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The Toilet Paper Chronicles

Posted: Sunday, October 15th, 2006 @ 9:47 am in Car-less, Expat, Shopping - Preplanning, Shopping - Transporting the Goods | 1 Comment »

The Name This is part of an on-going series about how a car-addicted American has managed to live happily for 11 years in Germany without owning a car. Today’s story is about the purchase of one of those products that defines civilization. First, I ask you, how could I not keep my cupboard stocked with […]

“Where’s Your Car?”

Posted: Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 @ 5:43 pm in Car-less, Expat | 3 Comments »

The last place that we lived before moving here to Germany was in the suburbs of Silicon Valley, California. In an attempt to get some exercise into my otherwise sedentary life, I tried to develop the habit of jogging through our suburban streets several mornings a week. For the most part, I was pretty good […]

Keeping Up With Little-Cat-Boy

Posted: Sunday, September 24th, 2006 @ 5:36 pm in Car-less, Expat, Pets, Shopping - Transporting the Goods | 2 Comments »

We have an indoor cat who loves to drink water. Lots of water. And what goes in must come out. Which is why kitty litter is important. Lots of it.

Spontaneity and other Car-ful Reasons

Posted: Friday, September 22nd, 2006 @ 3:09 pm in Car-less, Expat | 2 Comments »

[from Admin: this post by PJ was originally submitted as a comment to Judy’s post “We used to own a car (or two)”. I thought it deserved to be a post in its own right.] A car is a great thing to have. It is not, however, a great thing to need, whether or not […]

We used to own a car (or two)

Posted: Thursday, September 21st, 2006 @ 2:05 pm in Car-less, Expat | 2 Comments »

Michael and I lived most of our lives in Silicon Valley, California, where living without a car is unthinkable. The bus network was not useful for getting to work, shopping, social engagements. The train ran on one line between San Fransico and San Jose at irregular intervals and, of course, you needed a car to […]