My name is Jim Dalrymple. This blog aims to discuss Provo, cities, and the built environment. It’s intentionally hyper-local. I read a lot about cities (see the resources page) but I also enjoy debate and welcome comments telling me I’m wrong.
I currently work in Provo as a reporter. And though far from perfect, I’ve found Provo to be a surprising and charming city. If you disagree, message me and we can go on a walking discussion.
It’s worth mentioning I was born in Provo and therefore I claim it as my native city. Though I remember little of that time, I know that my yard was watered by an irrigation ditch and a neighbor’s cat once attacked me. I later grew up in California, before returning to the alma mater of my parents and grandparents, BYU.
I have a master’s degree in English, which I earned by watching a lot of movies and reading a few books about the American West.
All posts appearing on this blog with dates before November 4, 2011, were actually written for an older blog. However, I created (pro(vo)cation) so I could have a more dedicate space to discuss Provo at a transitional time. I also enjoy traveling and occasionally post stuff to this blog about places I go.
I can be reached via email at james.dalrymple52[at]gmail.com. (The weird [at] is to make it harder for spammers to get this email. It is, however, a regular email address that uses “@”.)