Raised in the midwest, schooled in the south, settled in the Pacific Northwest.
Rural and wild places are deep within me; my people are suburban; the city is my home and my work.
I am a community-maker. My tools are public space, public process and public institutions.
My teachers are humanists: Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder, EF Shumacher, Christopher Alexander, Charlotte Joko Beck, Alan Watts and Lao Tzu.
My family is first, second and last.
My affection is for all of us.