On a recent trip to northern Minnesota with my brother (otherwise known as the Mississippi Valley Traveler – http://mississippivalleytraveler.com), I had a chance to visit Camp Rabideau – one of a handful of remaining CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) camps left standing in the US. The camp is six miles south [...]
Occasionally I come across a blog post from another source that is so well done that it must be shared. This week’s piece on the blog Strong Towns is such an example. Charles Marohn does a great job not just in skewering a typically lazy report by ASCE, but also tying it back to our [...]
About a year ago, as I was preparing to move from Kansas City to Savannah, I began rummaging through the boxes and boxes of nonsense that I’ve kept over all of my 40+ years. Most of it was easily sent to the recycling bin. Did I really need to save every program from every event [...]
For a couple of years now, urbanists both old and new alike have been enamored with the band Arcade Fire and their album The Suburbs. For me, they’re admittedly a recent discovery, having seen them at Bonnaroo this past summer for the first time.
An awful lot has been written about this band over the [...]
No, I’m not talking about THOSE alternative lifestyles. I’m talking about something much more nefarious and feared by the legions of America’s middle-class – renters. If you’re like many homeowners, you’re already terrified by that word. After all – what could be more frightening than a person or household full of people who don’t actually [...]