Los Angeles

I had less than 48 hours in Los Angeles, most of it would be in a meeting. And I enjoyed every moment. There’s something about the light out there in California. Maybe it’s the air. But I dig it. Flight movies: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Big thumbs up, if solely for the optimism […]

The remnants of a Hurricane

Pretty much been gray or raining heavily Every Day for the past week or so thanks to the remnants of some hurricane I don’t remember the name of. (I thought it was Harvey but I’m wrong. This weather has been great for my productivity inside.

The closing of Macy’s downtown

It might be hard to parse, but there’s a man carrying Macy’s “Everything Now 40% Off” sign. Macy’s is closing our downtown department store in the shadow of their headquarters just a few blocks north. I feel like it’s a missed opportunity. It’s a lovely location in the heart of a city that continues to reinvent […]

A remnant of Blink

Broke bread with Danielle from The Speak Easy and Michael from green|spaces thanks to People’s Liberty bringing in folks from various organizations around the country to simply share ideas. Had a blast. Ended up walking through this alley and saw a remnant of Blink by Loop.ph.

Nada

It only took a few months of planning, but finally connected with old friends at Nada. My only wish is that we’d had another hour or two to catch up, but there was sleep to be had.

Sotto

First time visiting Sotto, a just-the-right-amount-of-fancy Italian joint occupying the former La Normandie space downtown. Every dish? Fantastic. Like, really incredibly awesome. One might complain some dishes too small, but it really is worth saving room for dessert. (Specifically, the ricotta doughnuts…) The communal table was a great place to poll neighbors about their menu favorites, but the candlelit tables filling the rest […]

I fully support brunch

I _tried_ to read this damning article about how brunch is for jerks, but I couldn’t finish it. Sure, breakfast is one thing I know how to make. Yes, I loathe lines and hungover people. But it’s a great way to see friends on the weekend and what the heck ever. I’m whining about whining. […]

Skywalk

I remember going downtown as a kid and being excited to traverse on the Skywalk system connecting buildings. Sure it’s just a covered elevated sidewalk, but it afforded good views of the streets. There aren’t many spans left as approaches to urban life shifted, which according to this article is likely best: The story behind Cincinnati’s slowly […]