Monthly Archives: January 2011

DUST: The shoe may fit, but does the foot fit the stair?

In planning, as in any undertaking, when a certain prevailing goal asserts itself as the principal one, other objectives and their respective goals all too frequently become subordinate—such is the nature of prioritization. A no-brainer. In a conflict zone, urgency often triumphs over pragmatism. In Afghanistan, a dozen different units can lay claim to territories …Read more…

There was a parking lot…now it’s a peaceful oasis.

Hardly a month goes by—perhaps more like once a week—without some new artistic endeavor depicting contemporary life synecdochically through paved surfaces. We can all think of one. Whether the first that comes to mind for you is a song by Joni Mitchell (or maybe David Byrne), a Terry Gilliam movie, or a Kurt Vonnegut novel, …Read more…

Neither gone nor forgotten.

My apologies for being negligent of my blogging duties as of late. I haven’t forgotten, nor have I tried to let it drop–though this is the longest I’ve gone without a post since “Dirt” began. Work has been particularly intense lately and my health has not been 100%. BUT…I am working on a post and …Read more…