Sprucing up those doggie domains.

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I don’t usually devote an entire blog post to describing an update, but, in this case, it’s probably worth while. Over the last few days, for the sake of featuring on Huffington Post, I updated an article I had written on a Jersey City dog park, in the Hamilton Park neighborhood.  My Huffpost version has the …Read more…

Facebook finally.

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My hesitation with social media is my own problem, but probably is to the detriment of my blog. So, at long last, American Dirt finally has a Facebook page–a process seven years in the making.  As has always been the case, this is my profile/icon: I have long promoted new articles on my personal FB page, …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…

Dirt becomes a cover.  

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I never intended this to become a photography blog, and, from the looks of things, I’ve stayed true to my word. Most of my photos are just as lousy as they were in 2009, when this thing began. The images are still there as an accompaniment–the bed of rice on which the meat and potatoes …Read more…

Daylighting.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had a meta-post (blogging about my own blogging), but I’m due for one this time around. Back in May, I blogged about the Brass Mill Center, a very suburban-styled mall in the heart of Waterbury, Connecticut’s inner city.  I’m generally happy with how the article turned out, but most of …Read more…

Welcome to my domain.

At long last, after a eight months of laying low while we ironed out the kinks, I’m finally ready to unveil American Dirt on its own domain.  With bigger graphics and a wider range of navigation possibilities, not to mention an overall cleaner look, I hope this will serve as a new vessel for getting …Read more…

Tropic of Capricorn.

No, not a reference to the lesser-known Henry Miller sequel here.As this blog goes to post, I am currently en route to Montevideo, Uruguay, where I will be living for a good part of the summer.  My blog posts, never frequent, will probably have to slide to just a few per month.  But I will …Read more…

Bear with me.

Two days ago I published the second part of my analysis on St. Louis housing.  It was available for a very brief time, but for some reason it is no longer visible.  My apologies as I investigate the problem; I should have the blog re-posted within the next 36 hours.  Thanks for your patience!

Browser band-aids.

It has been reported to me now by several sources that some people are having a difficulty reading my blog.  The two problems I hear about most frequently are 1) the text itself is missing from under the titles to each article; 2) the relevant links on the right-hand column don’t appear.  Virtually everyone who …Read more…

Photo upgrades.

I routinely snap photos of a landscape with the expectation that I will eventually transform it into a blog topic.  Many times these photographs are spontaneous and lack much foresight.  Because, until recently, I was in Afghanistan living under somewhat challenging conditions, I bought a reasonably cheap but durable camera.  Sometimes the photos I take …Read more…