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Walking in the Suburbs

Flânerie is a kind of silent revolt. The chief virtue in an industrial society is efficiency, but by its very nature, flânerie is inefficient. It doesn’t even pretend to care about that value.

Old Tracks Toward New Connections

A new walking trail brings economic benefits, but its more enticing, though less measurable, value lies in the deeper, more appreciable sense of place that the rail trail should cultivate.

Pedestrian Pleasures

“Why do need to go to the Holy Land? You have an altar in your church?”

Reading Chatwin in Silesia

When I moved to Poland it was the first time I had left Britain. I have lived in the same town for four years...

Pedestrian Diarist: Life without Car(s)

I know what Jesus would do: hate the car, love the car driver.