Author Archives: bradmcnamara

A New Journey Has Begun…

I explored a number of areas that I’m passionate about but nothing has the ongoing and potential environmental, health, and community impact of food.  The past 12 years working to transform the food supply chain has equipped me to question the fundamental assumptions of the current system. Continue reading

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McNamara Family Bushido

Previously I wrote about A Prepared Mind in the Time of Covid- Part 1 and committed to share my family bushido as I explore more about mental models and construct my own approach. Here you go: Live below our means … Continue reading

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How I Read…

During the last 8 months, my family has managed to get out of our urban apartment on a couple of occasions to spaces that are more suited to quarantine. This week as I was packing for the latest temporary relocation, … Continue reading

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A Prepared Mind In the Time of Covid- Part 1

About 7 months ago I wrote about how Covid had challenged all the assumptions I had made architecting my life over the past decade(Oops, my life choices). I had no idea that the shitshow was only getting started! I struggled … Continue reading

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Oops, my life choices! Living in the time of Covid-19

A few days ago I sent this tweet inspiring a full post because this is an issue I’m going to need to put some brainspace toward and why not do that in public… I architected my life with a clear … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequence…I love my daughter!

In 3 weeks of isolation, I’ve learned a lot about being a father, a dad and myself! Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to Clean Tech….

In 2010 I wrote a research paper to determine the greenhouse gas emission impact of a network of connected farms on urban rooftops and my interest was awakened. 2011 I was feverishly researching the tech, products and systems for commercial … Continue reading

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If a tree falls in the forest…..

You know how the rest goes but the real question becomes. If I don’t post often to carfreebrad, does it really exist? Thanks to the internet, the answer is yes.  With that in mind I wanted to put this post … Continue reading

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Mobile Only Experiment part 2

Years ago in an attempt to take the perceived pressure off of proof reeding my posts here, I decided to abandon my formal writing process. The big change was to only write posts on my phone and focus on the … Continue reading

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Rain Prep- SOMETHINGS HAVEN’T CHANGED(MUCH)

It’s been almost 8 years since I was a broke as hell grad student living in a new city who wanted to learn what it’s like to live life “Bike First”. I’ve learned SO much over the years but have … Continue reading

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