I’m a leftist puritan grinch or, buy your way to a merry Christmas

Tom is on a roll; another interesting These Days on KPBS. The topic for this segment is consumerism and the holidays. His guests were Kalle Lasn of Adbusters, the always entertaining Rev Billy Talen of the Church of Stop Shopping, and Philip Gay, professor and chairman of the sociology department at San Diego State University. […]

Calgary sprawl

(This is an older post that I never got around to publishing) I certainly can’t fault Jim Kunstler’s view of recent development in Calgary – “..archetypal city of immense glass boxes in a sterilized center surrounded by an asteroid belt of beige residential subdivisions.” It is sadly, very true. The last 15 years of Calgary […]