The cars hiss by my window (and rev, snort, shift, fart and scream)

Every day on Spring Street in Nawbany, drivers race from one end of my city to the other, concerned only with their own pass-through convenience,...

The River Heritage Conservancy offers the case for Silver Creek low head dam removal

In a moment, the case for removing the Providence Mill low head dam on Silver Creek, courtesy of the River Heritage Conservancy. But first, a...

NAHA evicted my friend from his longtime home. What can be done to help...

Riverview Tower is a 16-story New Albany Housing Authority (NAHA) building dating to the early 1970s. Depopulation has been underway for a while, and...

NAHA? Four years later, the questions remain unasked and unanswered

At the Jeffersonville News and Tribune, there is an article: "New Albany Housing Authority moving forward with $27 million in renovations," by Daniel Suddeath. City...

Prioritizing drivers merely fails everyone else

If our city or any other continually cites favorable traffic accident statistics pertaining to cars ALONE as proof that streets are "safer," this of...

Our weekly editorial meme: “To the dimmer go the spoils”

Well, you KNOW the way they've always been. Vultures hunt by instinct, not college degrees.

Hill Street Blues, from a time when I cared about such matters

Thanks to my friend Bluegill, this Hill Street Blues video retrospective was an hour well spent, and mind you, I don't often have warm...

Let’s just round off at $15 million for the Reisz Mahal, and call it...

There'll be an open house next week to "celebrate" one of the most wasteful expenditures in recent civic memory, New Albany's shiny new city...

Our forthcoming war of the non-motorized watercraft launch areas

Local Democratic Party stalwarts continue to express puzzlement. Why do "their" city officials oppose the removal of an outmoded low-head dam on Silver Creek,...

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Think beer globally, drink beer locally, pair beer with food thoughtfully

Every major industrialized nation has A BEER (you can’t be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear...

Menu Items: All the food was Greek to me, and gratefully so

Originally published at Food & Dining Magazine on 7 November 2021. --- “Edibles & Potables” is Food & Dining Magazine’s Sunday morning slot for a merry...

REWIND: “This week in solipsistic beer narcissism” (2014)

Lightly edited to remove a couple of obscure topical references. --- Are you fed up with words you don’t understand? Tired of scrolling down to your favorite...