July 29th, 2014

Tinker Coffee Co.

by Emmett Gienapp

When you’re in college, coffee is more than just a godsend—it’s a way of life. On those nights that happen all too often in school, when the clock is counting down your doom on that final research paper due date, it’s a saving grace. The student’s final hope and caffeinated ace-in-the-hole. We’re not proud of […]

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July 25th, 2014

A Room With a View

by Emmett Gienapp

He stood on the edge of his known world, a stoic monument to youthful audacity. A sentinel, braving the oppressive heat of summer as the sun glared down at the top of his close-cropped head. Nothing could bring him down and he knew it. His stance spoke to nature itself, demanding that it bow down […]

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July 21st, 2014

Between Child-Rearing and Urban Rehab

by Emmett Gienapp

I’m not a mom. And it’s not just because of the obvious anatomical reality that I’m a guy. I honestly just don’t think I could survive it. It seems to me that being a mother requires a fortitude reserved mostly for epics about  great supernatural conflicts and an unflagging and perfectly virtuous champion. They’ve always […]

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July 18th, 2014

Coming Soon: Tinker Street

by Emmett Gienapp

When I spoke to Peter George and Tom Main on the phone, they were hurtling along the highway at 70 mph on their way to a well-deserved weekend break. “We saw an opportunity to take a rest, and we took it,” George explained. George and Main have been working tirelessly to get their most recent […]

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July 15th, 2014

Fall Creek

by cgindy

Rest in peace, Dodge City, but this isn’t a seance now i’m lookin down the road seein’ kids and crayons Couldn’t walk the street unless I had an army with me Now we walk arm in arm, this hood is Fall Creek Fall Creek Place has seen a lot of change over the last couple […]

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July 11th, 2014

Sidewalk Showdown or the Squirrel that Ate Indy

by Emmett Gienapp

I regret to inform you that Indianapolis has been invaded. Assaulted, if you will, by what can only be an alien species. I came face to face with one of the creatures for the first time a few days ago when I got out of my car at the Harrison Center. All was well with […]

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July 10th, 2014

O Community

by cgindy

Listen to HCA intern Brandon Lott’s musical take on First Fridays, “O Community,” here!

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July 9th, 2014

City-Wide Porch Party is Sunday, July 13th!

by cgindy

We’re gearing up to set a record this weekend and hope you’ll join our City-wide Porch Party this Sunday, July 13. If you’re still not sure what to do or who to invite, check out some of the other stories on our blog. Your party can be as simple or as fancy as you like. […]

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July 4th, 2014

Swinging on the Porch

by Emily Vanest

“No matter how hard you kick, no matter how high you get, you can’t go all the way around.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars   We begin swinging the day we’re born, rocking back and forth in our parents’ arms, a bassinet,  or nuzzled in a rocking chair.  Eventually, we graduate to pushing ourselves […]

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July 1st, 2014

The Very Nectar of the Gods

by Emmett Gienapp

Southerners love their sweet tea. Plain and simple. It’s our lifeblood. The sugary joy that holds together society and makes enemies embrace one another as family. It’s the very nectar of the gods—what I like to think Zeus and all his buddies called “ambrosia” back on Mount Olympus. But it’s also a drug, and last […]

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