

December 19th, 2011 · 3 Comments

There is usually a spray of orange silk tulips at the base of my bike’s saddle. Not a lot, just a little touch of flower-ness. For this season, there are  bells and berries on the handlebars.  Such things look pretty and make me happy, but I’ve been completely astonished at how much conversation and delight [...]

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Mothers Day 2010

May 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

On this Mother’s Day, a couple of simple, beautiful images from our blog-friend Cabelo, an illustrator and community activist in Brasil who draws inspiration from his wife and daughter.  They make me think sweetly of my daughter and me, and all mothers with their dear ones.  Happy Mother’s Day, to all women who provide sustenance [...]

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Tags: art, bicycles, bikes

Loading The Village Bicycle Project’s 100th Container for Africa

April 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

This weekend the three of us had a great time volunteering with the Village Bicycle Project, loading hundreds of used bicycles, parts, and new tools onto a container bound for Ghana.  In the last decade, the all-volunteeer Village Bicycle Project has shipped more than 45,000 used bicycles to Africa.  This weekend’s effort was hard work, [...]

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Cycling Inspiration: Bike Art and Bikejuju

November 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Confession:  I am not an intrepid cyclist.  I do love my orange bike with its big comfy seat, and its step-through frame (what we used to call a “girl’s” bike) so I can leave my little skirts on when I ride.  And I love to pedal to the grocery store, or my favorite cafe, or [...]

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Tags: art, bikes