The Wildflower Wars

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May 152008
 

A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for the master-planned communities that spread like invasive weeds along the edges of urban areas across the West. How are the wildflower wars being waged, and why is it important to have natural yards in cities, anyway? Here’s my take: http://americancity.org/daily/entry/834/

Dark Skies, Bright Future?

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Feb 122008
 

I’ve always been intrigued by light pollution, those cool global maps showing artificial light on Earth, from space. So for this week’s The Next American City blog entry, that’s just what I wrote about: http://americancity.org/updates/blog/2008/dark-skies-bright-future/ Dark skies are on my mind because in the next few weeks I hope a) to travel a bit farther […]

Next American City Magazine Blog

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Dec 112007
 

I’ve been recruited to write a weekly blog entry for The Next American City magazine’s blog, and my first entry appeared today: “A Jaguar in the Backyard.” Look for my second entry tomorrow (Tuesday), and then new entries each Tuesday. You can see these entries and the other interesting city-related blog entries at: http://americancity.org/updates/category/blog/ .

And I’m Following Sister Joan, Too

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Aug 082007
 

For more than 2 months now I’ve had the June 2007 issue of The Sun crammed into my backpack, with the goal of reading James Kullander’s interview with Sister Joan Chittister, titled “Be Not Silent: Sister Joan Chittister Speaks Out On War, Feminism, And The Catholic Church.” Today, finally, I read the interview, and was […]