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In the Spring A Young Man’s Fancy Lightly Turns to Thoughts of Vintage Bicycles

As you can imagine if you've ever lived in Small Town America, it's tough making your way without a car—especially in New England, with its five-month, snow-dumping winters. And in Vermont, just to keep us on our toes, we have the added perks of dirt roads, infrequent plowing, inconsiderate and/or uninformed drivers, and inadequate street lighting. Not to mention the occasional lung-busting hill.

Still, my partner and I managed. Sure, half our morning commute was spent trudging over a gravel-covered rail yard, and sure, in winter the snow had a tendency to pile up 18 inches high over that same unplowed (and unlit) gravel rail yard, but we persevered. Vermont would not break us. Bike Life! One Less Car!

Alas, we moved, and one great, merciless hill did us in. Suffice it to say, this was the mother of steep, dangerous hills, which—though fun to fly down in the morning—was not so much fun climbing back up at night. Three winters (her) and two winte
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Dennis Pacheco is the Web Editorial Assistant and cartoonist-in-residence at Chelsea Green. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he majored in cartooning. He lives in downtown White River Junction with his partner, Robyn, and their cat, Marty McFly.

Mixed Health Signals from the Half-Naked President-Elect

You know it’s a slow news day when a photo of Barack Obama shirtless in Hawaii makes the front page of The Huffington Post. But you know what they say: no news is good news. No terrorist attacks, plane crashes, or giant corporation closing its doors? That’s a good day. So let’s take the lull […]
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The Pope of Hope: Obama and the Arts

A co-worker asked me today, “Do you think that that Shepard Fairey poster had any impact on the election?”I thought about it for a moment. “Absolutely,” I answered. A lot has been written about Barack Obama’s ability to inspire people—with his soaring rhetoric, his remarkable life story, his ability to relate and, yes, empathize with […]
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Recipe: Famous Uncle Dennis’s Coconut Curry Pad Thai (Vegan)

This simple combination of stir-fried veggies, sauce, and noodles is rich, creamy, and delicious!
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8 Ways John McCain Could Still Win

Walter Shapiro had an interesting and thought-provoking article on yesterday about how John McCain still has a chance to win this thing, if he plays his cards right. I’m not going to tell you to go read it—who has time to read these days, with the economy the way it is? I went ahead […]
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New Comic for Chelsea Green

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The Brilliant Satire of Elaine Donnelly, Conservative Caricature

Elaine Donnelly is either a peerless satirist who never, ever breaks character—a sort of extreme Stephen Colbert—or a paranoid, intolerant, right-wing conservative nutjob. I prefer to believe the former. We should all thank her for her contribution to social justice, and almost as importantly, to socially relevant comedy. With her testimony before the House Armed […]
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