Economy

    Sustainable Me

    January 2, 2017
    Photo credit: Bill Sperry

    Our gens english lit curriculum included:

    I never dared to be radical when young
    For fear it would make me conservative when old.
    –Robert Frost ‘Ten Mills,’ A Further Range, 1936

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    Housing

    Never Let a Housing Crisis Go to Waste

    We got this call from an old friend in the Valley where we used to live, asking if we know of anyone who might help a 15-year-old student find a place to live. He…

    December 8, 2016
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    Food

    Beyond the Cook Book

    For all the talk and shows and the endless stream of books, it seems Americans are still not cooking at home. Here’s a neuroscience Ph.D.’s take on the subject. I think she nailed it,…

    December 8, 2016
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    Economy

    Fuck-You Money

    In August, 2016, the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study In Behavior Sciences hosted a lecture. “Climate Change and the Future of Work” was the title, but the lecturers broadened it out to discuss…

    December 8, 2016
  • Canned Salmon

    Why Canned Salmon?

    The term “inflection point”, is being used often in the dynamic world of rapid business change. For example, “land line use has reached an inflection point” as we transition to cell phones. Observers of the…

    December 8, 2016
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    Education

    The University of the Street

    Did I mention that our new houseguest is a high-school student in Portland, Maine’s new magnet  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) school? Because we signed on as his legal guardians for the duration…

    December 8, 2016
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    Transportation

    Gotta Go

    The saga of the Jefferson Parkway around Denver is so emblematic that we all ought to read and remember how we got this way. Let’s start in 2009, with this Westword article, and then…

    December 8, 2016