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10 September 2009
by andrew
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leaving one’s peers

The federal courts want me; the summons must have gone out just as I left California. I hope having moved to Canada is a good enough excuse to not have to serve on a jury in Los Angeles, but we’ll … Continue reading

1 February 2009
by andrew

сколько лет, сколько зим

I’m a huge fan of re-photography – the practice of re-staging old photographs as precisely as possible and then comparing the earlier and later. Third View, focusing on the American west, is a good example. But these shots of St. … Continue reading

4 September 2008
by andrew

cultural geography

Isn’t Wasilla really more of a suburb than a small town? The city website’s “At Work” page talks about “small-town living” but the statistics sure look like “suburb” (or “exurb”): One of the Mat-Su Borough’s chief exports is labor. Wasilla … Continue reading

21 July 2008
by andrew

the other side of outsourcing

Following up on my recent immigration/emigration post: it appears that the U.S. economic slowdown is leading American jobs lost overseas to be lost – overseas: That does not mean the emerging world is buffered completely, particularly if both the United … Continue reading

17 July 2008
by andrew

a nation of immigrants

I’ve been wondering for some time if there’s a chance that if there’s a prolonged economic downturn, a significant number of Americans won’t just see their jobs moved overseas, they’ll begin to follow them. I’m sure it’s extremely unlikely: a … Continue reading

12 July 2008
by andrew
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the west “coast”

The geographical problems with this paragraph leave me nearly speechless: Do you really need to ask? Obviously, I’m for building high speed rail. The California coast is a potentially excellent rail corridor with a whole bunch of kinda close urban … Continue reading

8 April 2008
by andrew


Reading this post and especially the comments had me thinking about a couple of things from my childhood: 1. I grew up hearing a lot of Mandarin and Hakka. I don’t remember a time when I was not offended by … Continue reading