Happy Monday, friends. Let’s ease into the work week and get the neurons firing again. If you’re like me, you’ve become skilled at avoiding emailing and computer screens on the weekend. It’s a good feeling. Social media can wait – for the most part – until the normal week resumes. Sometimes the news gets me down; there is so much sadness out there. Hopefully these “With Your Coffee” posts provide an antidote to that, at least by giving you good preservation-related topics to consider (and some tangents, too). Here are a few articles from around the internet over the past few weeks.
- The age of hyper-gentrification. Yikes. People move for the “charm” and that causes mom & pop to go out of business.
- I’m starting to understand why people love mid-century architecture. Clean, smart, open, refreshing.
- At the beach? Learn how to build the perfect sandcastle. Or be the like O’Shea girls, and just dig a giant hole in the sand. It was always a good time.
- Happy birthday to the first electric traffic light installation in America (August 5, 1914). It was installed in Cleveland, if you’re wondering.
Have a great week! Cheers!