Well, I’ve made it. I’m now living in DC having found a nice internship at the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit specializing in helping communities create parks and trails. I’m working directly with Peter Harnik who helped to found the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, very exciting. And, get this, I found a place to live within ten minutes walking distance of work. A planners dream. Now to make some new friends. Thanks to all who helped me with their kind wishes while I struggled to look for work and a place to live.
Meanwhile, interest in Cincinnati continues to grow over Bond Hill: Origin and Transformation. My presentation on Bond Hill’s suburban history will be at the Bond Hill Branch library on November 15.

About Aharon N. Varady

Aharon's Omphalos is the hobbit hole of Aharon Varady, founding director of the Open Siddur Project. He is a community planner and environmental educator working to improve stewardship of the Public Domain, be it the physical and natural commons of urban park systems or the creative and cultural commons of libraries and museums. His advocacy for open-source strategies in the Jewish community has been written about in the Atlantic Magazine, the Yiddish Forverts, Tablet, and Haaretz. He is particularly interested in pedagogies for advancing ecological wisdom, developing creative and emotional intelligence, and realizing effective theurgical praxes . He welcomes your comments, personal messages, and kind words. If you find his work helpful to your own or you'd simply like to support him, please consider donating via his Patreon account.

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