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Dan Korn: A different set of wheels
Dan Korn: A different set of wheels
A few wheeling suitcases play a key role in Dan Korn's pursuit of a car-free lifestyle.
Software developer, 37, Chicago, Ill.

Here's my story about how gas prices are affecting me: They're not.

I live in the city and don't own a car. A lot of people think that I must be starving to death because there's no way I could possibly be able to get groceries home without a car.

Well, I happen to count among my possessions a couple of modern suitcases with wheels. Every few days, I roll them onto the bus or train, go to the store, fill them with food, and take the bus or train home.

Okay, I lied a bit. Gas prices do affect me, because everything gets more expensive. But trying to live a car-free or car-light lifestyle is the best way I know not only to reduce my own exposure to the volatility of the price of oil, but also to reduce my effect upon it.

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Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
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