The Outspokin’ Cyclist – the book

I am a cyclist. To say as much sounds strange to me. Not because it isn’t true, but because it is true. Riding a bicycle — for transportation, for errands, for joy — is something I do without thinking a … Continue reading

Environmental impact of e-readers and e-books

An organization called the Green Press Initiative has recently released a report summarizing the environmental impact of e-books and e-readers, comparing the growing e-book market to the traditional paper-based book market. I first came across the white-paper via Twitter, and … Continue reading

The Quarter Acre Farm and Farm Fresh NC

From The Avid Reader (local Davis bookshop) From Amazon From Borders Two friends have recently published books that feed right into (pun intended) the de rigueur locavore food craze sweeping the nation. The authors are on opposite coasts, but I … Continue reading

Goodreads

I have always felt pressure to find good books to read because everything in life takes on more importance when I am reading a finely woven piece of literature. I don’t know that I have actually had trouble identifying good … Continue reading

Why I chose the Sony Reader instead of a Kindle

UPDATE: I have since sold the Reader and moved on to the Kindle. Read why. While living in Ecuador last year, I realized the appeal of ebooks. To play on ZipCar‘s motto, ebooks are books when you want them, where … Continue reading

Philosophers interviewed on radio show

Long before Philosophy Talk hit the Internet, even before the popular WHHY radio talk program Fresh Air with Terry Gross hit the airwaves, there was Soundings. Soundings was a popular weekly radio talk show, produced from 1980 to 1997. Recorded and … Continue reading