Monthly Archives: January 2016

Measuring malls through malleability.

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Hot on the heels of my podcast is another retail rumination. By now, it’s safe to assert that the conventional enclosed shopping mall—long the paragon of middlebrow American commerce—is an eviscerated zombie, trudging onward with no clear goal, and a huge contrast compared to the heydays of the 1970s and 80s. I’d wager that up …Read more…

Nimble fingers, sticky keys.

Unfortunately I might have to put a brief pause on the blog posts for the time being, as my ailing computer keyboard is making typing almost impossible.  Please be patient as I either repair or replace the keyboard.  It may only take a few days, but it could be much longer.  I’ll resume blogging at …Read more…

When your domain is compromised, how do you take the high road?

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The impacts of government policies can be subtle, far-reaching and antithetical to their original good intentions. Identifying examples of this is part of my duty as a blogger. Sometimes, though, the evidence of a policy is right there in your face…called out by the person most affected.   This former home in Greenfield, Indiana (about 20 miles …Read more…