I’m going to drag out an old linguistic trope. The Chinese word for “crisis” is composed of two characters meaning “danger” and “opportunity.” In reality it’s a false translation by westerners, but the larger point being made is still valid. New opportunities do, in fact, arise during periods of chaos. The trick is to be … Continue reading 灾害
I had a solar guy come out last week to see what my options were for photovoltaic electricity. It turned out to be more of a can of worms than I expected. Before he arrived I did some basic homework. Project Sunroof Google’s Project Sunroof is a tool that helps determine a property’s potential. Solar panels don’t … Continue reading Thoughts On Going Solar
I’m fond of describing Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns as my de facto secular parish priest – my consigliere. But I find myself drifting away from the flock and feel an obligation to articulate why. Perhaps in describing my concerns I can either be persuaded to fold back in, or at least give Chuck something to chew on … Continue reading An Open Letter To Chuck Marohn
Here’s a little update on my thought stylings regarding Uber, Lyft, and ultimately self driving cars. A neighbor needed help on a work project this morning so we headed off to his office. There was a momentary debate about the relative merits of taking the bus, biking, or getting an Uber. I was inclined to … Continue reading Uber Alles
These are highly educated well paid workers at a San Francisco tech company. They’re mostly young. Some are single. Some are newly coupled. Some are married with young children. There are exceptions, but they tend to want to live in a vibrant urban neighborhood with a short commute rather than a distant suburb. Some enjoy … Continue reading Finally! Great New Affordable Bay Area Housing!