This is an idea we have kicked around in our blog’s e-mail threads.Â Â I know that I personally do quite a few things out of character for a person who runs an urban affairs blog, and this is the post where I mention a few of them.
1.Â Golf.Â I play golf.Â Not very often, but I grew up playing the game, and I still enjoy hitting the links about 5-6 times a year.Â I also am a fan of disc golf, which is probably more acceptable in urbanist circles.
2.Â Road Trips or other vacations.Â I have traveled relatively extensively, mostly by car or plane, which of course are not very good for greenhouse gas emissions.Â Of course, if I had the option of taking fast trains everywhere, I probably would do that.
3.Â Short trips by car.Â Having a child has meant that I choose to drive more often in short distances, because carrying all of the stuff that my daughter needs can get heavy.Â Â Somewhere, Chris Barnett is saying “I told you so” on this one.
4. Free parking and toll avoidance.Â Â I try to avoid paying for parking and tolls whenever possible.Â Actually, this is where having a child has almost helped me become less hypocritical, as the spots that are closer are also often the ones where there is a fee.
I’d love to hear of any other confessions out there.Â Â I’m sure there are some good ones.