I’m sure all my loyal, die-hard fans out there are wondering what happened to their charismatic leader…no? Ok, well then for my own peace of mind I’m updating to say that yes, I’m still writing, yes I have more articles. Yes, I bought a house that’s in need of some serious repair, yes that is where all my time has been sunk lately.
I think I re-wrote the intro to this article like four times so here it is.
Farmer’s Market board: The Best Buy parking lot sucks.
Maybe you saw it, maybe you didn’t. The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies published an interactive map listing (essentially) the worst place for renting in each state, that is to say, the highest cost place to rent in each state.
Guess who scored a big ‘ol fat numero uno for Minnesota. You got it. Kato.
When I look at society today, especially our built environment I’m often reminded of the Biblical parable of the prodigal son.
A diversified economy is somewhat of a modern phenomenon. As technology and transportation progressed, location wasn’t as large a factor when it came to production of goods. Hallstatt, Austria was pretty much solely built for the salt mines and plenty of cities in Appalachia are still employed by coal.With these industries other merchants make their way to town. Restaurants, brothels, hotels, bars, you name it. They all show up.
What’s the best part of Christmas eve? My childhood self leads me to believe it’s seeing all the presents under the tree. The idea that so many gifts have been lavished on us gets us all giddy. Is that one for me? For my sibling? Parents? Who’s it from? What’s inside? WHY CAN’T I OPEN IT?! All of these thoughts whizzing through your eggnog-drenched synapses make the Christmas tree itself look that much more glorious.
Density, it’s as bad as a four lettered word to some. NIMBYs (not in my back yard) often associate it with a tidal wave of violence, crime, noise, and whatever urban plagues you can conjure up.
It’s a horrible thing that should never be wished on any self-respecting neighborhood. Right?
If I need to catch you up to speed, Mankato is thinking about leveraging a half-cent sales tax (in addition to another sales tax for other various city improvements) so that it can build a regional sports facility.
Yes, I’m opposed to it, no not because I’m curmudgeonly or bitter, but because I hate top-down development.
Yep. I did it. I went full click-bait on this article. But I actually believe that this is so important to share that I’ll sacrifice my “don’t copy Buzzfeed” rule in hopes of getting more people to read this.