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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Sprawl? No, small.
I've been thinking a lot about suburban sprawl (again), especially after watching James Howard Kunstler's talk on TED.com. Mr. Kunstler's book "The Long Emergency" covered the topic well, along with related subjects such as peak oil. It has been an essential issue to be resolved for many years, not just because gas has hit $3 a gallon again.
On a related note, if anyone has read Bill McKibben's new book "Eaarth", let me know what you think of it (I haven't read it yet). Also, if you attended his talk at the Urban Ecology Center in Milwaukee last night (Friday, April 16th), let me know how that went.
I was born in the back seat of a Greyhound bus, rollin' down Hiway 41.
But really, I grew up in Cedarburg, WI, middle/working class. Have had an assortment of careers: Shipping/receiving/forklift driver, Punch-press set up & operator, computer programmer, insurance sales (wow did that suck), bookseller.
I have two great children, both living in Portland, Oregon. I'm married to the beautiful & vivacious Jill. Have lived in Bay View (Milwaukee) for 9 years. Now working (as of September 2013) for Downtown Books in Milwaukee (http://www.downtownbooksonline.com/).