OpEd Opinions, Letters, and Blogs I've written

These are opinions expressed about events of the world, America, The Pacific Northwest, Oregon, Portland, maybe even Southwest Portland. Maybe even my own front yard.

Keep Urban Natural Areas safe from Mountain Bikes!

My detailed comments on the Off-Road Cycling Master Plan [ORCMP] follow, ending with four action items for the City of Portland and Metro. LINK

Mountain Bikes don't belong in Natural Areas

Mountain Bikes are an intrusion on wildlife habitats, and they disturb the peace and quiet local natural areas offer to humans who visit them. LINK

A Case Against Mountain Biking in Natural Areas

Single track high-speed downhill flow trails for Mountain Bikes don't belong in protected natural areas. LINK

The Battle for Our Public Lands

The Über conservative (eg Tea Party) and über wealthy (eg Koch Bros) are makin' a grab for public lands, using every trick in the book. LINK

Will Mountain Bikers Overwhelm Protected Natural Areas?

Droves of Mountain Bikers (MTBs) may be coming soon to a natural area near you, if their lobbyists prevail. LINK

Portland Tribune Editorial on the RVNAMP

Deferred. LINK

Portland reservoir pee math works out in City Hall's favor

April 24, 2014
Guest opinion: With one act of public urination, a recent high school graduate stimulated more math and logic activity than the organizers of Math Awareness Month ever could have hoped. LINK


I started a Blog on Blogger in response to a challenge in the Oregonian - everybody should create a blog.

On Timberline Lodge

May 2005
Prepared for the 50th anniversary of RLK Company. LINK

Some Civic Brainstorming

October ~12, 2002
Comments submitted to Oregonian. (I don't recall is it was published.) LINK

Regional Transportation Plan

November 16, 1999
Comments submitted to Metro. LINK

The South/North light rail alignment

June 1998
Use people movers instead of crossing Willamette twice. LINK


May 1998
Letter to President Clinton following the shootings at Springfield High School LINK

Gasoline is a Drug

September 1990
An OpEd I wrote about the evils of petrol. Printed in Oregonian. LINK