Sunday Summary for 15 August 2021, or, links to what I’ve been writing lately

Yes, I know, these updates haven't been timely. Still, it is my aim to post a Sunday compendium of links here at the web site,...

Diary 9 Dec 2021: Political patronage, police promotion and pervasive paranoia

The reporter John Boyle (WFPK) does a great job of sifting through complicated material and explaining the situation clearly. Late rent and unsigned leases: Building...

“Almost half of all car trips in U.S. cities are three miles long or...

Just following up on that point I was making about the way an actual New Albany bicycling network inside the beltway, the rudiments of...

Diary 11 December 2021: That ol’ bait and switch, forever

https://www.rogerbaylor.com/2021/12/09/diary-9-dec-2021-political-patronage-police-empowerment-and-sheer-paranoia/ This is America, after all, and given the probability that each one of us has been duped by the unscrupulous from time to time,...

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...

Sunday Summary for 29 August 2021, or, links to what I’ve been writing lately

Yes, I know, these updates haven’t been weekly, but every other week seems to serve the purpose well enough. The aim is unchanged: a Sunday...

Texas is the new Taliban, which of course is so very Christian theocratic America,...

I support safe, legal abortion access. Women should retain control over their own bodies and be trusted to make the right choice for themselves. Allow...

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.

My curious habit of conversing with other people over beers, and why I won’t...

Today's dual cover photos depict beers in the act of being consumed, three years apart, illustrating my fundamental position affirming the value of conversation,...

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...

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Diary: When you experience ageism, that’s when you know it’s real

I’ll remember the winter of ’23-’24 as a difficult time for me – professionally, not personally. This turbulence, which seems to be gradually receding as...

Beers with a Stoic: Wouldn’t it be less expensive NOT to brew house beer?

Let's say that you're a small brewery with a relentless social media presence of three, four or more Fb posts per day, probably 90%...

Beers with a Stoic: On Hop Atomica, brewery taproom expectations and generation gaps

Long ago and faraway, it was explained to me — again and again — that responsible (read: profit-seeking) restaurants and bars simply could not...