Category: Urban Living

As more young people are drawn to urban cores, the topic of urban living becomes increasingly popular. It includes subjects like mass transit, bike infrastructure, Complete Streets, climate change adaptation, homelessness and workforce housing. Living in a city has unique challenges but also loads of benefits. Read some of my essays about city life.

Owning a car after not owning a car

Owning a car after not owning a car

As you may have noticed, it’s been a while since I’ve shared a post. A lot of things have changed in my life since then, not the least of which is owning a car. How did I come to own a car? Well, I’m going to tell you. For those who don’t know, I’ve been self employed for …

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The Art of Conversation

The Art of Conversation

I have an uncanny ability to talk to anyone. From farmer to lawyer, from student to teacher, from mechanic to millionaire – I can have an interesting conversation with just about anyone. Conversations are a great way to learn about the world and foster a sense of community with those around you. That is why I have honed …

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We’re all in this together so don’t be a douche

We’re all in this together so don’t be a douche

WARNING: Rant with harsh language I just attended one of the most amazing musical performances I have ever witnessed. It was The Indigo Girls playing with a full orchestra on the stage of the Mahaffey Theater here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Every song was a dramatic journey from start to finish. It was enchanting, and I was …

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Why I’m Moving away from Rutland

Why I’m Moving away from Rutland

You’ve probably heard by now that I’m moving away from Rutland back to St. Petersburg, Florida. I’m sure this caused you to make all sorts of assumptions and jump to all sorts of conclusions. I’m writing this post to set the record straight. No, I do not hate Rutland. In fact, Rutland has little to do …

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Vermont’s new recycling law

Vermont’s new recycling law

Despite Vermont’s reputation as  being “green”, we have a record of recycling only half of what could be recycled here in the state.  The problem: we have one small landfill that was getting landFULL!  And that landfill has now been closed due to noxious odor problems.  All around the country, people send plastic bags full …

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Coffee shops

Coffee shops

While living in Florida, I discovered that I love coffee shops.  They were a great place for meeting clients or friends, and I always ran into people I knew.  If I can be within bicycling or walking distance to a coffee shop for the rest of my life, I can be happy.  Today, my office …

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