Walk/Ride Days


More and more people are pedaling to work or to the grocery store and for good reason. It cuts emissions, is great exercise, saves money on gas, insurance and repairs. Encouraging this trend is the grass roots Green Streets Initiative in Cambridge, Mass. Their hope is to inspire commuters to walk, ride a bike or take mass transit at least one day out of every month. Read about it here.


(Photos- Bikers in California, 1971. Life Magazine)

KidFile #21: Early Drafts Of Babar

Babar, the world’s most beloved elephant, was at first a bedtime story Cecilé de Brunhoff would tell her two sons. Inspired by his wife’s creative characters, Jean de Brunhoff sat down and did some early drafts of a book. This later became the basis for the classic tale of an orphaned African elephant who escapes to Paris only to return home to be crowned king.  All these delightful sketches appeared last fall in an exhibit at the Morgan Library & Museum in NYC.