Thanks to the infinitely patient David Haddad, webmeister and brand-building guru, I’m happy to introduce a more user-friendly blog that nests comfortably within a streamlined website. You can explore the site to learn more about the work I do in journalism, criticism, consulting, public speaking and teaching. It is a rewarding if accidentally hybridized life I have ended up leading, but I feel these several endeavors speak richly to each other.
First of all David has made it extremely easy to sign up to receive blog posts and other updates. You can simply insert your email where is says “subscribe” on this page and you are in! I am not selling your contact information to anyone or giving it away without your permission. You can easily halt the not-overwhelming flow by contacting me directly. David has made it easy to share anything you like (or prefer to make fun of). You can even select text and post it on a variety of social-media platforms.
Because there are not so many blogs on some of the topics I engage, your support (by signing up and sharing what interests you) will help to build a larger audience interested in topics too often discussed simplistically, which include architecture, cities, and environmental sustainability. I obsess about infrastructure, the design of the workplace, housing policy, how we commemorate events and people important to us. I’ve begun a new book, “Stories Cities Tell about the Future,” that will present emerging urban challenges in a series of individual voices. It’s still taking shape, so more anon. I hope to touch on issues of living with physical disabilities, since that is personal with me.
A good editor would say that’s too diffuse a list of concerns, but it is true to me, and an authentic voice is what I think is best about blogging.
I hope you enjoy what you read, and I hope you’ll help me enrich the conversation by responding and sharing what you enjoy. Warmest regards.