Category Archives: announcement

Carbon Trace Takes Next Step Forward

I announced a film project with the working title Urban Boom last May. I’m happy to report that my crew and I have made steady progress during the pre-production phase of the project, and we are now ready to begin shooting some interviews locally this month. We also have an emerging new production company called Carbon Trace […]

Urban Boom: A Documentary Film

From: Carbon Trace Productions and The Rhetorica Network The Baby Boomers were children of the post-war suburbs and raised their own children in the sprawling communities at the edges of American cities. Owning an individual home outside of a city has long been an essential part of the American Dream. That dream is changing. The […]

Carbon Trace Re-Launch Begins 15 April

Several things have been keeping me busy this winter. I’m right in the middle of doing an academic case study examining a successful civic journalism project. I have also been re-working all of my classes — something that is regularly necessary, especially as I notice generational changes in students. Further, I have been busy re-thinking […]

Taking A Break, See You in the Spring

Rhetorica and Carbon Trace will be on an extended blogging hiatus until sometime in the spring. This is mostly a career-related break. I have several projects and matters to attend to that are going to require my full attention. Now, when I say full attention, that doesn’t mean I’m going dark. I’ll still be commenting […]

Carbon Trace Update

I was very busy the second half of the semester at MSU, and it’s easy to see the result on Carbon Trace: not much published recently. Luckily, the semester is now over, and I’m on my way to Florida That means, among other things, that I’ll have time to write about some issues that I […]

Vacation Mode

I’ll be away, and mostly out of touch, until school starts on 19 August. Among the things I’ll be doing: 1. Hiking the Great Glen Way. 2. “Climbing” Ben Nevis. 3. Sampling Scotch. Before I go, here’s something you ought to read by Kirby Beck: Bicycle Law Enforcement. Beck, among other things, is a founding […]

Wait. What? Normal People On Bicycles?

OK, take a look at this picture: That’s Cody, Ginger, and their son. I just got an e-mail from Cody telling me he and his family have moved to Springfield. They have a bicycle blog called Cycle Like a Stringer. Good stuff! Check it out. Technorati Tags: bicycle advocacy, bicycle culture, cycling, Springfield Missouri

Mark Your Calendar For Bicycles & Brews

Bicycles & Brews and the Bicycle Film Festival will celebrate one of mankind’s greatest inventions in May. OK, make that three of mankind’s greatest inventions So mark your calendar for 11 May! Technorati Tags: bicycle culture, Bicycle Film Festival, Bicycles & Brews, cycling

I Am Traffic (and so are you)

I’ll be attending the I Am Traffic conference in Orlando, February 23-24. The purpose of the conference, among other things, is to launch a new national bicycle education organization. I’ll be one of the founding members and a contributor to its web site (details to come). From the I Am Traffic page on Facebook: Mission […]

Carbon Trace Update

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, blogging hereabouts will be slow until the middle of January. Have a great holiday season!

Carbon Trace Update

I’m out for about 10 days while I work on an academic project with a colleague from the Geography, Geology & Planning department. There will be some cross-over with the concerns of this blog, so be watching for details as soon as I return. Also, in documentary film news: The most I will be able […]

Carbon Trace Update

School starts Monday at MSU. I’m busy getting ready — busy enough that I’m forced to miss today’s STAR Team meeting Anyway, what this means is that things might be kinda quiet on Carbon Trace until the end of next week. Technorati Tags: cycling

1-mile Solution At PechaKucha #6

Come to PechaKucha #6 this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Creamery Arts Center. I’m on the program giving a talk about the 1-mile Solution. It’ll be cool. So, yeah, be there. Whatinthehellis PechaKucha? Technorati Tags: 1-mile Solution, bicycle advocacy

Smart Moves In #SGF

The Let’s Go Smart initiative is live — we’re livin’ it! This new campaign by the STAR Team of Ozark Greenways is a multi-modal concept aimed at encouraging people to think about their transportation choices. This is more than bike-ped advocacy. We’ve re-designed and upgraded the former Drive Less, Live More booklet. It’s now called Bike […]

Yer Morning Chuckle

Check out the cover picture of the new edition of Effective Cycling. What in the heck is that person doing? Are those parked cars on her left? Why is she on the line? Why isn’t she commanding her lane? Is that the image of modern urban bicycling? Why are her feet strapped into pedals in […]