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CF Heterozygote, Self-Appointed Architecture Critic, Cooperator, Ratepayer Advocate

[N1303K is a mutation on Chromosome 7 associated with cystic fibrosis.  In case you were wondering.] 


"Think About Rosa Parks, Guys"

I'm asking nicely: Please leave our food co-ops alone. That's my reaction to the story I just read in the Keene Sentinel, and to this...

Why I am Not Donating to the Valley News

Twenty-five years ago, I relocated from Portland, Maine to Sharon, Vermont. And one of the first things I noticed upon arrival in the...

Sad News from Confederate Gulch

Of all the unusual places I've ever been -- everything from a tin mine in Siberia to a spent nuclear fuel pool in Maine -- none is more...

Penny Lane it Ain't

Here's the thing about me as an architecture enthusiast and occasional critic: I have no taste. Specifically, I have no training of...

Dorothy Hansine Andersen, Superstar

At the risk of repeating myself in tiresome fashion: If any woman in medical history is entitled to posthumous recognition by the New...

Gloom and Doom on Seventh Avenue in NYC

One strolled down Seventh Avenue in New York City between 31st and 33rd Streets like a god, and soon one will scuttle down that urban...

About that Red Ink at the Co-op

The management team at the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society noticed my post from yesterday, highlighting the fact that unaudited...

The Hill We Climb

The inaugural poem, recited at the Capitol on January 20, 2021 by poet Amanda Gorman When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find...

Ten Ways to Talk Back to Big Pharma

My daughter called it a "niche dad obsession" last year, back when she was in high school. Now that she's in college, learning a thing...


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