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Explorations On January 16, 2015

The Decline of Shopping Malls

The American retail landscape is changing. The love affair with the enclosed shopping center peaked about a decade ago and has been waning as consumers seek out revitalized urban centers and mixed-use retail, office and residential developments.

Explorations On December 19, 2014

Exploring the CNO&TP Tunnels

The Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP) features 27 tunnels, many of which are abandoned. I set out to explore four of them.

Explorations On December 1, 2014

Olympia, Kentucky

Olympia, Kentucky is an interesting dot on the local map. Over a 10 minute period on March 3, 1876, a large part of red meat began raining down over Olympia. Referred to as the Kentucky meat shower, the meat was identified as either venison or mutton. Samples that weren’t being quickly devoured by hogs and chicken were sent to Transylvania University in…

Explorations On November 12, 2014

On Set

Several weeks ago, while being filmed for a segment for Kentucky Life, I took the opportunity to walk around Old Crow Distillery.

Explorations On September 15, 2014

Hazel Green Academy

Susan Orlean, of the New Yorker, once said that living in a rural region exposes the body and mind to marvelous things: the natural world, the “particular texture” of small-town life and the “exhilarating experience” of open space. It’s not difficult to argue that. Hazel Green Academy was located in a remote small town in the hills of eastern Kentucky. The private school,…

Explorations On August 28, 2014

Cannel City Union Church

While the demise of rural life in many areas is overstated, there are many areas that are in long-term decline, brought about by sustained job losses and single-focus economies. In Cannel City, Kentucky’s case, it was coal and timber.