University North Park & Its Misvision

A lot has happened since my last posting. The screen of my Surface Pro 3 cracked (my fault), so I’ve been using a 10 year old Dell that’s still going. You might have seen me at City Council or met me in the street, and I’ve been on both. I’ve been providing some Facebook ‘Live’…

Sumptuous Spartan-Vegetarianism

Today I went to buy some washable pain and stopped in Aldi’s. Within 30 minutes I had purchased artichoke hearts, olives, quinoa, a loaf of bread, 3 different types of sauces, a jar of mayonaise, garlic powder, merechino cherries, cans of kidney beans, sweet corn, frozen fruit, honey, fresh vegetables, and frozen, all for less…

Onward Norman Soldier

Without my intention, I’ve become a journalist of sorts. I’m in a position such that, I can contemplate the problems & challenges that the city is facing and devote such a significant amount of time to the problems, that, as the clarity of the ‘solutions’ increases, I feel an even greater responsibility, to test the…

Football as ‘Art’ and Spectacle’s impact on Culture

What makes Football an Art? Its pursuit of ‘perfection’ is what makes Football an Art. That ‘pursuit’ consists of strategy, the flow of competition, the disciplined preparation, dietary restrictions, not to mention the precision movements of the human body being, and geometric connections that can be experienced when someone, [Sportscaster voice) “breaks a tackle, gets…

Should’ve been streaming…

The City Council Study Session tonight was on the Budget, and it demanded serious attention. The University North Park program & its obligations are complex and require context, which is why I wish I had gone ‘Live’ on Facebook, but I got caught-up in the moment…I did the same thing at the school board last…

Planting towards ‘Perfection’

Fruit trees are so easy to plant. It takes about 30 minutes, and that’s if you turn the process into a relaxed cardio workout (w/ or w/out accomplices). Gardens aren’t any more difficult. Dig a hole, plant a seed, repeat. Does it really matter if someone ‘steals’ what’s grown? Is that the entire purpose of…

Transcending Our Sensibilities & ‘Saving’ Us from Ourselves

I must admit that I was a Von Hayek styled Free Marketeer, and I still am in some ways, however the inevitability of ‘imperfect information’ in the market, makes ‘imperfect’ markets the inevitable result. That ‘imperfection’ & imbalance has not arisen merely from the ‘greed’ of corporations, but from the failure of the populous to…

The Thesis of Citizen Solutions…

I’ve never liked the idea of ‘Mission Statements’, but the connotation of ‘Thesis’, seems like a good substitute. I never rec’d my Masters of become a Doctor of Studentology, so maybe I subconsciously created Citizen Solutions to become that? No plaques on the wall, but Citizen Solutions & ‘Studentology’ get to be my ‘babies’ in…

Oklahoma’s Rally for Teacher Respect

It’s been little more than 24 hours since I left the capital; having demonstrated my guarded-solidarity w/ walking-out Teachers. I was reticent to make the drive, as I had no idea where I would set-up, but also b/c I knew that my message wouldn’t find much of an audience.; and may even be conflated with…