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Inhaltsangabe: Potholes in Paradise looks at Orcas Island, "Gem of the San Juans" (located in northern Puget Sound) from the 1970s, when Joe first arrived, onward to today, and then into the future. It looks at the people, the places, and the issues facing the island, celebrating the beauty and community aspects while focusing a weather eye on the undesirable changes that accompany a four-fold increase in population (so far, with much more to come.) Joe has lived on Orcas Island since 1972. During that time he has spent 20 years as a volunteer firefighter, has served on the boards of several community non-profit organizations, ran a small full-service computer business, started Hot Ice Orcas, a crystal-glazed pottery studio, wrote a book of essays, designed and built a guest space (the Garden House on Orcas), created OLPC-Orcas to promote the use of XO laptops for Orcas kids in need, and helped write and then challenged San Juan County's still-non-compliant comprehensive plan. It was while working on the comp plan that Potholes in Paradise first began taking shape. Feeling those around him were in denial of how quickly things were (and are) changing and concerned about where he saw things heading, he felt the need for a conversation about growth and the future, issues facing Orcas as well as most communities around the country and the world. Potholes is intended to kickstart this conversation. While looking to the future, Potholes in Paradise does not ignore either the past or the present. Full of anecdotes and characters many will recognize (as types if not individuals) Potholes captures the Orcas Joe loves, complex though that love affair may be. The book is for people who love Orcas, people who are curious about Orcas, people who are curious about what it is like to live on an island, or anyone concerned about growth and the environment . Illustrated by Anita Orne, a multi-talented artist, musician, and author, Potholes in Paradise is full of lively under-the-hood stories about life in a small town, and while it may be any small town, the fact that it is Orcas makes it an entertaining, eye-opening, thought provoking, and conversation-starting read.

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