Growing

Complementary Strategies for Affordable Housing and Carbon Cuts Zoning that creates walkable neighborhoods Transit that reaches out into the surrounding county. As an organic gardener for more than four decades, I am acutely aware of the interconnection of systems, both natural and cultural. In the same way that production of healthy…

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Showing up matters

I have always been an activist I’ve been willing to show up, to speak out, to press for change. Between the big marches and protests I have written and spoken out against environmental despoliation, injustice and senseless war. I have addressed students, church groups and conventions on matters of governance, environment and ethics…

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Cecil’s ark

I have adopted companion animals from shelters for my entire adult life. Alas, they move through this world a whole lot faster than we do, only one cat made it to 21 years, the redoubtable Pomonella. Here’s the crew hard at work in the office in 2015. Havoc was the eldest, at…

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A life in the arts

The creative arts have been a constant theme throughout my life and I bring that sensibility to my governing decisions. My plastic arts include sculpture, ceramics, wood carving, cartoons and most particularly, and recently, painting in oils. I have studied landscape painting with master artist John Mac Kah in the River Arts District…

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