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

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,

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

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.

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

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