America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow It would indeed be ironic if the capitalist juggernaut that is America for the last 100-yeats came crashing down because it failed to heed the warning of Elinor Ostrom, Nobel … Continue reading NYTimes: America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow
RTD Denverhttps://www.rtd-denver.com/ is hosting a selective set of public meetings for the long promised frontrange #NorthWestRail corridor that was supposed to connect Denver to the ‘burbs and Boulder plus Longmont. There is a very long story to this, which goes … Continue reading Northwest Rail – Say what?
With the clock ticking on Windows-10 end-of-service/support and having had a pretty good experience with Windows-11, when Dell SupportAssist prompted me to trade-in I thought I’d have a look. I have 5x Small Form Factor (SFF) Windows-10 devices, 1x laptop … Continue reading Do Better Dell
Recycling plastic is increasingly pointless. In this post I provide some resources to learn why and some suggestions about what to do. I’ve been getting slowly more nihilistic about plastic recycling. I continually remind our family to cut the paper … Continue reading Admit It, Plastic Isn’t Really Recycled
I wrote the following as a thread on twitter yesterday, I thought it would be simpler than writing a blog post. It wasn’t. I do have the greatest empathy with the #LouisvilleCO residents who lost their homes. We can’t predict … Continue reading Resilience or Consequences
As America’s west starts to suffer the consequences of one of the deepest and most severe drought in a century, largely due to climate change but also large increases in population and construction, the conditions elsewhere are increasingly bad. We’ve … Continue reading Water wars and more
I’m not sure I accept the need for actual “slums”, but I definitely agree with the general proposal that cities need to “age in place”, both the people and the buildings. Gentrification has it’s place, but only when nothing else … Continue reading Cities Need Slums?
Eric Budd has an excellent letter in Boulder Weekly in response to an earlier Op-Ed by Gary Wockner. I never read Garys op-ed, but Erics response makes great reading. It eschews the accusatory, selfish language often found in driver vs cyclist exchanges, and focuses on the positive aspects of cycling in a community, much of which you’d never know unless you had cycled. Among other things, Eric says: Whether it’s riding bikes downtown for happy hour, to the grocery store or to go on a hike, putting people close to the places and services they need makes biking a great … Continue reading Bicyclists for people – Let’s be neighbors
I wrote an in Op-Ed in the Colorado Hometown weekly back in December 2018. On August 21st, CHW printed a follow-up. The website for the Hometown Weekly seems to have stopped updating back in April, so I’ve reproduced it here. It is, I think, very germain to the November Louisville CO election. There are 3x councillors and a new mayor up for election. I attended the City consultation on the Transportation Master Plan, and there are little to no improvements under discussion for Main St. Louisville can change and still be historic If things don’t change, they’ll stay the same, … Continue reading People not Parking – What Next for Louisville?
This is bound to come up here in #louisvilleCO sometime, given the city wants to expand downtown, and doesn’t have a parking solution. Back in my old town, Austin Texas, it’s still a thing. I read this excellent blog post by Meghan Skornia. I’d like to have commented on her blog directly, sadly it requires a facebook ID, which regular readers will know, I don’t have anymore. I tried to reply via twitter but it was typo-ridden and out of sequence. So, here it is with corrections. I lived on the 600-block of W Johanna St for 10-years. The block … Continue reading Residential Parking Permit Programs