Skip to main content

Food for Thought (a pro-bike post)

I found these images at various locations with a simple Google search. As many of you know I've been car-lite for years and am recently car-free. It's interesting that I've been without a car for nearly two months and I barely notice it (this winter will be the true test). And I realize that if you are reading this blog I am likely "preaching to the choir," but I found these images interesting and thought I'd share. Peace.

Urban Simplicity.


Anne Littlebird said…
I have been reading your blog for some time and really enjoy it! I have been car free since 2008 and it has been very liberating for me. Although I get many concerned comments from people that I know who think I am stupid not to have a car (I am 55 and for some reason that makes a difference).

I am surprised though at the number of car free propaganda that state no car insurance. I do carry a small policy for several reasons - not only on occasion renting a car to go beyond my radius - but if I did not and needed to go back to car life I would be buying insurance at the higher rate of a new user. I was stunned to find that out when I first sold my car. If I was in my 20s I might risk it but I would be stupid to think that at my age I might have to go back to owning a car if my health precluded me from riding a bike 100% of the time.

I applaud your new car-free lifestyle. It's really a wonderful thing and I have not regretted for one moment selling my Subaru.
Joe George said…
Hi Anne,

Thanks for you kind words and encouragement. It's also nice to hear of someone in the same age bracket that is car free (I'll be 51 this year). I was car free for most of my 20's and 30's but not for the past 10 or so years...and I just got tired of owning a car. But we'll see how my mood is in 6 months...winters can be pretty rough in Western New York. Peace

Popular posts from this blog

Orange Cucumbers

Hello. Likely you have found your way to this page via a link or a search engine. Thank you; I'm glad you're here. Hopefully you'll find the rest of my blog interesting (here's my home page). Urban Simplicity is also on Facebook, please click here. Thanks again for visiting. Peace.

For about a month now I've been wondering what the hell these were hanging off the cucumber vines in my garden. When I googled orange cucumber I found that there are/were multitudes wondering the same thing. It also seems that most, like me, thought they were planting pickling cucumbers. As it turns out (from the best that I can tell) these are a somewhat new crossbred variety designed to be loaded with vitamins. To read short article about them at the website of the USDA click here. To see a photo of them compared to pickling cucumbers (what I thought I was planting) click here. They are interesting looking...and tasty, too...they have an almost acidic, lemony aftertaste to them...I s…

Ezekiel Bread

Hello. Likely you have found your way to this recipe via a link or a search engine. Thank you; I'm glad you're here. Hopefully you'll find the rest of my blog interesting (here's my home page). If you borrow the recipe I only ask that you give me credit and that you link it back to this blog. Since writing this recipe I have updated it a few times and this recipe is my favorite. If you want other healthy and easy to make whole wheat bread recipes please click here. If you want to follow Urban Simplicity on Facebook, please click here. Thanks again for visiting. Peace.

I eat a lot of bread; I always have. I eat bread virtually with every meal, and thus I feel that I am living proof that bread does not make a person fat. I find it odd that humans have been consuming bread in one form or another for something like 6 thousand years...and all of a sudden it is considered fattening. The problem, I think, is lifestyle and the quality of the bread you consume...I'll admit …

Ezekiel interpretation

I've posted recipes for this bread--or variations of it--in the past on numerous occasions, but the two most popular are here and here. Those two posts, in fact, draw the largest amount of visitors to this blog everyday (through search engines, I imagine). Yup, I can carry things on my bike until I'm blue in the face, and talk about quotes and all things spiritual...but the topic that gets the most hits are my recipes for Ezekiel Bread.

This post is a little different in that I made the bread at home (opposed to at work in a commercial kitchen), and I did not use any refined (white) flour; just whole wheat. And for that reason the recipe is slightly different than the others (a printable recipe follows the pictures). This one, I believe, is more true...refined flour was unknown in biblical times. But I'm getting ahead of myself. In this post I also wanted to offer some of my personal views on Ezekiel bread and its recipes in general (I know what you're…