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The value of walking

Today we had a “manager lunch” where we all went to a restaurant downtown. I rode down with my co-workers, but after I was done eating I decided to walk back on my own. It’s not a long walk, and the temps are in the 20’s today with beautiful sun. The perfect day to spend […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Some urbanism basics

Sometimes when I’m out for a run I get interesting thoughts flowing through my head, and before I’m done with my journey, I have an entire presentation and blog entry written in my head. Today was one of those days. We went for a run around the river road in Saint Paul and Minneapolis, from […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Gentle snow over downtown

After a few days of really heavy posts, I’m going to keep it light today. I had a meeting on a higher level floor in downtown Saint Paul, and it happened to be gently snowing. Instead of a picture I decided to take a nice little video of the snow falling over the new Treasure […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Truck Park on West 7th

A while ago the wife and I stopped by the Truck Park venue in Saint Paul and got to sample one of their homemade, and gigantic, ice cream sandwiches. This past weekend we had another opportunity to visit for a large gathering of friends. We arrived a bit early so we could get some real […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

All these B&W photos going around

There’s a challenge on FB right now to post B&W photos for 7 days with no context. I don’t think I’m going to join in with it, but I did snap a pic the other day that I feel works well in B&W. This is from Mears Park in downtown Saint Paul, near lowertown. It’s […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Depot in the morning

Downtown areas can be beautiful in the early morning. Things are quiet and serene, and on a cool morning the air is crisp and clear. On my way in to work this morning I managed a nice shot of the Union Depot in Saint Paul in the early morning light. Really happy with how this […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

There goes the neighborhood

I’ve been listening to a lot of urban planning and community development podcasts lately, and another new one I’ve found that I really like is a series out of WNYC called There Goes the Neighborhood. It’s another public radio show that is well produced, with good talent and insight into the issues facing changing neighborhoods. […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Some West 7th Adventures

(photo credits: Lisa K.) We had the day to ourselves, so we decided to go exploring in an area of Saint Paul that I haven’t spent a ton of time in since I was a child, West 7th. I know there’s been a lot of new things popping up around there, and so we decided […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Bluff Tuff Trail Half Marathon

Ever since deciding to focus the rest of my year on smaller races, I have registered for a couple that I’ve never done before. The first on the list is a race that is run over at Battle Creek Park in Saint Paul, called the Bluff Tuff Trail Half Marathon. It’s a part of the […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

12welve Eyes Brewing

I recently got to sample the latest brewery to open up in downtown Saint Paul: 12welve Eyes Brewing. This is a new brewery started by three gentlemen who all wear glasses, hence the name about 12 eyes. They are located in the historic Pioneer Endicott building, in the garden level. Because of this, they are […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Short sighted urban planning

Recently, a local pundit, Joe¬†Soucheray, penned an article asking who was demanding a new transit corridor from downtown Saint Paul to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Called the Riverview Corridor, this arterial route would seek to bring a new type of transit option, other than simple bus service, to a growing area. Mr. Soucheray argued that […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Barrel Theory Beer Company

Thursday night I got a chance to sample the latest new brewery in downtown Saint Paul, Barrel Theory Beer Company. This is a new brewery that went in next to the restaurant Dark Horse, which opened last year. If you’re from around the Twin Cities and know where the Gopher Bar is, that’s where Barrel […]

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