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The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 30th, 2011

Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn’t? – Commute – The Atlantic Cities Interesting discussion of streetcars’ ability to cement a sense of place (which buses can’t do): QUOTE … the old New Orleans streetcar is inextricably linked to the city it navigates. This sense of permanency is a big reason for the St. […]

Calcaneus stress fracture, 8 months and counting?

Monday, October 24th, 2011

How is it possible to be stupid enough to hobble around with a heel stress fracture for 8 months and keep fooling oneself into thinking it’s something else? Well, if you’re me it’s entirely possible. As I mentioned on Oct. 11/11 in Still hobbling along…, I had a bone scan …and even to my untrained […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

The Folly of City-Owned Parking Garages – Commute – The Atlantic Cities Really glad to see a lot of push-back in the comments against Matthew Yglesias’s blanket rant against publicly- or city-owned parking garages. I think the argument is ignorant and completely ignores different realities, literally on the ground. I “liked” a number of the […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Why Walkable Cities Aren’t Always the Ones You’d Think – Commute – The Atlantic Cities Well, the old CBD – Central Business District – (as a monoculture of urban downtowns) sure seems to be taking a back seat… QUOTE All of this is leading to something of a convergence across America’s best neighborhoods, a morphing […]

Still hobbling along…

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

And now it’s three weeks, give or take a day, that this mystery ailment has limited my mobility: I’m referring to my possibly-stress-fractured right foot, which still hasn’t significantly improved. As I wrote on Sept.28, an x-ray failed to reveal a fracture – and I was actually quite happy about that …probably because I thought […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

Euro fund ‘like a Ponzi game’ says trader – BBC News Whoops… QUOTE Mike Johnson: It’s an extraordinary thing to get your head around. Let me just get this clear, what we are going to have is a situation where countries which are on the verge of bankruptcy are going to be borrowing money effectively […]

Imagine: Why Steve Jobs’s death made me think of John Lennon’s

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

“Just imagine what else he could have done, had he lived another ten, twenty years.” Imagine is of course the name of a famous John Lennon song. That’s who came to mind when Steve Jobs died. On December 8, 1980 (in the midst of young Apple’s “turbulent” years), John Lennon was gunned down in front […]

The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Public Art, Sold to the Highest Bidder – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities Strange idea (given historical notions of patronage), but interesting: selling public art that’s no longer wanted to private buyers. QUOTE This is an idea that’s taken hold in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, where large-scale sculptures are installed […]

Stumbling on orcas

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

At around 3:30pm this afternoon, hobbling around on a dog walk at the Dallas Road walkway that borders the cliffs on the Juan de Fuca Strait, the spouse noticed that 2 or 3 commercial whale watching boats had stalled their engines really close to shore, right near Clover Point. They were quickly joined by several […]

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