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.