Racing to the Bottom :: Realities of Life as an Airline Pilot

When people find out I was an airline pilot, nine times out of ten, the response is something akin to, “Wow, no wonder you can afford to ride your bike around the world!” I usually respond to this kind of statement with a quick insider lesson on the realities of the US airline industry in which I focus upon dispelling the myth of huge salaries and lavish lifestyles. Most people [Read More…]

Vandana Shiva: Planting Seeds of Hope

Millions Against Monsanto

On Monday night, Kai & I hopped on our bikes and rode to St. Michael’s College to hear Dr. Vandana Shiva give the inaugural address for the College’s new Environmental Studies major.

When I read that Vandana Shiva was going to be speaking in Vermont, I was thrilled. I [Read More…]

Maude Delivers!

Water Is A Right

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s historic decision by the United Nations General Assembly which (finally!) added water and sanitation to their list of basic human rights – thanks in large part to her tireless advocacy – the esteemed Maude Barlow, visited our little town and spoke at an event sponsored by our local Peace and Justice Center, the [Read More…]

Looking Back, Moving Forward

In my first attempt at podcasting, Kai reflects upon quitting his job, our upcoming tour around the world and the possibilities of what the future may hold for us.

Music in this podcast by Major Chord.

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Every Day = Earth Day

It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990

A few weeks ago Sheila and I were lucky enough to hear a lecture given by Derrick Jensen at the Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus. Mr. Jensen reputably places limits on his travel to speaking engagements, so [Read More…]