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 ...

snow day

Posted on Jan 11, 2011 in Atlanta, landscape, people, urbanism | 3 Comments

9:00 am It is snowing in Atlanta. It has been snowing all night. There is a nervous excitement about the people—maybe panic is the better word. The city is not equipped to handle even the meager accumulation—I haven’t seen any of the snowplows or salt trucks that are ubiquitous among northern cities. Nobody owns a ...