Monthly Archives: December 2012

Top 12 posts of 2012


The past year has been a terrific one for panethos.wordpress.com. So, I thought I would list the top 12 posts that were published in 2012, as tabulated through a few moments ago. If anything changes substantially by the actual end of … Continue reading

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Rapidian cities – a ‘grand’ revival


During the European settlement of North America, cities were often founded and located along important water features in order to facilitate travel. These included bays, harbors, sounds, straits, channels, and navigable rivers. As the population moved inland, other kinds of … Continue reading

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2012 bike commuting summary


The chart below shows my bicycle commuting log for the past few years. While there are two more opportunities to ride to/from work yet in this calendar year, the long-term weather forecast is not promising.  Very pleased to have reached … Continue reading

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World’s only LEED-certified commercial brewery


Yesterday, Alison and I had the distinct pleasure of touring Brewery Vivant, a Belgian-style brewery in the East Hills neighborhood of Uptown Grand Rapids. This impressive facility was awarded a Silver LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council and remains … Continue reading

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