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Improvements and updates to Dirt: AKA tilling the soil.

Little by little, as I’ve been meeting a goal of at least five blog posts a month, I’ve been making steady upgrades and improvements to this site.  And they’ll keep rolling in over the months ahead, as I work to ensure American Dirt remains a chronicle of landscapes and the built environment, as internally consistent

And now I’m on Minds.

A few months ago, I quietly added my blog’s updates to Minds.com, my first real serious foray into alternative tech.  I’m still not sure I’ve bought into the general political tone and tenor of the site, but I certainly recognize the need to diversify across platforms.  And I’ve made reference at least once to clear

American Dirt: Version 3.0 unveiled at last.

Time to begin a new chapter on this blog! I know that references to “ Version X “ are a bit old-hat in 2020–even Microsoft has stopped using that moniker, and who really thinks of Microsoft as a standard bearer these days? But this long-overdue update to the blog should improve its function and appearance,

Changes afoot at American Dirt.

I hate to begin with a foreboding blog title, since the word “changes” almost always suggests a retreat or downscaling when referencing a business–and this blog is technically a business, since it does require my investment to maintain and support it (time and money), and it does occasionally yield a return on investment, though nearly

Dirt spills onto Instagram.

It’s been many years in the making, but finally I’ve arrived.  After having an Instagram account for about five years that remained essentially unused, I’ve finally decided to harness it for promotion of my blog, rolling out articles dating from this past March (the start of the pandemic series) up to the present.  The first

Technically, a hiatus.

Readers have already witnessed a longer-than-usual delay since my last post; unless things radically change in the next 48 hours, that delay may continue.  My computer is ancient and basically unusable (I can’t get basic MS Office programs to function), so while I investigate the problem further, I’m forced to type my entries directly into

Promoting American Dirt: when a boost goes bust.

Hating social media in 2018 is about as edgy and anti-establishment as making fun of malls in the late 1990s: no one admits to actually liking either one of these communal-commercial spaces, but just about everyone uses them.  (Or, at least, they used malls twenty years ago.)  I have no doubt that if I were a

A subscription to Dirt.

Over the last few months, I’ve received a growing number of requests to improve the access to my site—for me to let people know when a new article is coming out. I recognize that I am pretty reticent on social media, so it’s not always obvious how to tap into my articles, which typically come

Sprucing up those doggie domains.

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

And now I’m on Minds.

A few months ago, I quietly added my blog’s updates to Minds.com, my first real serious foray into alternative tech.  I’m still not sure I’ve bought into the general political tone and tenor

American Dirt: Version 3.0 unveiled at last.

Time to begin a new chapter on this blog! I know that references to “ Version X “ are a bit old-hat in 2020–even Microsoft has stopped using that moniker, and who really

Changes afoot at American Dirt.

I hate to begin with a foreboding blog title, since the word “changes” almost always suggests a retreat or downscaling when referencing a business–and this blog is technically a business, since it does

Dirt spills onto Instagram.

It’s been many years in the making, but finally I’ve arrived.  After having an Instagram account for about five years that remained essentially unused, I’ve finally decided to harness it for promotion of

Technically, a hiatus.

Readers have already witnessed a longer-than-usual delay since my last post; unless things radically change in the next 48 hours, that delay may continue.  My computer is ancient and basically unusable (I can’t

Promoting American Dirt: when a boost goes bust.

Hating social media in 2018 is about as edgy and anti-establishment as making fun of malls in the late 1990s: no one admits to actually liking either one of these communal-commercial spaces, but just

A subscription to Dirt.

Over the last few months, I’ve received a growing number of requests to improve the access to my site—for me to let people know when a new article is coming out. I recognize

Sprucing up those doggie domains.

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