it’s not all cake and sunshine

Posted on Feb 10, 2012 in Atlanta, buildings, food, landscape, people | 3 Comments

Wait a second maybe it is…at least it was last weekend. This has been the least wintery winter I have ever experienced — a far cry from a youth spent navigating lake effect snow blowing off Lake Erie, massive drifts fueling epic sledding, icicles hanging dangerously from sagging gutters, the cold instantly freezing all the ...

hangin’ with benny

Posted on Jul 25, 2011 in architecture, Atlanta, buildings, people, urbanism | 3 Comments

When Josh and Sarah and Fiona (aka dj baby chub-nuggetz) take off on family adventures, I am lucky enough to be asked to watch their house and hang out with the delightful Benjamin Michael Walter Nevis Lefrancois-Peterson. I think it’s a win-win situation. They don’t need to board the boy and I get to pretend ...

weekends

Posted on Mar 21, 2011 in Atlanta, food, landscape, milwaukee, urbanism | 2 Comments

I spent 48 hours in Milwaukee visiting my parents last weekend. It is still winter there. The political climate is even chillier. I don’t pretend to understand the far-reaching implications of budget cuts and labor unions or politics in general. When talk turns political, my shoulders tighten and my eyes glaze over – these conversations ...