I read this great post on What Makes People Attached to a City from a talk Katherine Loflin, a placemaking expert, gave in Minneapolis. After being a champion of my hometown, then leaving to move across the continent, it is a topic close to my heart. I’m really interested in the research coming out of Loflin’s Knight Foundation project, Soul of the Community


If you can’t find a million reasons to use this stock photo everywhere, I think you should reevaluate your priorities. Thanks to Rhett Soveran for pointing it out!



This girl DOES have rhythm. I love this and I love seeing how much fun she is having up at that piano. That’s what music is all about. I would love to see Hiromi Uehara live!


Where do you learn about (and start to collect) the world’s greatest art? of course! If you’ve never been, give yourself some time to peruse. 


…don’t forget to find out what’s current on exhibit in your town AND CHECK IT OUT IN PERSON.


The Gin-Gin mule…

Lime juice, simple syrup, mint leaves, gin and ginger beer. Hellllllllo, Summer!

(If you’re a person that likes to measure, I’d try 1/2 oz lime, 1/2 oz simple syrup, 6 mint leaves, 2 oz gin and maybe 1-2 oz of ginger beer. Try one and adjust to make it your own!)