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“No One Gives a (Bleep) About Anywhere!”

I was watching a lecture by an evolutionary biologist in which he was attempting to explain the existence of romantic love in the human species. His hypothesis was that while upgrading in terms of spouse might be rational for the individual doing the upgrading, the offspring would be endangered by the transition; either through neglect…

You Tell Me

The recent Strong Towns’ series on Cobb County, Georgia touched upon many of the issues endemic to the American Post War development pattern and the Growth Ponzi Scheme, but the financing of a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves was mentioned repeatedly as emblematic and symptomatic of the mistakes communities fall into as they chase…

FUBAR Fusion: TBA, TBD, and WTF

To create an exhaustive list of everything just in the downtown which desperately needs rehabilitation would be exhausting, and I’m lazy. I don’t mean to imply that everything could or should look like Main Street, just that even the most basic and functional places and spaces can reflect the humanity which in some way they…

Not On Fire

35 years ago I met a guy from Redding, California. He and I were both living in Spain at the time; estadounidenses from very different parts of the Estados Unidos. It is really just for that reason that I’ve had some notion as to the sort of community Redding was. Was. In the intervening decades…