Welcome!

I think this is an appropriate image for this period of reorganizing. It is a walk among the weeds, and I say that for one reason.  The image above is not rearranged by some poor fool insisting on being noticed with a pile of rocks to note a path for a wanderer. Do not worry, I’ve been to this place. It doesn’t take long to discover that fool’s existence. He left a bottle cap, the kind you had to pry off to add a bit of rusty desperation. It dissolves to this day and disappears much like the following list of the last forty-eight months.

Most recent stuff, well sort of, because some of it gets new because I AM REORGANIZING!

Review the Rules

Rules In all of our worlds (social, political, economic, biometric) we are searching for things considered necessary. We see closed doors, glass ceilings, and tables with no invitations. The good news is we have a set of new rules that could make change more positive. A way to develop answers to questions about change rest … Continue reading Review the Rules

CD Choice

Examine Your Lack of Choice On June 26, 2018, the residents of the Ninth Congressional District had an opportunity to test leadership in Congress on criteria established by voters. Clarke won by a slim margin. Challenged again in 2020 she won again big time. Adem Bunkedekko was the closest rival, capturing 17% of the vote … Continue reading CD Choice


Brownsville

I built playgrounds in the early 70s because it was my job. One of them was on the block bounded by Park Place and Sterling Place between Howard and Saratoga. It came to mind when Hilton Als said the word Brownsville as a place he knows. I was listening to parts of his essay “Homecoming” … Continue reading Brownsville

Club Democrats

Take a look at all of the “political clubs” in Brooklyn.  Rarely are these outfits exposed as viable components of local leadership, merely those who have a detailed understanding of the inner workings, tips, and tricks of a Board of Elections system that needs to be Repealed and Replaced. Congress Member for Life Why did … Continue reading Club Democrats

Tale of Two CTs

Robert Venturi once observed Las Vegas as the only uniquely American expression of architecture. No one ever says it is a product of thoughtful planning. In 2006, when MGM Mirage and partners decided to build City Center, Las Vegas, NV, the news in New York aptly described it as an entertainment-based retail project. A comparison … Continue reading Tale of Two CTs

In the Wind

On January 4, 2013, The New York City Independent Budget Office of New York City published a study on the cost of Hurricane Sandy in overtime pay. As part of that study, the chart below illustrates who made the most money. There is a way to look at this sarcastically but helpfully. The Police as … Continue reading In the Wind

Represent Us! Damn It!

Unbreaking America: Justice For Sale, an 8-minute short film Expose the connection between the prison industry and our corrupt political system. The failure of America’s criminal justice system is a failure to trust. Trust this film. Pass the word. Desmond Meade was in prison for 3-years, and Omar Epps grew up with the system stacked … Continue reading Represent Us! Damn It!

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