The Mending Stitch

The Mending Stitch

  In light of the Surgeon General’s recent Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walking Communities, here is a piece I wrote on walkability in US cities.  In sewing one uses a mending stitch to repair tears and holes in clothing.  The stitch pulls together the fabric, closing the void, rendering the cloth once again […]

The Consciencious Fixer

The Consciencious Fixer

Last night, I broke down and ordered a brand new pair of climbing shoes. My old ones had edged and smeared until I could feel the fresh air on my toes. While the ventilation was welcome on hot days, there’s no barefoot trend in the climbing scene—and for good reason. Wind, water, and ice are […]