I can hardly believe it, but today is the one year anniversary of Straight Outta Suburbia.
Thank you to everyone who has read it or commented on it.
Thank you to everyone who is standing up for a different vision of what we can do with land use and transportation. A vision that truly tries to respect the environment, social justice, and the economy all at once.
I thought I'd share a quote from the late historian Howard Zinn:
"TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places—and there are so many—where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory."
The struggle continues! I'm honored to struggle with you.