Yearly Archives: 2017






I despise name-calling.  It’s the lowest form of communication, a cop-out, a diversion.  Instead of having a spirited debate that requires the patience for both talking AND listening, it’s quicker and easier to slap a label on a stranger that pre-emptively makes them wrong.  It’s not much of an accomplishment […]

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand


I fundamentally believe that we can have the kind of density and variety that delivers affordable housing without the kind of unfettered demolitions that undermine the results we’re trying to achieve.  Jim Lockhart’s program “A Growing Concern”  featured discussion recently about HB 2007, a new Oregon affordable housing bill that […]

Demolishing Affordability, a Growing Concern