Resourceful Flower!

October 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater, Undriving Community

One of those delights I would have missed if driving:  I watched this poppy sprout and bloom in the street drain over several days as I rode by.  Then one day I stopped and took this picture.  The next day the street was cleaned, all the weeds were pulled out of the drains and the […]

Are we there yet?

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

Shelby at Nordstrom Public Relations told me I should expect a call in a few days.  I assumed that meant a week or more, or maybe never – so I was quite unprepared when she called me back this afternoon. “I’ve talked to the people who are responsible for the content on our website, and […]

Driving a bit while Undriving

October 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

When my car (a very SWEET little 60 mpg Honda Insight) was totaled a couple years ago, I decided not to replace it and go to full-time Undriving.  I use my bike for most trips – commuting, shopping, errands, fun – but every once in awhile a car trip seems appropriate. Today I had to […]

Nothing happened today…

October 4, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

Undrive-a-thon Day 4.  ”Nothing happened today.”  That’s what I wrote in my 5th grade diary on days when Danny Abbott didn’t smile at me… Today, nothing happened in the Nordstrom Cares department; but then, nothing was supposed to happen.  Linda will call in a couple days, or I’ll call her. Meanwhile, it’s just a routine […]

Nordstrom Cares! They really do!

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

Day three, it’s Monday and time to call back to the Nordstrom corporate office as Brody asked me to do on Saturday.  The young woman who answered the phone was just as surprised as Brody was when I asked about the Nordstrom Cares Environmental Initiative.  After a moment on hold, she was back: “Nobody here […]

Fabulous First Day of Undrive-a-Thon!

October 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Blogroll, Merlin Rainwater

I started this first day of the Undrive-a-thon mulling over strategy for accomplishing my pledge. I’ve been nagging the Nordstrom people for a year and a half about their ridiculous website, which gives only driving directions to their downtown Seattle store located above the spiffy new Link Light Rail. What can I do differently in […]

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