Welcome!

I think this is an appropriate image for this period of reorganizing. It is a walk among the weeds, and I say that for one reason.  The image above is not rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry, I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that fool’s existence. He left a bottle cap, the kind you had to pry off to add a bit of rusty desperation. It dissolves to this day and disappears much like the following list of the last forty-eight months.

Most recent stuff, well sort of, because some of it gets new because I AM REORGANIZING!

Vote Early

Like any clear-headed voter, I was in shock following the “what happened” 2016 election. I turned to Jane Jacobs for help and went straight for Dark Days Ahead” in my library and came to this in the first chapter: “…the death or the stagnated moribundity of formerly unassailable and vigorous cultures is caused not by … Continue reading Vote Early

James Baldwin

I have no idea if Aeon Video is a good source to use, but these few minutes of James Baldwin are vitally important to recall as words spoken a half-century ago. Even more instructive is the obsequious British joy in gaining Balwin’s participation in their instruction, and then of the insight of Buckley who became … Continue reading James Baldwin


Review the Rules

Rules In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we search for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass ceilings, and tables with no invitations. The good news is we have a set of new rules that could make change more positive. A way to develop answers to questions about change rest with … Continue reading Review the Rules

CD Choice

Examine Your Lack of Choice On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional District had an opportunity to test leadership in Congress on criteria established by voters. Clarke won by a slim margin. Challenged again in 2020 she won again big time. Adem Bunkedekko was the closest rival, capturing 17% of the vote … Continue reading CD Choice

Brownsville

I built playgrounds in the early 70s because it was my job. One of them was on the block bounded by Park Place and Sterling Place between Howard and Saratoga. It came to mind when Hilton Als said the word Brownsville as a place he knows. I was listening to parts of his essay “Homecoming” … Continue reading Brownsville

Club Democrats

Take a look at all of the “political clubs” in Brooklyn.  Rarely are these outfits exposed as viable components of local leadership, merely those who have a detailed understanding of the inner workings, tips, and tricks of a Board of Elections system that needs to be Repealed and Replaced. Congress Member for Life Why did … Continue reading Club Democrats

Tale of Two CTs

Robert Venturi once observed Las Vegas as the only uniquely American expression of architecture. No one ever says it is a product of thoughtful planning. In 2006, when MGM Mirage and partners decided to build City Center, Las Vegas, NV, the news in New York aptly described it as an entertainment-based retail project. A comparison … Continue reading Tale of Two CTs

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