Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

Note: this article was originally published on May 24, 2013 as the fifth installment of my six part series for Mismanaging Perception on the unsuccessful campaign to fluoridate Portland’s water supply. If you worked on the ‘Healthy Kids Healthy Portland‘ campaign promoting fluoridation of Portland’s legendary Bull Run fresh water, you’re probably not having the best week.  You’re probably thinking,… Continue reading Rebel Portland: Clean Water Warriors Claim Victory

Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. In the last two years I’ve written over 20 articles breaking down why the Columbia River Crossing freeway mega-expansion isn’t just failed transportation policy, but why it’s an outright nightmare totally out of line with the values our community champions.  From historical precedent, to strange-bedfellow political opposition, to austerity,… Continue reading Unmerciful Insanity: the Columbia River Crossing

IT’S THE FALSE DICHOTOMY, STUPID!

This article was originally published on Mismanaging Perception. “In 1980, whale watching surpassed whaling as an industry. Now it’s worth about four times as much. Whale watching provides far, far more jobs to people than whaling ever did.” ~ Paul Watson The argument goes something like this: ‘We recognize that the planet is dying, but… Continue reading IT’S THE FALSE DICHOTOMY, STUPID!