Betwixt and Between

A recent podcast discussion between architect/urban planner Douglas Farr and professional cranky old guy James Howard Kunstler presented two opposing schools of thought within the same general New Urbanist┬ácamp. Farr expects business as usual to persist for a very long time even as external circumstances force incremental adjustments. Kunstler just sees collapse. I’d like to … Continue reading Betwixt and Between

Church and Plate

Yesterday I enjoyed a Sunday breakfast with friends at Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist Thai Temple in Berkeley. The Temple has been serving food in their courtyard as a community event and fund raising mechanism every Sunday for years. This is the Thai version of Lutheran church basement hot dish. (I recommend the green papaya salad … Continue reading Church and Plate