Charlie was a dear friend, a rare friend, one who cared about his friends and everyone Continue reading
This family history tells about three generations of Seiters on their farm in Arkansas. Continue reading
In late 2004 I received a Journalism Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund. Continue reading
I met Dobra Bielinski in a history colloquium at UIC, Continue reading
This article appeared in the APA International Division’s newsletter (2016 pre-conference issue), called A Planner’s work…
It contains a reference to Steve’s white paper, Impending revolution in planning practice
It’s always interesting to watch a real planner at work, and even more interesting when s/he is working 7,000 miles from home. I was in Dubai for a few days last year when Stephen Goldie, an Australian who I first met at a CNU conference some years ago, invited me to visit him in Al Ain. Continue reading
One night I went to a party in an artist’s apartment in Pilsen. It was a little basement apartment crowded with people and the guy’s paintings. A belly dancer came from behind curtains. Stepping onto a little carpet, she went into a slow, strange gyrating dance. I liked it so much I wrote an article about the dancer.
I received a journalism fellowship in ’04 to traverse Europe’s farm markets, but I couldn’t break away til the fall of ’06. I saw cows, goats and pigs in five countries and talked to farmers who leave their wild boars to eat acorns in the forest. I learned about chestnuts in Italy. I produced little journalism from it but wrote this little essay.
I visited this estate several times while working in Sâo Paulo during the autumn of 2004, which was spring in Brazil. It’s a big coffee estate that Marcos Croce wants to return to the old organic ways and even improve them with new knowledge. I found the place and the people fascinating and wrote this story.