Entries Tagged as 'foot rage'

A Flaneur’s Nemesis: Suburban Patio Man

Comments   0   Date Arrow  October 21, 2023 at 9:51am   User  by Mark Willis

Two details from the morning news stream disconcerted me gloomily as I rode to work with my car pool. David Brooks’ latest reification of the U.S. Everyman brand reduced it to one nervous, order-seeking archetype: Patio Man. “He’s happy with the new street-scape shopping area where he and his family can stroll before a [...]

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Don’t Move That Farmers’ Market!

Comments   1   Date Arrow  July 28, 2023 at 4:01pm   User  by Mark Willis

On Saturday mornings at the height of summer, the Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market gets as crowded, garrulous, and animated as any Arab souk. The market has thrived for 25 years at the heart of the village. It’s only two blocks from my home, and walking there is one of the best [...]

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Americans Drove 4.5 Billion Fewer Miles in April

Comments   4   Date Arrow  June 21, 2023 at 12:05am   User  by Mark Willis

I’ve never heard this metric before, although the U.S. Federal Highway Administration tracks and publishes it every month. Maybe it will become a number everyone watches nervously, like the Dow-Jones average, the Body Mass Index, or the weekend movie box office gross. What we need is a comparable measure of monthly miles walked. [...]

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Foot Rage and the Blind Flaneur

Comments   1   Date Arrow  December 18, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

As I have lost eyesight over the past thirty years, walking has been the simplest and most dependable solution to the functional limitations of my disability. When I stopped driving cars at age eighteen, walking was the mode of transportation most accessible to me. This sounds reasonable enough - a problem to be solved , [...]

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Hear Voices? It Ain’t the Angels Singing

Comments   0   Date Arrow  December 17, 2023 at 6:00am   User  by Mark Willis

When a blind flaneur walks down the street, he’s likely to be taking care of business, paying close attention to sensory cues and landmarks. The last thing he expects is to hear an advertisement coming from somewhere inside his own personal soundscape.
So a chill went through me when I heard an interview with Clive Thompson [...]

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