Tag: Clark University

  • A Passionate Reader’s Journey: From Dyslexic Child to Book Lover

    A reader is born. That’s how I like to think of it. Because, really, that’s what happened. I was born a reader, but it wasn’t always easy. In fact, up until 4th grade, I hated school because I couldn’t read. But then something amazing happened: I learned to read and my world opened up. In […]

  • 3 Books to Read if You’re Thinking About Starting a Company: Why They’re Important

    If you’re thinking about starting a company, it’s important to read up on the topic. Books are a great way to learn about company building, and there are a few that I recommend reading if you’re just starting out.

  • 32 Hour Workday and I Shouldn’t Be Driving….

    In case you haven’t noticed, my posts have been few and far between lately.  That’s no accident.  Sure I’ve been pretty busy but who isn’t?  It’s been more a result of “drivers remorse”. Last week, Freight Farms was in the home stretch on number of projects and one of these required me to transport 400 […]

  • Having a “FIKA”! It’s been too long

    Fika is both a Swedish verb and noun (pronounced “fee-ka”) that roughly means “to drink coffee/tea/squash,” usually accompanied by something sweet.[1]  Full Definition I’m not sure what happened but the other day I have a few minutes to kill while waiting for a meeting early in the morning near the little coffee cafe on campus at Clark University.  I quickly had a flashback […]

  • Car Free Week is a real thing!

    First 10,000 views and now this! I haven’t looked into this AT ALL, I’m just excited it’s a real thing.  But it appears to be legit, it’s government backed and coordinated by NURide so it’s gotta’ be good. It’s just ironic that I found out about it on a day when I borrowed my girlfriends […]

  • Am I an Assh#le or misunderstood?

    Apparently I’ve done a piss poor job communicating what I’m doing with this whole CaFreeBrad thing and making it clear that I’m “pro bike” not “anti car”. I thought by putting the car payment issues right in my list of reasons I’d answer that one right away. Anyway, the post that spurred this comment was […]

  • Serenity on Shrewsbury St

    This will be the last time I apologize for not posting more.  I’m busy and my computer screen only works about 46% of the time. Anyway, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of not having time or money to fix my busted commuter bike over the last few weeks and had to use my road bike. […]

  • My Fantasy is 21 days long and involves spandex! Want to be a part of it?

    It’s that time of year again!  Tour De France time.  I only play one fantasy sports game each year and this is it.  You might not believe me but it’s a lot of fun and you don’t even have to be a bike fan.  Don’t trust me on this one, just sign up and try […]

  • The Generosity Overwhelms Me.

    One aspect of living car free that I’ve been forced to embrace is my need to rely on my fellow man. Whether that be the T driver, bus driver, bike mechanic or a slew of friends my ability to live and get around is now largely out of my hands. This has been a very […]

  • Seriously, You Need To Have One of These!

    If you plan to be car free and like me have only the most basic working knowledge of bike maintenance, you need a great bike mechanic friend.  I was just ridiculously lucky that my buddy Will turned out to be a bike wiz and super enthusiastic to help and/or talk bikes.  I don’t bring much […]