Category Archives: Gentrification

Dear ben adam, What Are You Doing?

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Now that I finally finished my series on the bike trip, I think I need to write a brief post on where I am and what I am doing. For years, I said I would never end up in Los … Continue reading

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One Bike; One Gear; One Thousand Miles; and One Hell of a Ride: Part 4

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San Francisco to Nipomo (Bill’s Farm Hostel) Description: This section of the trip involved a lot of buzzkilling clouds and not nearly as many friends. In fact, this part of the trip seems like a total blur due to our … Continue reading

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One Bike; One Gear; One Thousand Miles; and One Hell of a Ride: Part 2

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Brookings, OR to Fort Bragg, CA Description Between Brookings and Fort Bragg, we experienced what could be qualified as sheer loathing.  After Brookings came Crescent City, and just after that came a massive hill.  By the time we reached Crescent … Continue reading

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Multinationals, Free Trade, Neo-liberalism, and Globalization: A Primer

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One of the ways people in the U.S. become anesthetized to the suffering of the very poor in both their own backyards and abroad is through the mass of cheap goods provided to them through gigantic corporations who span the … Continue reading

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Life Is Too Short to Take Personal Responsibility

WOW!  I just looked at our stack of mail and found the most disturbing pamphlet ever.  A woman with an insane shopping addiction lived here before we moved in.  She receives more mail than we do, and almost every piece … Continue reading

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