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JC’s Americana Top Tunes of 2011

Authenticity is not necessarily the sole province of the author.  Rather it seems writers/composers/architects/painters perform most spectacularly in the theater of the imagination—the farther they stretch, the higher they soar.  Yet I remain fixated on the authenticity of the singer-songwriter, … Continue reading

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No Depression’s Crowdsourced Top 2011

My Top Tunes of 2011 is still sorting itself out (it is still 2011 through the end of next week). [Edit: JC’s Top Tunes of 2011]  No Depression‘s community ning, however, is amazingly well organized for a self-organizing successor to … Continue reading

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Why I Cheer When The Yankees Lose

I love to hate the New York Yankees. Always have. This year, my love for hating the Yankees was eclipsed, slightly, by my love for cheering for the Detroit Tigers.  My first baseball game was a Detroit Tigers game with … Continue reading

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Two Faces of Rural America

They publish some good maps over at the Daily Yonder. This week editor Bill Bishop updated the national map of unemployment for non-metropolitan counties. “Fascinating,” I’m sure you’re thinking.  Yes, i know we’ve all heard enough about the potential double-dip … Continue reading

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Gone to Camp

I am off to Scout camp.  In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, sometimes you have to set Living aside if you want to experience Life: I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only … Continue reading

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Shooter—4th of July

…And I’m looking at you With the world in the rear view. You were pretty as can be Sitting in the front seat Looking at me Telling me you love me And you’re happy to be with me On the … Continue reading

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Justs the Facts, m'am: Economic Development Marketing for Results

I am a long-time fan of consultant Eric Canada (Blane Canada) and his firm’s periodic economic development newsletters.  I came across this bit from a couple years ago while drafting a marketing plan. ~~~Consumer world shifted…“Today, in addition to giving your … Continue reading

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Rational Man Exposed

  I’ve lurked on the Econ-Dev mailing list for many years.  Chris Gibbons runs the ground-breaking economic gardening program for Littleton, Colorado.  In an exchange yesterday, a list member (the list actually migrated to Google Groups awhile ago, but anyway…) … Continue reading

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The Long War

Homeland Security came into our hazard mitigation vocabulary after the horrors of 11 September 2001.  Many of us involved in mitigating the effects of natural hazards, such as flooding and drought, tornadoes and wildfire, found a world of technological hazards … Continue reading

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If I Needed You

If I needed you would you come to me, Would you come to me, and ease my pain? If you needed me I would come to you. I’d swim the seas for to ease your pain In the night forlorn … Continue reading

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