Raised in the midwest, schooled in the south, settled in the Pacific Northwest.  

The countryside sings to me; my people are suburban; my present and our best hope is the city.

I am a community-builder.  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.  

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