The land use and mobility goals of the Parole Town Center Master Plan are incoherent and there needs to be real change if we want the area to be more than an inside out mall that you have to drive to.… Read More Can Parole Ever Be Anything But An Inside Out Mall?
My day job at NASA came to an end July 30, 2021 after 35 years. Here’s a recap of the last five months since then and how I’ve moved on.… Read More T Plus 5 Months: Every Day Is Saturday
What, if anything, should Maryland do about the Bay Bridge? Now that the process for doing something, or not, is gaining steam, there is a lot of less than nuanced discussion around the process, so I want to share my opinions on what we should do.… Read More Bridging the Gap
In August 2021 Charles and I finally hit the road for the 2021 Excellent Adventure, a three day unsupported bikepacking trip on the Pine Creek Rail Trail in north central PA. What’s with the post name? Read on to find out!… Read More Road To The Future
The June – really the last year – Snipe Circuit ending with the 2021 Snipe Nationals is a wrap!… Read More The June 2021 Snipe Circuit
Short term rentals have been professionalized far beyond their original intent with deleterious effects.… Read More Housing, Not Lodging
It was a little Frigid and breeze never got out of single Digits at the 2020 Snipe Frigid Digit on October 3-4, but in the world of COVID, it was a fun, crystal clear fall weekend with a great turnout of new and old Snipe sailors alike! with both “pandemic regattas”, the Colonial Cup and Frigid Digit, in the rear view mirror, we are happy to report neither of these has had any negative effects. Taking reasonable precautions with some sacrifices has allowed us to continue to do what we love at very low risk.… Read More 2020 Frigid Digit: Another COVID Regatta Success
The Internet Archive – also known as the Wayback Machine – is one of those most amazing pieces of internet technology that just chugs along in the background. As they say, once something is posted online, it never goes away and in many cases, that’s a good thing! As we age and history gets fuzzier, this is a great resource to remember the real deal.… Read More The Wayback Machine – or is it the WABAC Machine?
I don’t typically discuss my day job on this blog because it is really about what I do in my “leisure time” and I prefer to talk about bikes, boats and urbanism, which are my current extracurricular passions. But I had this great opportunity for a retrospective of my career at NASA and it was been a fantastic ride!… Read More A Break From My Regularly Scheduled Program
In June, I had a free ranging discussion with Scott MacMullan about development, Strong Towns, and biking and the incentives that drive them on his ‘Annapolis Podcast’. I really enjoy these kinds of conversations.… Read More Alex Pline on Pricey Luxury Condos, Parking Lots, and Cycling in Annapolis