“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Houston on the Rise

This nearly gets it right. Much better would be to say: where I live, Montrose, is the closest to the center of a city, with tons of art, much of it free, that you will now get if you are in the 99%.

Around every corner of this neighborhood there is now a frantic construction project.

The Dean, several colleagues, and many business people, along with all kinds of races and classes, live in these streets.

Just walked to Indika last night, the best Indian restaurant I've been to period. Next to Uchi, the best Japanese.

1 comment:

Nick Guetti said...

I don't think the article gets it anywhere near right, particularly when the benefits only apply to what should be very obviously ephemeral periods of energy resource bounty...I mean, we should know better by now. It would take many of these "aspiring cities" very little of a push to become economic ghost towns. My advice is to start as big a community garden as y'all can grow...preferably at least 10 acres.