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Thursday Doors – Windsor Locks Train Station

That’s the fourth and most obvious attempt at a title. I tried “potential doors” and I tried “zombie doors” and I gave serious thought to “the phoenix of doors” except, we actually have a building in Hartford that is The … Continue reading

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Because Tomorrow May Be Different

I’ve been wondering if it’s the changing seasons, summer to autumn to winter in North America, that has a lot of the writers I follow thinking about conquering procrastination. Maybe it’s the approaching sedentary days of winter that has people eager … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The End of Shade

Way back in June 2015, I featured a few barns and some other photos from nearby Shade Tobacco farms. I’ll try not to repeat too much, but tobacco, grown under shade cloth, has been a staple of Connecticut’s agriculture industry … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Price

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Memorial Day isn’t about Veterans, servicemen and women, parades, flyovers, sales or backyard barbecues. I’m not trying to diminish the importance of any of those groups/things. Those are all good, except for sales, … Continue reading

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This is My Train

“If a train leaves Springfield, Massachusetts at 5:55 am, heading south at 75 miles per hour, when will it reach Windsor Locks, Connecticut?” Yes, it’s National Train Day. Before I proceed with my annual NTD post, I want to thank … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Connecticut Capitol

Everything traffic-related aligned last week, and I ended up with about 20 minutes in between the end of my haircut and my breakfast with my friend John. I decided to put that time to good use. Of course, that means … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – The Montgomery Building

I thought about making the title: “Ugly Survives” or something along those lines. The Montgomery Building has been purchased, again, and may finally be repurposed as “mostly market rate” apartments. The building was abandoned in 1989 by the company whose … Continue reading

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