November 25, 2017: The Cult of Presentism

This week, I’ve been reflecting on another of the ironies of the current moment. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future could look like, if we organize now for other types of social life in…

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November 16, 2017: The Drive-Thru & Auto-Mobility

Yesterday’s write-up had me thinking more today about the origins of the drive-thru. The first one, according to Money magazine, was a hamburger joint called “Ten things you didn’t know about the fast food drive-thru” Red’s Giant Hamburger, in 1947….

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November 15, 2017: Drive-Thru Culture

A friend worked until quite late into the evening at our house, with the kids and dog running in every direction, interrupting us, as we determinedly knocked things off our to-do list. Then, I looked up the local bus schedule…

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November 13, 2017: Women and the Car

In yesterday’s post, I talked tangentially about auto-mobility. It got me to thinking about the role that the automobile has played in Western women’s lives, and the role it continues to play. If you Google ‘women and cars’ you get…

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November 4, 2017: Good Night Sweetheart

“Good night sweetheart , well it’s time to go. Doh doh doh doh. I hate to leave you but I really must say, good night sweetheart, good night“. That was the song playing in my head as I struggled to…

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