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We live in Los Angeles County and we don’t own a car. Most folks see that as a little bit crazy. We’re just trying to live in a way that respects our planet. Do we do it perfectly? Hell, no. But we’re trying and this is the story of our efforts.

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Edging Toward Waste-Free Living

When we started working on waste-free living a number of years ago, we weren’t really thinking about the massive problems …
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The Smells of Walking

When we first gave up car ownership and I started walking more, I discovered something that I’d been missing. My …
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Thoughts on Hanging Laundry

With the spring warm-up, I’m back to hanging laundry out to dry. Bend and stretch, reach for the stars… That’s …
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Blessings From the Homeless

One of the great joys and blessings of walking and taking public transportation is that I get to talk to …
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Carless in L.A.: Thermostat Wars

Somebody was joking recently about their thermostat at work being set to hypothermia. I added that our household thermostat is …
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Carless in L.A.: Get Out of Your Car and Say Hi

When I heard about the race-based shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, I got angry. All I could think …
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Carless in L.A. – It Takes Planning

It didn’t seem like any big deal. I was helping a friend do a mail-out and needed to pick up …
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Carless in L.A. – Yes, We (Mostly) Are

A little over two years ago, the State of California proclaimed our car dead. As in we couldn’t get it …
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