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Sustainable, Livable Communities & Aging in Place

October 18, 2012
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I presented at the American Planning Association – Delaware/Maryland Annual Conference today. I was asked onto the panel by the impressive Debra Young, an occupational therapist and owner of of Empowerability, LLC. The other esteemed panelist was Alex Chen, Ph.D., a planning professor from University of Maryland.  I learned from both of them. This was… Continue Reading Sustainable, Livable Communities & Aging in Place

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Some Simple Economics

October 1, 2012
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I am not qualified to discuss more than simple economics. As we near the election, there is some discussion of Medicare and other senior related issues.  It’s a good idea to have our own thoughts on these issues. I wrote about some still good ideas following the last election. Here are more. Before we get… Continue Reading Some Simple Economics

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Dear Governor O'Malley (President Obama, Secretary Sebelius, etc.)

May 17, 2009

I sent a letter to my Governor, Martin O’Malley of Maryland last week. The subject – good ways to use the stimulus money – has been on my mind. I sent notes to Obama web sites during the transition. I am not sure who to reach and how. The essence is copied below. “I hope… Continue Reading Dear Governor O'Malley (President Obama, Secretary Sebelius, etc.)

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Grass Roots 2.0

January 30, 2009

The evolution of the web from dynamic information provider to interactive meeting place is called 2.0. Grass Roots 2.0 is a similar extension of social marketing and political advocacy to grass roots behavior. News articles on the web change throughout the day- dynamic, but often the comments are more revealing- interactive- people participating in the… Continue Reading Grass Roots 2.0

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Low Cost, Low Tech FIRST please, Mr. Obama

December 3, 2008

As a carpenter and a long time advocate of simpler I generally check for the low tech solution first. Sometimes a nail or screwdriver is plenty. A nail gun or a power drill/driver is not needed. The tools costs less, the fastener costs less and the time to do it, the effort expended is much… Continue Reading Low Cost, Low Tech FIRST please, Mr. Obama

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