I'm a writer, musician, urbanist, and aspiring minimalist. I’m a husband and a soon-to-be new father. Originally from the rust belt, I now call the Pacific Northwest home. I'm an urban planner and community developer, having worked on affordable housing and urban revitalization projects in the Detroit and Portland regions. I’m fascinated by how places shape how who we are and how we live. This blog sometimes blurs the lines between urban issues and my personal life.