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P.S. PPS

It’s like the Project for Public Spaces and every artist’s rendering of every project ever dreamed up had a baby, and that baby threw up all over downtown Springfield. My wife and I walked down to Main Street for lunch yesterday and there were people everywhere. I decided to venture out today and take some…

This Idiot’s Guide to Springfield Cycling

I’ve seen it written that cycling infrastructure causes cyclists to appear. It is the sort of thing I half believed, but with nothing more than a passing interest in the topic I’d always left it at that. Recently however, Springfield has gone a bit crazy with advancing a great deal of minimalist nods to the…

Transformation

Spending the evening at the Springfield Armory caused me to contemplate just how transformative certain decisions can be for a place. Henry Knox noted a particular hill a distance from the Connecticut River as his troops dragged artillery from Fort Ticonderoga to end the siege of Boston during the Revolutionary War. George Washington later agreed…

Read That Back

Twenty five years ago I had a program on a local talk radio station: The Steve Shultis Saturday Show. It was a whole lot of fun, but being a left wing voice on talk radio in the nineties, even in Massachusetts, was not a winning plan. They offered me a morning slot…if I would stick…