We recently had the great fortune to spend time with an old friend on two continents to help with getting his new boat from her origin in France to her mooring in Massachusetts. In every way it was the experience of a lifetime. … Read More Feisty Girl – A 3 Part Experience Of A Lifetime
We did the “Petite Trans Virginia” route, a four day, self supported bikepacking trip through the northern half of the Shenandoah Valley and continuing on through Washington DC home to Annapolis. Hills and gravel roads galore!… Read More Bikepacking The Petite Trans VA Route
The Westfield Annapolis Mall is for sale (again). This should come as no surprise given the changes in the retail scene over the last 20 years, the 2007 economic crisis and the latest effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The big question is “Now What”?… Read More The Annapolis Mall Is For Sale (Again)… Now What?
Annapolis is going to decide on Monday whether to enter into a Public Private Partnership (P3) to rebuild the Hillman Parking Garage downtown and do the City Dock Project. I submitted my thoughts on the subject as written testimony to the City Council.… Read More Hillman Garage and City Dock P3
A recent project that came before the Annapolis Planning Commission was made very challenging by the planning dogma that arose in the mass suburbanization era of the last half of the 20th century. The choices made 40-50 years ago to the development pattern in Annapolis that seemed like the next great thing at the time required us to choose the least bad option. What can we learn from that?… Read More Dealing With The Planning Dogma Of The Past
I had intended to do a Florida “coast 2 coast” three day ride from Titusville to St Pete, but given the massive cold front that blasted all the way through Florida with predicted overnight temps in the 30s, we called an audible and surfed the cold front to Miami, our eventual destination. Since it was even cold there, we decided to keep going to the keys. I have always wanted to do the full distance of the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage Trail and so decided to ride to Key West instead.… Read More Miami to Key West Ride
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