Where were all the earthy crunchy types? | Letters to the Editor | Indy Week
Pin It

Where were all the earthy crunchy types? 

It was with pleasure that I ditched my car last weekend and hopped on the biodiesel shuttle to the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. Imagine my surprise when the driver, Marv, informed me that I was the sole passenger from Durham, Chapel Hill or Carrboro, a day and a half into the festival. He had been on the verge of giving up and going home when I showed up and "restored his faith in humanity."

I just couldn't get my head around the fact that the 16-person van had made multiple pointless trips while the parking lots of Shakori filled up with the cars of festival-goers. Marv and I talked about this on the way out there and decided that many people just don't want to give up the freedom and security of having their own transportation. I understand that not everyone travels as lightly or has as much flexibility in their schedules as I do, but at the same time I think that a few more people could have worked it out with a little planning. I don't say this to preach or judge and I'm not an activist. I just think we need to have a serious think about this.

The federal government won't front the money for a desperately needed mass railway system in the Triangle. They say that no one will ride it. I always thought that was hogwash until I got disillusioned last weekend. If a bunch of Weaver Street devotees can't be convinced to hitch a biodiesel ride to a grassroots festival on Earth Day weekend, then the government is unfortunately correct.

Sally Mullikin

Raleigh

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Letters to the Editor



Twitter Activity

Comments

This judge sets a bad example of what law enforcement is all about. This judge is a disgrace, he is …

by one truth on Deo Vindice! Some Confederate-Friendly Readers Sound Off on Judge Fred Battaglia (Letters to the Editor)

The founding fathers made this country! The founding fathers were brilliant thinkers, revolutionaries who gave us the country that these …

by one truth on Did You Think We Were Done Talking About Confederate Monuments? (Letters to the Editor)

Most Read

Most Recent Comments

This judge sets a bad example of what law enforcement is all about. This judge is a disgrace, he is …

by one truth on Deo Vindice! Some Confederate-Friendly Readers Sound Off on Judge Fred Battaglia (Letters to the Editor)

The founding fathers made this country! The founding fathers were brilliant thinkers, revolutionaries who gave us the country that these …

by one truth on Did You Think We Were Done Talking About Confederate Monuments? (Letters to the Editor)

Re-dedicate the monuments to veterans and leave it at that.

by Durham451 on Did You Think We Were Done Talking About Confederate Monuments? (Letters to the Editor)

Tear down all Jefferson memorials! Racist Slave owner!

by John Trololo on Did You Think We Were Done Talking About Confederate Monuments? (Letters to the Editor)

Confederate Monuments?
Frankly the Dumbing Down of History is what I find deplorable here.
This blanket-condemnation of every Confederate …

by Mike PALADIN on Did You Think We Were Done Talking About Confederate Monuments? (Letters to the Editor)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation