About the Author
The author is a city court judge in Gloversville, a small industrial city in the southern foothills of the Adirondacks in upstate New York. He attended college at C. W. Post on Long Island in the late 1960s where he experienced some of the very first manifestations of suburban sprawl. In the early 1970s He attended Saint John's University School of Law in downtown Brooklyn where he saw the rediscovery and resurgence of formerly blighted traditional neighborhoods. While in the US Army he was stationed for two years in Europe. There he developed a true appreciation of how respect for tradition, culture and a sense of place strengthened communities of all kinds. After returning to Gloversville to practise law he has devoted much of his professional life to the struggle to convince others of the value of the traditional human scale community, and of Gloversville in particular.