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A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities, by Jim Tankersley

Small town America used to be an entrepreneurial hotbed, but no more. From Jim Tankersley at washingtonpost.com:

Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. 430 more words


Quirky Cottages

I’ve wanted to check in on Mangakino for a while but being on a slightly off the beaten track road, it wasn’t until we needed to get through to Te Awamutu on the way to Pirongia, that we found a reason to go this way. 180 more words

Small Towns

The Bell Ringer

When he decided to remain in the small town, he knew certain options would be limited. It was with a twinge of sadness that summer turned fall when all of the college bound kids drove out-of-town. 498 more words

New pictures

I had fun editing these, or not (some are in touched). Used the Layout app that partners with Instagram and used Instagram filters.


Exploring Siouxland, Merrill

Another nearby Siouxland community to which I live near is Merrill, Iowa. It too is a community through which I have driven many times or driven by on one of the highways. 147 more words

Life In Siouxland

Making Your Own Bread

Making bread has become so mainstream, we’ve all become breadies.

I started because the town we live in didn’t have a bakery, and bread sold in stores had high fructose corn syrup in it which I didn’t want to feed my kids. 534 more words

Down by the Riverside

While we were at Kuratau, we went for a trot through the park at the back of where the rally was and followed the river down to the Taupo lakefront. 133 more words

Worth Doing