The proprietor of Recivilization is Michael Pauls . I'm from Cleveland ,

which explains my medieval outlook and bad attitude. Eons ago, as a young policy wonk in a galaxy far away, I worked in

politics and for inner-city neighborhood development corporations, to little effect . Quite unaccountably,

fate dragged me off to a career writing travel guides . Dana and I now live in southwest

France. I've been lucky. I've had a couple of decades to spend mostly looking at cities and learning how

they work. But as my friends will tell you, I never really left home .

Special thanks to Jackson Pauls, Chris Malumphy, Laurence Porter and Michele Ch'i for initiating me into the technical arcana of making a website.

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