Durable Growth

A city trying to rediscover happiness

Historic Buffalo

Leo Tolstoy’s most famous quote may be “All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” (For those who haven’t studied Russian literature, it’s the first line in “Anna Karenina”.)

In the forty years since I first read that line, I’ve found it to be usually […]


The Bay Area’s Age of Rail: Marin’s Interurban

Southbound at the Ross Station. Image from Model Railway Ramblings.

Age of Rail will be an irregular series of maps and videos that explore the train service around the Bay Area around the height of the railroad age, before the car became the primary means of long-distance travel.

In 1941, the last ferry and […]