Twelve Months of The Urban Ethnographer

Dec 07 2010 Published by under Blog Notes

I haven't been blogging here as much as I would like to, but I thought I would try to regain my stride by participating in Drugmonkey's twelve month meme:

The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year.

I don't have a full twelve months on The Urban Ethnographer, and since I back posted some items from Anthropology in Practice, I don't quite fit the first of the month requirement. Still, it's an interesting snap shot at the sorts of things that I've shared.

Jan: I had some time at Penn Station yesterday before my train was announced, so I hung around on the concourse level for a change instead of descending immediately to the track.

Feb: Long after New York City is gone—perhaps reclaimed by nature per The World Without Us—I’m certain we’ve created a record that should survive long and well enough to offer glimpses into life in New York City.

April: Recent mob outbreaks in Times Square have people concerned about rising levels of violence in the city.

June: As the MTA prepares to roll out a new, user-friendly subway map this month, I thought it might be the right time to take a look at some artifacts from the subway’s history.

July: There is no question that we build upon that which precedes us—quite literally, in some cases.

Aug: I’d like to do a photo series, so every Friday I’ll share with you an image from something I’ve encountered on my travels.

Sept: My local supermarket has the required handicapped parking spaces in front of the store, but it also has “Customer With Child” parking, a convenience that has lately been the source of a few parking lot disagreements.

Oct: Hey, Drivers, is there a traffic light you know you have to make?

Nov: On Sunday, National Geographic launched a new series on animal migrations.

Hmmm ... January's post reminds me that I had some detective work to do regarding Penn Station! Could that rumbling be a new blog post forming? Quite possibly ...


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