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Tokyo's new rentable bikes are a great start, but the city is still far from bike-friendly...

Close your eyes and throw a stick in pretty much any Tokyo neighbourhood, and there’s a good chance that you’ll hit someone riding a bicycle. With roughly 72 million bikes on the streets of Japan, they’re an essential part of daily life for many, especially in urban areas where space for motor vehicle parking is both limited and expensive. 1,325 more words


People I Don't Know - Part 4

I enjoy wandering around, not always knowing exactly where I’m going. In my last post I wandered around the main station in Florence, and found that a lot of the names on the doorbells were not Italian. 82 more words


#NewBFLO Developments: Planing Mill

The original site of the E.M. Hager & Sons Planing Mill and former Spaghetti Warehouse at 141 Elm is undergoing $8.1M in renovations. This adaptive-reuse project, aided by tax incentives from… 91 more words

Buffalo Niagara Falls NY MSA


One of the great joys of my day is hearing the soft cluckle, and sometimes festive ruckus of the neighboring hens. As I embark on the morning’s treasures, these white and rust bouffants hunt, scratch, peck, and claw their way through the day, leaving rumpled soil and dazed plant life in their wake. 23 more words

Seeing the City

We have friends in town for a few days – and since they are big Detroit fans and have to live all the way over in Wisconsin, no trip to Detroit would be complete without an afternoon downtown. 42 more words


People I Don't Know - Part 3

Wandering around Florence recently I found myself on a street behind the main railway station.

It wasn’t exactly rundown, but was definitely frayed at the edges. 70 more words



The doors slide to close
She, a nubile woman, smiles
I smile, too. The civilised smile
Vilifying each other; a gesture
full of lies. This slice of time… 298 more words