Before we were scared…

I wrote this poem in 1998. I think it still applies 18 years later. Before we were scared the streets were our own we'd wonder the town and call it our home; anyone we would...

180: Day 17: Short period, a quiz, and Ahmed

I’m getting so used to 80 minute blocks that I’m not sure how to handle a 40 minute period when it gets thrown at me. Today was a 40 minute period day (five classes in...

The value of multi-modal trips

In transit lingo, “multi-modal” trips are those that use different modes to get to a destination. A common version is bike to bus/subway/rail, either taking the bike on the vehicle or locking it before one...

Berkeley Student Food Collective now open

A new food cooperative opened on November 15 in Berkeley. The Berkeley Student Food Collective is open to anyone, student or not. Both members and non-members can shop, members receive a discount in exchange for...

Drive 55 MPH on Spare the Air days

With the batch of Spare the Air days in the San Francisco Bay Area in the last few weeks, I came up with an idea that would probably save a lot more gas than trying...

“Progressive” thermostats to save energy

Sitting in my cold, air-conditioned classroom the last week, while it was 85-95ºF outside, a design for a new thermostat came to me. Currently, thermostats cool (or heat) a building to a desired temperature. My...

200 people can commute in:

Great poster from Seattle demonstrating the space it takes on a street to move 200 people in various modes.

Uprisings: The Whole Grain Bakers’ Book

Update: December 2010: I have created a web site, uprisingsbakersbook.org, where I’m adding recipes and other pages from the book. I’m working on permissions from the publisher and bakeries, so I’m starting with bakeries that...