Monthly Archives: May 2012

On Banality

“This is why the suburban housing subdivisions are so sickening in their endless, banal replication. They deny and confute the tragic nature of life because they are places not worth caring about.” – James Howard Kunstler; Home From Nowhere; p. 22 I remember one of the moments when, as a child, I began to understand […]


For nearly three years now, I’ve wanted to start writing a blog about maps, data, places, spaces, technology, not-technology, policy, neighborhoods.  And yet I found I couldn’t.  I worried about having a “theme” and a “consistent voice.”  I worried about confusing and frustrating “my readers” (the hypothetical readers of a blog that does not yet […]