Category Archives: Environment (sustainability, livability, etc.)

Sustainability, livability, etc.

When I know the price of gas is too high.

The subject of gasoline price comes up frequently in everyday conversations and in the media, and it always seems to be in the context of its high cost. The discussions or exhortations generally rotate among themes of “who is to blame?” “remember when?” and “it is so high it is going to ruin the economy.”…
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Let the Climate Change War Begin

Although many forward thinking folks have been fighting the Climate Change War for years, it looks like it is about to get serious. We have finally reached the point where over half of our citizens realize that climate change is real and believe we need to do something about it. Of course this doesn't apply…
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Vacation can be so depressing

We just got back from a week in Portland, Oregon. Fantastic place. Columbia River Gorge with beautiful hiking and falls, a stunning coast, tasty food, yummy craft brew and lots of pie shops. How could anyone be depressed in a place like that? Two words. Bike culture. Portland has an amazing system of bike lanes…
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Arlington – A Nice Place to Raise a Car.

First, I have to attribute the clever title inspiration to a quote from Geoff Nunberg, but it made me think about raising children in Arlington. There are many challenges to raising children here, yet people tend to keep doing it. Living in an area with such significant health dangers is probably the biggest concern. Our…
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