• How green is this Apple?

    I've been a dedicated user of Apple products for 20 years—but Tim Cook's assertion that Apple's new headquarters will be the "greenest building on the planet" is absurd. To get a sense of scale of Apple's new Cupertino campus, Josh Arcurio superimposed it on Midtown Manhattan. It takes up 30-plus...Read more
  • Yes, small-scale development can survive gentrification

    Oak Cliff, Dallas, went through the typical waves of gentrification. The creative types began to move in during the 1990s, followed by middle class families and young professionals, followed by the current wave of developers. Attached is a photo that developer/designer John Anderson provided of...Read more
  • An Olive Branch from the Middle East

    While the election is taking up much of the current press, the budget deficit and continually looming government shutdown still continues to be a problem. However, a proposal has been made for our nation’s capital to withstand a cost saving measure - and this one affects all of us, residents and...Read more
  • No infrastructure repair

    After spending two weeks driving in France, I was impressed by the quality of the roads. The asphalt surface seemed far superior to US roads, as I did not experience the rhythmic bumps that I am used to when driving in America. By US standards the cost of gasoline was exorbitant and my empirical...Read more