Category Archives: coffee shops/cafes

Review of “The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling”


I recently completed a compelling book entitled, The Bohemian Guide to Urban Cycling. Afterwards, I waited for a few weeks before writing this post because the book’s theme does a significant about-face. The first half identifies and repeats a number … Continue reading

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USA’s most exciting mid-sized cities


Below is a list created by the Movoto Real Estate Blog of its top ten most exciting mid- sized cities (120,000 to 210,000 people) in the United States: Providence, RI Charleston, SC Fort Collins, CO Eugene, OR Syracuse, NY New … Continue reading

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Reenergizing first-tier suburbs


While there is generally more press about the decline of many of our post-industrial cities, there are a number of first-tier suburbs that struggle economically as well. In fact, as many older inner cities have seen a millennial generation revival, … Continue reading

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Islands of sanity amid sprawl schlock


Despite seas of commercial and residential sprawl in many parts of suburban Detroit, there are a few places of sane, sensible, and progressive planning that stand out as beacons of hope. Probably the most obvious of these dichotomies is just … Continue reading

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Ecomodal transportation hubs


This post summarizes several ideas that could be employed to facilitate the establishment of sustainable transportation hubs where intermodal cross-movement between multiple green (or active) transportation options takes place with ease. In a nutshell, these facilities are described by using … Continue reading

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A transcendental trip to Oberon


The aura of Oberon has attained near-mythical proportions in its home state of Michigan and throughout the Great Lakes Region. To many (present company included), this seasonal craft beer brewed by Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo comes as close to a … Continue reading

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Eclectic downtown placemaking at its best


Here are some photographs I took of historic and charming downtown Cocoa Village in the heart of Cocoa, Florida. Cocoa Village is a terrific example of eclectic smaller city downtown placemaking at its very best, including: Streetscaping Pedestrian and bicycle … Continue reading

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Zingerman’s puts the “deli” in delicious


Even if you have never been to Ann Arbor, Michigan, there is a fairly good chance you have already heard of Zingerman’s. It happens to be one of the coolest, hippest, and yummiest delicatessens anywhere on planet Earth. Located in the historic Kerrytown … Continue reading

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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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The surf’s up for a great time in Santa Cruz


What a terrific and fun city! I spent a day seeing the sights of Santa Cruz, California and had an absolutely wonderful time. In many ways Santa Cruz reminds me of San Francisco, but on a smaller (and often more … Continue reading

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