Students explore poetry on campus Nature Trail

Students explore poetry on campus Nature Trail

I had two goals when I created “Poetry Spots” on the SPC Seminole campus where I teach in the heart of Pinellas County. First I wanted students to discover the little oasis of natural Florida tucked away on campus and connect that environment to Florida...
Zaha, flowers, and sleepwalkers on the High Line 2

Zaha, flowers, and sleepwalkers on the High Line 2

I expected to make the 30-foot climb to reach  New York City’s High Line elevated railroad-turned-garden. It wasn’t the altitude that took my breath away; it was encountering the white backside of a sleepwalker. Stumbling away from me, hands outstretched...

SLC Main Library an urban oasis

  A year ago, my 23-year-old daughter moved to Salt Lake City, UT for an internship and the chance to experience a different regional culture other than her native Florida.  In Utah, she took up hiking in the surrounding mountains and touring the amazing nearby...

Take Jane’s Walk and tell your urban story

              In honor of urbanist Jane Jacob’s birthday (May 2), cities around the world  sponsor  “Jane’s Walk”.  The idea is to take a walk and tell a story about the community you live in. This year...

More cities see piers and parks as iconic

For the third time in 89 years, St. Petersburg, FL will choose a new city icon. Next month, a selection committee representing the diverse interests of voters will settle on a  design. The  new pier design  has been under scrutiny and has polarized opinions among...