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Living in the modern world with less rat race
My car free lifestyle and more.

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From my contemplative life in the slow lane
Below are links to things that I put on this web page before there was Facebook, Blogger or Flickr.  I still update the content as need be, but much of it is legacy.

Stories and photos from my bicycle tours

What I think it's like to live in Bellingham, WA
Bellingham GLBTQ Resource Guide

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Site started in 1995, became Theslowlane.com in 1999.

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How do we solve global warming?

Advancing technology is most likely the main solution as I don't see folks giving up things like their automobiles.  Even most folks in the third world seem to aspire to drive.  Only a smaller number of people, like me, prefer car free living.  This means the main solutions to climate change are things like solar energy, hydrogen fuel and so forth. Slowing down the rat race is part of the solution, but I'll admit that technology is most likely the main answer.   

Still, I'm a fan of reducing consumption.  Slowing down and most importantly curbing population growth.  Progressive sexual politics, such as gay rights and feminism, play an important role in a sustainable future.

Quality of life needs to be the bottom line.  This doesn't just mean better technology and more prosperity.  It also includes things like more time.  For instance, a shorter workweek could be seen as a step forward by allowing parents to have more time with their kids.  People would benefit with more time for volunteering and community; basically less frazzled lives.  

I think both technology and quality of life solutions can work together for a better future.  In technology we have gone from the high space and energy requirements of vacuum tubes to less consumptive transistors.  Why can't our cultural life and economics do this as well?  

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Sunset along South Bay Trail, Bellingham.

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