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My New Hero, Emily Finch

September 18, 2012


Man oh man, is Emily Finch inspiring.  She went from driving her kids around in a nine-passenger Suburban to biking them around in a bakfiets rigged with some special attachments.  I’ve previously described her as that rare combination of outlier and inspiration.  While there may be few people like her, if she can do what she’s done it shouldn’t be that hard for other parents to do something at even a much smaller scale.

Everything I’ve read about her and by her suggests to me that she just radiates positivity.  If this woman hasn’t been offered her own reality show soon then America has failed.

  1. September 19, 2012 2:44 am

    Oh, God no. Please no. I’d rather bike with her than see her on tv. Sorry, I’m selfish.

  2. September 19, 2012 6:56 pm

    That sounds like she’s not good on TV. That’s not what I meant. I rode with her (moral support, her request) when a local TV station did a piece on her. The reporter drove while the cameraman hung out the window and she did not give a rip if she cut me off. Completely unsafe driving to “get the shot.” I wouldn’t want to endanger my kids just to keep riding with my friend. Sorry, you were gushing and totally cool and I freaked out and it wasn’t in the spirit of your post. 🙂

  3. September 19, 2012 8:25 pm

    I knew what you meant! And I was kidding about her being on a reality show, although I wouldn’t be surprised if someone is cooking one up right now. Hopefully she’ll just continue being what she already is, which is a great mom and a real inspiration to a lot of people!

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