Thoughts

The Next Infrastructure Land Grab

Throughout history, the path towards growing a city into a community has been closely tied to infrastructure… especially the infrastructure of travel. Are high-speed electric vehicle charging stations the next great moneymaker for small towns everywhere?

Grocery Case Study of Williamson County, TN

After having written about the importance of county markets / groceries to rural areas, I dig in for a quick case study of those in the southern-middle-Tennessee area, within about a half hour radius from my office.

Looking at the Urban Rural Divide

The story is as old as time... the haves and the have-nots. What are the things standing in the way of small towns coming into their own?

A Case for the Grocery

This isn't about big-box retailers like Kroger, Publix, or Stop-N-Shop. This is about the rural phenomena that I feel is already and potentially could be an even bigger physical location for the introduction and distribution of technology in rural environments.

Ending 2020 On The Road

After having written about the importance of county markets / groceries to rural areas, I dig in for a quick case study of those in the southern-middle-Tennessee area, within about a half hour radius from my office.

A Beginner's Guide to Visiting County Seats

Visiting county seats sounds like a good idea, but there's so many! Where do you start? This is a quick primer for diving into the deep end and getting on the road.

Completing Connecticut

Connecticut is the 4th state I've 100% completed! Even though there's only 8 counties, it was a trip I'll always remember, and I plan on coming back in the future with my family.

Completing Rhode Island

Rhode Island's 5 counties are the 2nd least in the United States, but cover quite a diversity from pine forest to colonial port town to major metro area. I'll definitely be coming back at some point.

Completing Florida

After several purpose-driven weekends, I completed all 67 counties of Florida! Here's some of my most- and least-favorite parts from the road.

Completing Tennessee

I've finished all 95 counties in Tennessee, which is what got me into visiting county seats in the first place. How little did I know in 2013 about what county collecting would grow into.