A warm welcome

…to my Weblog. I am a Chicago-based writer with interest in energy, infrastructure, construction, urban and regional planning. I like to write profiles of cities, people and places. I’ve also written about food, music and dance. I am coauthor of a book Beyond Burnham, now writing another.

I began writing for publication in 2000 while working in the planning group of a major metropolitan agency. Regional planning led me to reflect on many aspects of cities, land, nature and culture. I continue writing on a wide array of topics today. You will see a sampling of my published work and other essays on this website. Thank you!