“Failing To Plan is Planning To Fail.” Coach John Wooden, UCLA

In a candid address about Santa Monica’s traffic at Downtown Santa Monica Inc.’s annual meeting last Thursday, City Manager Rick Cole quoted President Franklin Roosevelt. Cole noted that Roosevelt mentioned Common Sense (one of my favorite phrases) and the courage to just try something. If the attempt fails, admit it and try something else. Roosevelt’s … Continue reading “Failing To Plan is Planning To Fail.” Coach John Wooden, UCLA

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Reclaiming Our Civic & Architectural Culture

Both our country and city are at crossroads.  Both are also facing similar challenges. Locally, our Santa Monica environment is changing rapidly before our eyes?  As we approach elections, we are spending a considerable amount of time considering divergent points of view.  During this time, I invariably come back to a basic thesis – allowing … Continue reading Reclaiming Our Civic & Architectural Culture