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Constant’s “New Babylon” utopia is not so far-fetched


Imagine a brave new world with the following attributes: “Living time” would replace “work time;” Humankind would be collectively liberated from work and free to engage in creativity; Citizens would pass their time in perpetual tourism; Fixed residence would be … Continue reading

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Roadside Americana – Motel memories


I am probably going to date myself yet again with this post, but to this urban planner, one of the most memorable images of the American highway system in the 1960s and 70s was the motel or motor court. Often … Continue reading

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Review of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”


I had my first chance to see The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entertaining film on DVD over the past weekend while visiting family in Indiana. What a terrific movie! No only are there wonderful characters and interwoven plots, but the … Continue reading

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Is make-believe getting out of hand?


One of my pet peeves is when a business or organization decides to name itself in a completely fanciful and illogical way that makes absolutely no geographical or topical sense for its location. Here are two examples, one from where … Continue reading

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