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2015 In Review

2015 was 150 years from the end of the Civil War, and 1 more year that I changed jobs and moved, this time back to the Centennial State of Colorado.  I started out continuing the daily journal of my ancestor Pvt. … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—April 9, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, New Bern, North Carolina Sunday–Apr. 9th We reced. orders last night to be ready to march at an early hour monday morning. There was a quite a display of fireworks last night in the line of … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 19, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, at High Point Plantation (Thompson’s House), Fairfield County, South Carolina Sunday–Feb. 19th We were on the road at 6 Am crossed the river and marched 5 or 6 miles and haulted an hour for dinner and … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 15, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, outside Lexington, South Carolina Wednesday–Feb. 15th We were on the road about 8 AM marched back about 2 miles for we were on the wrong road we then turned to the right, our camp last night … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Nov 12, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Atlanta, Georgia Saturday–Nov. 12th Got up this morning and found it verry cool but by the time the sun has been up a half a hour it is comfortable. There was another building burned in the … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Oct 15, 1864

Diary of Orrin Brown, Indianapolis, Indiana Saturday–Oct. 15th Got up this morning and found it cloudy and a little cooler, we were arroused about 3AM on account of the desertion of 3 or 4 Bounty jumpers or Subs. from Canada … Continue reading

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The Best of the New? Or the Worst of Both Worlds? A Walk in a Hybrid Power Center

New Urbanism and neotraditional planning offers to bring the best of traditional town planning to new development.  I generally like the idea, in large part because the “new” that I’ve lived out in the suburban sprawl hasn’t stood up well. … Continue reading

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Bring Your Small Town Some First Class Design with CIRD RFP

The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD) is a fascinating partnership of the USDA, Project for Public Spaces, and Orton Family Foundation, working to provide small towns and rural communities (population <50,000) with support on design, planning and creative placemaking. … Continue reading

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The Local Economy Revolution: Economic Ecosystems & the Value of Being Unique

“The Real Question isn’t whether Policy X or Trend Y will happen.  Stuff will happen.  The real question is, how do we set our communities up to thrive in a world of Macro Uncertainty.” -D.G. Rucker I’m a sucker for … Continue reading

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Twenty-five Trends for Architecture & Design

Oh, Twitter, how did we distract ourselves before you fueled our ADD-addicted, mass media-addled psyches? The Urban Land Institute tweeted about this article, New Opportunities But Little Recovery, but their short url went 404. So clickety googledy, and I happened upon … Continue reading

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