Monthly Archives: September 2012

Maps as Art

Just a quick post on a book I’ve started that strikes me as particularly inspiring: Katharine Harmon’s The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography There’s no question that maps have aesthetic as well as utilitarian value, and that design … Continue reading

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Housing Affordability in the U.S: How does your city compare?

Inspired by a recent post by Buffalo Niagra Enterprise on the region’s positive housing and economic outlook, I was curious to see how housing affordability has changed in the past few years in cities across the U.S. The NAHB/Wells Fargo … Continue reading

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Mapping the Rise of Café Culture: Part 2

The mugs empty as the shops fill. In my previous post, I explored the curious rise in the numbers and popularity of places we alternatively refer to as coffee shop, coffee house, espresso bar, and café. Relative to food establishments … Continue reading

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Mapping the Rise of Café Culture: Part 1

I know I said the next post would be about the Buffalo property auctions. But wait. Ever since coordinating a really awesome nonprofit vegan kitchen,  I have harbored half-baked and impossibly romantic notions of starting a really awesome for-profit vegan … Continue reading

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Magic Ginis

If I were to stumble across a magic genie, I would not have to think hard about my three wishes. I would wish for my boyfriend to cut the animal rights crap and let me adopt a dog already. I … Continue reading

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The cost of health

Not too long ago I had a health insurance scare. My provider denied a claim and I was left shivering over a $600 bill for all of two not-that-special doctor’s visits. I appealed the claim denial and got a happy … Continue reading

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