2 posts from month 12/2011

My Mother Mary

My mother recently passed away, after a long illness. Many will remember my multi-modal train/bike trip to visit her this summer; check out Visit Your Mother. Although she was born at home in Reading, MA, she was a great storyteller of Ireland and the old days. She was my original subject as I began my interest in oral history recordings; this 2006 session turned out well. Continue Reading

Jeff Miller, the Alliance for Biking and Walking

We met at the recent California Bike Summit in downtown Los Angeles where Jeff had the distinction of giving the kick-off presentation, and now I know why — he electrified the assembled advocates and painted a clear picture of the challenges facing this country relating to health and our transportation choices. I had to get him on the Show. Jeff Miller is the President/CEO of the Alliance for Biking and Walking based in Washington, DC. He wasn't native to the Nation's Capital; he's ... Continue Reading