1. a thing that spoils or damages something.
2. Vacant, underutilized & sub-optimal Spaces
This photo series highlights vacant and underutilized areas of the city where redevelopment could build homes for people that are currently suffering long commutes to get into town. I started the #BoulderBlight hashtag on October 9, 2019 in an effort to atone for welcoming people to work in this town which lacks adequate housing options.
Continue reading Boulder Blight
This article was published as a guest opinion in the Daily Camera on Oct. 11 2019 under the title “Beware of false environmentalism in Boulder”. Please support local journalism!
Let’s consider Boulder’s city council candidates and how they feel about growth. The candidate’s positions fall on a spectrum of wanting intelligent growth, not wanting growth and some who would like to shrink Boulder, eliminate jobs, and preserve the town for the privileged elites who’ve made it here. Anti-density politicians who claim to care about the environment are the most hypocritical drivers of city policy.
In the decade I’ve lived in Boulder, my small business has grown to twenty people. Not all of us can afford to live where we work. There are some who consider my business to be part of the problem. But being lucky enough to live in Boulder has transformed my preferences, from tolerating being stuck in my car for hours a day, to finding the benefits of choosing to ride my bike rather than drive. Many of my currently commuting co-workers would like to be able to live like this.
Continue reading Boulder’s Sustainable Future is at Stake in November’s Election
There is some common ground between Boulder YIMBY and NIMBY: the dislike of vehicular congestion. The division arises from their principle areas of concern (highways vs streets) and what the optimal solution is (density vs exclusion).
Now that I live in the city limits, there is one more young-ish YIMBY who will be voting for smart re-zoning, inclusive housing policies which will increase density and enable more folks across the front range to live close to where they bike or walk to work.
Continue reading Boulder YIMBY vs NIMBY: finding common ground
Finely chopped green and/or purple kale
Finely chopped red onion
Apple cider vinegar
Olive oil ~50%
Salt & pepper
A touch of brown mustard
A dash of xylitol Continue reading Epic Koren Kale Salad
As my daughter develops in utero, listening to the story of how Juniper French came into existence made me particularly weepy.
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I really should update my blog more often. So much is going on in my life, unfortunately this space has gone stale.
In other news, SpaceX just landed the first stage of a rocket they used to launch a satellite into orbit, a monumental milestone in space exploration:
Those are some happy rocket scientists!
On my 14th trip to Asia over the last 3 years. I’ve spent 12.9% of my time here setting up factories to test cameras automatically and training people on how to use Imatest.
Amazing stuff goes on over here, but there’s no place like home.
Love our Colorado Fauna! The flora ain’t so bad either.
Mom and baby Mtn. Lion at 2:11 is the greatest.
And a mountain lion family I managed to capture myself last year
Note the 3rd lion at 0:19