I am avid traveler, adventurer, hiker, diver, kayaker, bicyclist and skier.
I live in a walkable, bikeable, transit-friendly neighborhood next to Boulder’s town center. I strive to be fun-loving, and a contemporary Renaissance Man. I love social events and conviviality.
I am an adrenalin junkie and sensation seeker. I live to feel speed, acceleration, the sensation of falling, and graceful movement, which explains my history of bicycling, dancing, skydiving, kayaking, skiing, scuba diving, football, hiking, world travel, and sightseeing in the world’s great cities.
I enjoy the enormous satisfaction of communicating new, unthought-of ideas to people, which explains the joy and the gratification I feel in delivering public speeches, and writing about town design and transportation. I love knowing that I have taught someone — particularly students — something that has been important to the direction of their life. There is little that I enjoy more than being responsible for inspirationally turning on a “lightbulb” in someone’s head. Being responsible for an epiphany.
I get vicarious thrills out of showing people things I have previously enjoyed, and then observing others find the same enjoyment. That explains my gratification in being a tour guide.
In sum, I enjoy passion. Both in the things I experience directly, and the things I experience indirectly through others.
In my professional career, I am in Who’s Who for the South & Southwest. My most recent book is 50 Years of Adventures, Debacles and Achievements: The Story of My Life. Order the paperback version at http://goo.gl/9S2Uab Before that, I published The Car is the Enemy of the City (WalkableStreets, 2010), which can be purchased here http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-car-is-the-enemy-of-the-city/10905607 My earlier book, The Road to Ruin, was published by Praeger in 2003 http://www.amazon.com/Road-Ruin-Introduction-Sprawl-Cure/dp/0275981290. I am a contributing author to New Urbanism & Beyond, published by Rizzoli Publishers. I am a Complete Streets Instructor for the National Complete Streets Coalition. I am an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I served on the Boulder CO Transportation Advisory Board for five years. I have served as the Chair of the Mapleton Hill PorchFest in Boulder since 2011. I have brewed my own beer, wine and cider, make my own pasta, and have run the New York City Marathon.
I started this adventure travelogue in October 1995.
You can visit my other websites as follows:
Urban Design Blog:
Plan B Blog:
YouTube video library: