People looking for a quality of life often find it in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A windy road through mountains and farmland winds down into this hillside town of about 2,000 residents. It’s come to be known as the Switzerland of America, but that reads like a 1950s tourist gimmick that doesn’t explain the contemporary attraction. […]
Denver was a destination decided on suddenly after planes to Portland, Oregon filled up. That’s part of the joys of flying standby. It turned out to be a good choice. It was dark when we arrived, so there wasn’t much chance I was going to see the blue fiberglass mustang by Luis Jimenez. I suppose […]
Reports of crime in Mexico, including Mexico City, almost kept me away. That would have been most unfortunately. Crime happens everywhere, but on the ground, it did not seem particularly dangerous in Mexico City. The reality is it is on par with Chicago in terms of most crimes (yet being attacked because of your race […]
Dallas has been criticized for not having much of a downtown. I’m not sure that was ever entirely true, but these days it’s clear that Downtown Dallas is getting better, and fast. Large office towers are being converted to apartments and condominiums, galleries are filling empty storefronts and there’s both a grocery store and a […]
The Huffington Post recently named Kansas City the coolest city in the U.S. Richmond is number 2. You can take these rankings with any number of salt grains, but there was certainly more to Kansas City than I expected. I had been here once before, but that trip amounted to a walk through the magnificent train […]
Texas has some amazing sunsets. Surrounded by buildings in Dallas makes it hard to see them sometimes. None-the-less sometimes you spot one and have access to a parking garage (they are sometimes desirable!). These are from the West Village garage. There are also a few shots of cute PacMan holiday decorations. Why not?