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“What matters now”: importance of conservation

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

I’m reading What Matters Now, the free e-book (PDF here) produced by Seth Godin (with contributions by ~60 [I think] different writers: short, single-page length nuggets of wisdom or inspiration or questions to ponder). On page 37 I came across the entry by Piers Fawkes, whose PSFK site, with its global orientation, I used to […]

Bridging obsessions

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Given my recent obsession with a local bridge – Victoria’s Johnson Street Bridge, a bascule bridge designed by Joseph Strauss (see my article, Blue Bridge blues) – it makes sense that I’d be enthralled by manager‘s article on Hamburg’s storied bridges. Granted, Victoria has nothing on Hamburg in the bridge department: the latter is, […]

New site: Johnson Street Bridge DOT org

Friday, July 24th, 2009

I’m involved with Mat Wright and Ross Crockford in a new website, Johnson Street Bridge. Please check it out. And please take a look at my first blog post there, Bad Reason, 1, subtitled “Bad reasons to spend money on JSB replacement.” I worked up some steam about what I consider bad civic leadership around […]

Last FOCUS mag uploads now on Scribd

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I just uploaded my May and June FOCUS Magazine articles to – and wow, I guess I was so pissed off about the idiot letter in the May issue (which was in response to my April article, It’s the people, stupid) that I didn’t even notice until now how badly the magazine had botched […]

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