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#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

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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


Invite spring into your home with blossoming plants

Spring is finally here, and with it a craving for new beginnings. Whether it’s a new job, new relationship, a revamped interior, or a newly-discovered passion, they all have the ability to bring a plus of energy to our existence. 413 more words

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Trying So Hard To Do Non-Workish Writing and I End Up Getting Emotional Over Napkins

Six years ago I started this blog as a cathartic reaction to feeling overwhelmed and frightened by the byzantine San Francisco public school lottery process. Writing about the process gave me and outlet to (white) whine while I worked through my many complicated feelings about my oldest children crossing the school threshold. 536 more words