Category Archives: Universal Design

Isolation

A hundred years ago, we lived among our relatives; extended family surrounded Mom and Dad when they were young. That had a dozen cousins – they could see resemblances in attitude and face. Inhabitants of tenements and farms, the aunts … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Universal Design | Leave a comment

On Dedicating Inclusive Housing

Three moments of eternity shone forth the other day, like stars on moonless nights or glints on glass. I walked and turning north I saw the name I named as if in lights; and then I heard my name in … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Universal Design | Leave a comment

Retirement Living (An Amoral Fable)

Goofus and Gallant are old now. They each had a different idea of when middle-age began and where the transition to old age would be, but by the time they were 64 they had to agree they were no longer … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Maeta's Fables, Universal Design | Leave a comment

Concrete Thoughts

I fell on the sidewalk on May 6 of this year. And I tripped and had a bad financial district stumble a year ago in February. I’ve learned about my mind and body as a result of those mishaps, but … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design | Leave a comment

Unified Theory of Fabrication

     When I was around 50 I encountered Nader Khalili (electronically), and I fell deeply in admiration. I read about his idea for ceramic homes in the Middle East, and how when asked for ways to build on the moon, … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design | Leave a comment

On Closet Doors

     Once I got into universal design (see the last few Wednesday posts), I never got out of it. I began to view housing, inside and out, big and small, as a new puzzle instead of a previously-solved issue. The … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design | 3 Comments

ArcAngle 3

When I was in my early 50s, I thought often about how to house people, attractively, cozily, affordably, naturally. As described in the other posts in the “universal design” category, I found it gratifying to contemplate how to build with … Continue reading

Posted in Universal Design | Leave a comment