Licensing

If someone’s going to do something potentially dangerous that can affect other people, I’d like to know that that person has been adequately taught and tested. If a doctor is going to do surgery, for example, I want her to have gone through a whole bunch of training beforehand, and …

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bikes ARE sexy!

Pardon my lack of writing–I’ve been in Poland, which, surprisingly, seems to have a burgeoning bike culture! I’m hoping to write about it for real soon, with pictures. But in the meantime, I’m back in Portland, where the weather gods have had the decency to keep it from raining on …

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Drop-In Volunteerism

Even though I’ve been affiliated with the Community Cycling Center for almost two years now, until last night I’d never been to one of their drop-in volunteer nights. Every Tuesday, from 7-9:30pm, they welcome volunteer mechanics who work to refurbish donated kids’ bikes. Those bikes are then used for the …

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