About me

Gender Male
Location Game Over, Post-industrial, United States
Introduction "The future is to me utterly unattractive..." -Winston Churchill to his mother (circa 1896); .....“Don’t buy upgrades. Ride up grades.” ~ Eddy Merckx
Interests urban planning, urban design, architecture, new urbanism, North Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Senegal, Mali, France, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Ukraine, Brazil, Venezuela, Simon Bolivar, oil and gas, peak oil, climate change, energy economics, bicycling, vintage bicycles, road bikes, road racing, Spring Classics, endurance riding, agriculture, chickens, permaculture, localism, resilience, food, cooking, tea, coffee, cooperatives, pottery, painting, writing, photography, music, history, Industrial Age, Victorian, Edwardian, Gothic Revival, Guilded Age, Art Nouveau, Belle Époque, Fin de Siècle, The Great Depression, Winston Churchill, WWI, WWII, Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Post-Industrial Age, degrowth, playing golf, Yay! What?
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia, Jour de Fete, Bande à Part, Stripes, Doctor Zhivago, African Queen, Reds, Love and Death, film noir, nouvelle vague, zombie movies, bike racing movies, Jack, Brangelina, Bill Murray, Alan Arkin
Favorite Music Air, Belleruche, Puracane, Parov Stelar, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Electrelane, Flunk, Ms. John Soda, Asteroid #4, Thievery Corporation, Department of Eagles, Hess is More, The Golden Palominos, Pixies, The Smiths, Camera Obscura, Color Filter, Francoise Hardy, Human League, Ivy, Joy Division, New Order, Tinariwen, Wreckless Eric, Black Mountain, Cat Power, Emilíana Torrini, Galt McDermott, Lisa Hannigan, Aimee Mann, Pylon, Meghan Wolf, Bent, Tape Five, Club des Belugas, Bebo Best, Moby, Dean Martin, David Bowie, Stripmall Architecture, 3-11 Porter, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Natalie Walker, Kate Bush, Mimi Page, Unnatural Helpers, White Fence, Nouvelle Vague, Chinese Man
Favorite Books Melville, London, Conrad, Kerouac, Hemingway, Twain, G. Marquez, Faulkner, Flannery O'Conner, Walker Percy, Carson McCullers, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, E. Bronte, Kosinski, American, English, M. Amis, Russian, John Reed, French classic literature, historical fiction, historical erotic fiction, hysterical erotic fiction, hysterical southern erotic fiction, southern gothic fiction, history of western civilization, south america, To Kill A Mockingbird, Passing Bells, Circles of Time, City of Light, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The German Generals Speak, Pegasus Bridge, Geography of Nowhere, The Long Emergency, Possession, Brothers Karamazov, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book.