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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

At Lincoln House: Teardowns and the value of land Lincoln Institute comments on teardowns: QUOTE …teardowns in established neighborhoods with good density can be a green concept — better than building something new in a cornfield miles away, smart growth advocates would argue. Teardowns take advantage of existing urban infrastructure. And while embodied energy is […]

New tricks

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Last night I took my first drawing class in decades. It was a blast – and a real mental work-out. I left feeling positively cross-eyed, my brain having gotten a rewiring to remember. The last drawing class I ever took was in Munich, with Peter Zeiler, …in the late 1970s. The late 70s, people, happened […]

You asked: Usana is my vitamin supplement of choice

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The other day, Raul Pacheco-Vega asked via Facebook whether any of his friends recommend taking vitamin supplements, and if ‘yes,’ which ones. Instead of just replying on his wall, here’s a quick post about my supplement of choice, Usana, and why it works for me. As the company’s corporate blog notes: USANA Health Sciences is […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities Not as powerful, perhaps, as photos of Detroit’s ruins, these aerial shots of nature overtaking formerly built-up urban areas is startling in its own way: QUOTE As with many industrial cities in America at the time, post-war St. Louis […]


Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

In lieu of changing code in my header template (not even sure I can do that with a multi-user [MU] WordPress blog like this one) which would black out this blog completely, I’m instead posting a small badge as a reminder to keep pushing Congress to do the right thing. As the Oatmeal points out, […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

Food Culture in Boston (or lack thereof) – Greater Boston Area – Chowhound Interesting article about the Boston foodie culture, and how it measures up to other cities. tags: restaurants boston foodies A Sculpture of Our Transportation Future – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities I looked at the video included here, and I […]

How to avoid getting bumped

Monday, January 9th, 2012

How to avoid getting bumped? Get there earlier. Today I was bumped from two events I had hoped to attend. It was my fault, solely: I misjudged how committed Portland residents are to local events. First, I wanted to sign up to Creative Mornings‘ Portland event, ROUND TABLE WITH THE ADX CREW & COMMUNITY, which […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

THE Q&A: AUSTIN WILLIAMS, URBANIST | More Intelligent Life Yes! Thank you Austin Williams. Chalk me up as another human tired of misanthropy. QUOTE Q: In your book you argue that instead of worrying about the unsustainable growth of cities we should embrace urbanisation. Why? A: People are not the problem, they are the solution, […]

A new year: what’s my tree?

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Today I have no weekly Diigo links post on offer – I spent so much time on the road, and then resettling back into having the kids “home,” that reading fell by the wayside. Note the scare quotes around the word home… We’re all quite unsettled, living in temporarily rented furnished quarters, without any of […]

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