Recommended reading

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Here are the blog posts I enjoyed most this week.

Thought-leading urbanist Aaron Renn writes about how it’s no longer downtowns that struggle the most with decay — it’s the first ring of suburbs around downtowns. I live in that first ring in Indianapolis and see the decay every day. Read The New Donut

I’m not a morning person (despite getting up at 5 am weekdays to write this blog), but Eric Swanger is. He reflects on the dawn and its great photographic potential. Read The Most Memorable Season of the Day

Michael Lopp, b/k/a Rands, writes a strong piece about the experience of introversion. To an introvert, you are a threat and you represent chaos, but you are also interesting and compelling. It’s a conundrum. Read The Song of the Introvert


6 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. Carole Grey Avatar
    Carole Grey

    All good. The New Donut was particularly interesting.

  2. bwc1976 Avatar

    Definitely a big fan of Rands!

  3. Ward Fogelsanger Avatar
    Ward Fogelsanger

    I was home in a Casey two weeks ago dealing with a doofus trying to plow through my lot on the golf course there to put a trailer on his land locked lot..not allowed . Being the ” roadie ” that I am I took a tape measure and measured the pavement. The bricks east of Marshall are 15 feet wide with the remnants of the concrete border being about 18 inches for 18 feet and the three strip pavement east of Martinsville came in at 18.. I think the single slab towards Greenup is the same but I didn’t get over there. Since a Greyhound bus of that era was 96 inches wide( they are now 102 inches) that is 8 feet so those drivers had to thread the needle. I said I was an ok d road nerd but my step brothers lady friend said I wasn’t…

    Best regards,

    Ward Fogelsanger Gilbert AZ


    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks for measuring, Ward! Great to have confirmation. I should take a tape measure along on all my road trips. Yeah, an 8-foot-wide bus on an 18-foot-wide road – harrowing to encounter oncoming!

  4. Ward Fogelsanger Avatar
    Ward Fogelsanger

    Tried to reply yesterday …do you have a better email?

    Ward Fogelsanger


    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Ward, click the About link above. There is a contact form there you can use to email me.

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