Recently, I’ve been experiencing a growing concern over the long-term viability of the profit motive in the United States. What does that mean exactly? When I say profit motive, I’m referring to the incentive motivated individuals have to work hard and make a profit. This tied to the intrinsic belief that the quality and quantity […]
There’s a mentality that exists here in America that we are to take care of our own before we start worrying about anyone else. Not everyone holds that belief, of course, but I’ve encountered plenty who do. As I find myself preparing for another trek by skateboard across the state of Indiana to raise money […]
For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard people call America the land of opportunity. I’m not sure who those people are, as I really can’t remember exactly who said that, but I know some did. I’m not going to spend any time challenging the notion that America is still the land of opportunity […]
Roughly 6 years ago, the potential for becoming a summer olympic event became a hot-button topic in the world of skateboarding. Danny Way had just become the first skateboarder and only to launch across the Great Wall of China and the 2008 Beijing Olympiad was just around the corner, so it made sense to start […]
As I’ve watched the African nation of Libya undergo revolution and overthrow its former leader, Muammar Gaddafi, I’ve been thinking about my own nation’s revolution. I, just like most Americans learned all about our countries battle for independence from the king of England. Even though I learned about the key players and events that characterized […]
The history of the United States of America is a rich tapestry woven of threads from cultures from around the world. When one considers what might be distinctly American, one quickly realizes that it is impossible to find a static definition.
Last week, Fast Company posted an intriguing feature on an organization called People For Bikes on their blog. People for Bikes (PFB) is a website dedicated to uniting bicyclists from across the country and advocates trail construction, laws for improving rider safety, and staying fit and active.