Addiction Recovery & the 5 Stages of Climate Grief

Glow from an oil rig off the shore of California.

Over the last few months of our travels, blatant scenes of a car-enabled and fossil fueled society have unfolded before us. The environmental problems we face as a community have become even more apparent to us from the seat of a bicycle.

When you’ve decided to change every aspect of your life to try to counter the devastating effects [Read More…]

Santa B to Santa M :: Signs of the Unraveling

Leaving the beautiful shoreline of Santa Barbara behind.

The 90 miles (146 km) between Santa Barbara and Santa Monica brought us a combination of meandering bike paths and roadways, with each mile pulling us into more aggressive vehicular traffic. It was obvious we were heading toward a great metropolis so we reluctantly filed away our memories of the serene and secluded coastline of Big Sur and pulled out our [Read More…]

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…]