“POLITICAL ORDER AND POLITICAL DECAY: FROM THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION TO THE GLOBALIZATION OF DEMOCRACY” by Francis Fukuyama I highly recommend this book to anyone involved with public administration, civil service, or for anyone seeking a little context as to why our systems operate the way they do; for better or worse. My planning education emphasized more […]
Sturgeon’s revelation, “Ninety percent of everything is crap.” Just a reminder to focus our attention on the ten percent that isn’t. I came across this while reading, Dennett, D. C. Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. A really great philosophy book which breaks down consciousness and how we perceive / make sense of the world […]
Emily and I got out for a walk to the ocean during a break between two stormy weeks, between her finals, and between the holidays. We were treated to some spectacular clouds through Golden Gate Park.
I want to get back to Europe. I enjoyed Berlin. I’ve signed up for German 1 at City College of San Francisco. It will cost me less than $250 dollars for the semester. This was an easy decision.
I just got back from supporting a neighborhood beautification day at the Burrows Pocket Park in the Portola neighborhood. This is one of the neighborhood projects that I’ve been fortunate to work with during my time at San Francisco Public Works. The Burrows Pocket Park was created at the end of a dead-end street and […]