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Excellent Article on Indy’s Slow Food movement

The Locally Grown Gardens blog has posted a nice article on the nascent Slow Food movement in Indianapolis. It seems that awareness on this front is increasing, which I believe is essential.
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The light is on at the White House

The President had this to say yesterday: “Transportation is not just fixing our old transportation systems but its also imaging new transportation systems. That’s why I’d like to see high speed rail where it can be constructed. That’s why I would like to invest in mass transit because potentially that’s energy efficient and I think people are alot more open now to thinking regionally in terms of how we plan our transportation infrastructure. The days where we’re just building sprawl forever, those days are over. I think that Republicans, Democrats, everybody recognizes that that’s...
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‘Round Fountain Square

It was a great day for a walk in one of Indy’s more diverse neighborhoods. These pics are out of order from how we walked, but Blogger’s photo uploader is kind of funky. There were 3 cats in this house, this one wanted its picture taken: I was intrigued by this little place: Colors!: KIB’s looking pretty nice, especially next to the house that’s falling apart next...
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Places with Atmosphere

I love a good atmosphere. They seem to be tough to come by in this city, but they are the places I tend to visit most often. Here are some of my favorites: Red Key. This is an obvious choice. The place hasn’t changed much since the early 1950’s, and has a great jukebox. It’s been in a movie. A classic. Broad Ripple Brew Pub. A non-smoking British style place in an old house. Darts are not an afterthought here. Monon Coffee Company. Coffee places have taken a major hit in this city, sadly. This venerable institution is still going strong. Working Man’s Friend. Set in a...
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Can Mass Transit be funded without Tax Increases?

The latest article regarding Mass Transit in the Star plainly presents how difficult it must be to govern. The article sites a survey which finds that a majority of Hoosiers want better Mass Transit, but they don’t want to see taxes rise in order to pay for them. So, what are the other options? The only thing that immediately comes to my mind is to cut other government services. Is there something else that I’m missing?
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