Lawless Joy; Savouring the Unexpected in Tampa Heights

Tampa Heights was Tampa’s first suburb, directly north of downtown. It started as a small six-block area bordered by Florida, Central, Oak, and Henderson Avenues but the name now refers to a much wider area that was once known as the town of North Tampa. Today, Tampa Heights is considered anything north of downtown between…

RiNo, Denver’s River North Mural Wonderland

On a recent trip to Denver, we set out to visit the city’s most hip and rapidly developing neighbourhood, RiNo. This area includes the older communities of Globeville, Elyria-Swansea, Cole, and Five Points. Check out this gallery of old photos and to learn more about these communities.  Over the past few years, this part of north…

McMinn County; an Unexpected Industrial Mecca

McMinn County, Tennessee includes Athens, Niota, Englewood, Etowah, part of Sweetwater, and several unincorporated communities. It was created in 1819 and named after Joseph McMinn, a Revolutionary War commander and Tennessee Governor of six years. McMinn was also a decorated veteran of previous wars and served in the Tennessee Senate, as justice of the peace…

The Goths of Cabbagetown

  When I found out Bauhaus would be playing within a few hours’ drive, I immediately bought a ticket without thinking of any details. Seeing them live has been a dream since, oh… the late 90s, and I would not abide another missed chance. My song for this entry is “Double Dare” by Bauhaus:  …