The Mesh

I just purchased a new electronic device. It has exactly the right combination of qualities that tickle both my Granola and my Shotgun. But first some background. I’m not a tech guy. Not even close. My natural threshold for machinery of any kind cuts off somewhere in the 1930s. I have warm fuzzy feelings toward … Continue reading The Mesh

Blogsplaining Good Urbanism

Blogsplaining. Is that a thing? I think it is. It’s a close cousin to Rebecca Solnit’s mansplaining. Blogsplaining is the use of logic to solve an obvious problem, but without acknowledging the cultural imperatives that make the solution impossible to implement. In other words, blogsplaining is the thankless task of solving a problem no one wants … Continue reading Blogsplaining Good Urbanism

The Future of Suburbia

People who love living in vibrant walkable mixed use urban neighborhoods sometimes look at suburban commercial corridors and suggest they can be transformed with light rail, bicycles, fine grained locally owned businesses, clean solar and wind power, and mom and pop small scale infill construction. Others who really enjoy their spacious suburban homes, front lawns, … Continue reading The Future of Suburbia