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No one knows.

No one knows.

Most nights as it’s getting to dusk I start getting ready to go out. Everyone is home from school or work. Bustling around, looking through the mail, how was your day and so on. Some share more than others. No judgment—that’s just the way it…

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Corner Store

Corner Store

A pile of plantains is keeping the New York Post in order. El Diario has a net bag of onions on top of the latest. Flaco, que pasa? Nada, soy cansado. These guys have called me slim since moving on from flacito (little slim) when…

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parking

parking

It looks like a small house, but is more like a utility shed stands sentinel at the edge of the parking lot. Looks like a pre fab shed from Home Depot, but you can tell this was built by someone’s hands so more like a…

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Rake’s Progress

It is now autumn in North America, and the annual ritual of leaf collection has begun. The Muncie, Indiana Guest Worker Corps provided pomp and circumstance for an otherwise unceremonious task.

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Pivot plan

Pivot plan

Hamilton County, Nebraska is deep water country. Well drillers tap into underground aquifers to harness water resources for large scale agriculture. Pivot proposes a less resource intensive hand held watering apparatus.

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Oasis

Oasis

Around Marquette, NE (pop.215) you can find fields of corn and soybeans that stretch seemingly forever, punctuated at mile increments by straight roads named things like L or 24. You can also find progressive ranchers who blocked the Keystone pipeline by raising environmental awareness, a…

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Pivot, Nebraska

Pivot, Nebraska

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Utopia Toolbox: On the Saturday Six-Pack, June 11

Utopia Toolbox: On the Saturday Six-Pack, June 11

We’ll kick the show off with a rousing discussion about the regional transit master plan just released by the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA), which, among other things, calls for a Detroit-Ann Arbor rail line with a stop in Ypsilanti, and Bus Rapid…

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House, Flown Apart

House, Flown Apart

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Medellin: Street Commerce

Medellin: Street Commerce

Street level commerce in Medellin, Colombia, March 2016. A true mercantile economy–everywhere, everyday, all the time. From small stores to these vendors who were their own stores (on the left, cell phone minutes at 150 pesos a minute, and on the right, a broom and…

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