It’s wild that the Developed world more or less intentionally went into a medically induced coma to shut down this virus with “only” a 1–3% fatality rate. I would not have predicted this as recently ...cont’d
Adjusting to the surreality of Social Distance Commutes. Traffic every day is like Christmas or quieter. Weird though that people are not driving any better, or more accurately any less rage-y and entitled. If anything ...cont’d
I worry that Portlanders, already prone to anxieties about personal space and body purity, are going to be psychically damaged by “social distancing.” Already I’m noticing people have stopped making eye contact, saying hello, etc. ...cont’d
So far this week I’ve made three trips to grocery stores. The first two stores were mostly well stocked except each store was missing some key item. Trader Joes had no coffee or canned tomatoes ...cont’d
From this Twitter thread
ca 2002 at Last Thursday on Alberta st., there was a 20-something white dude with dreadlocks, selling kombucha at a card table. In keeping with my life philosophy (“if it’s not ...cont’d
Almost every day I ride through Riverplace, a lovely wide car-free path, lined with shops & apartments, opening onto the Marina, just south of downtown. But I keep encountering signs that read:
PEDESTRIAN PRIORITY ZONE ...cont’d
I strongly SUPPORT the Residential Infill Project.
I could echo the hours of facts and math you’ve already heard about how RIP will help Portland. I think they are all accurate.
I could also appeal ...cont’d
The central urbanist question for moderately posh urbanites like myself is:
“should poor people be allowed to live in our neighborhood?”
If the answer is “no,” then let’s applaud our intellectual honesty, and bid this ...cont’d
What if humanity didn’t have access to eons of solar energy stored in the form of fossil fuels? What if our technological progress were constrained entirely by the energy falling on its surface, and not ...cont’d
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