Tagged: Dallas

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A Park Atop the Continental Bridge

Dallas likes to build parks in new and interesting places. A few years ago the city built the popular Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Then in 2014, the city built a park...

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Valet Parking on Lower Greenville

Looking for parking is always a stressful proposition, especially in Dallas. My adopted hometown is a car-centric city with scattered pockets of walkability. These little pockets are usually centered around bars and nightlife, with...

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The Charities of Swiss Avenue

Like many large cities, Dallas has unofficial districts for different industries. For example, there are a large cluster of interior decorating firms in the Design District, and a mother lode of car dealerships on...

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The Guardians of DFW Chinatown

Chinese immigrants started settling in America in the mid-1800s, helping fuel the 1849 California Gold Rush and build the Transcontinental Railroad. In this pre-automotive era, these Chinese Americans often settled in dense urban neighborhoods,...

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St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas

I love St. Patrick’s Day in Dallas. Here we celebrate it on the Saturday closest to March 17, with an annual 5k fun run, a parade, and lots of drinking and debauchery. In this...

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...

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Graphic Design Services

Whether you’re making a big sales presentation or sending out holiday cards to your friends, you need graphic design. My professional graphic design services can help you make effective print and online presentations. If...

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Meditations on an Ice Storm

Growing up in Michigan, I always laughed at winter storms in southern cities. Every couple of years, you’ll see some normally warm-weather city get blanketed in snow and ice. People up north see these...

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Highland Park Village: A Historic Strip Mall

Highland Park, Texas is an enclave municipality within the city of Dallas. Along with its northern neighbor, University Park, Highland Park forms the über-rich conurbation known as the Park Cities. Within Highland Park, right...

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A Dallas Postcard

I love the old postcards where the letters are filled with local landmarks. A few months ago, I created one for Springfield, Illinois. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to create one for my adopted...