I have worked in art galleries, movie theaters, internet start-ups that barely started, architecture firms, defunct record stores, publishers, theater companies, bakeries, non-profits, historic sites, parks, and museums. Currently, I live and work in the Santa Cruz Mountains greeting visitors to a Quaker retreat center. I am too busy hugging all these redwood trees to wonder too much how it all fits together but I am attempting to take some of my ample spare time to work through the issues that fascinate me.
The perspective of this blog is simply one of stewardship. The care and maintenance of the built and the unbuilt environment can be complementary and bringing them together is a necessary step for basic human health, happiness, and long-term survival. None of this is manageable without an appreciation of history and a careful analysis of past and future purposes.
Also, buildings and boats and trees and flowers are pretty.