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July 15, 2008


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I'm not dead.

I'm getting better.

I feel fine.

I think I'll go for a walk.

I feel happy. I feel happy.


See you on Thursday.

I wouldn't count Dayton out just yet. While the closing of the GM truck plant and the DHL hub in Wilmington are painful, we're still sitting on bountiful water (eat your heart out South West USA) and we don't have hurricanes or earthquakes.
Cost of living is low, and we've got a decent arts and culture scene.
Things are cyclical, and since our home prices didn't skyrocket- they didn't fall as hard.
With a little change in leadership, a switch to regional UniGov- this could be the comeback city of the next decade.
Follow the story on www.esrati.com
The Dayton Daily News is daily- and not much else these days.

I really enjoyed reading this piece.

I'm just reaching the age where I can sort of "feel the gravity" of just how much Dayton has changed and just how monumental and important it once was. I was born here and never left, I'm not sure if I should mourn though, but I'm sad I did not get to experience Dayton as you describe just because of my age. Maybe it's better I not know what I am truly missing.

That being said, I can appreciate the honesty and lack of pretension as an adult now in Dayton I am used to, I'm hopeful someone will capitalize on miles and miles of empty development in the city in the coming years and reclaim that sort of industriousness that has been noted!

My friend, words spurs, very painful and real. But this the daily situation in our country - one day you're down and the other you're up. I'm sure it'll be alright and eventually everything will get better and the economy here will flourish again .. and factories like GM and DHL will open again ..let us hope.

I'm a native of this town and I'm leaving as soon as I can.

it's a great thing to know about some people that still cares of us the readers, i mean, some people only wants to write about some stupid sh*t and treat the readers like we have nothing but air in our heads, i'm glad to see you're one of the others, the people who cares about a good substance content in their blogs, very nice of your part, thanks!!!!


Ich haben eben Eure Internetseite besucht und nutzen sogleich die Gelegenheit,euch auch einen Gruß aus Deutschland in Eurem Gästebuch zu hinterlassen. P.S. Kommt uns doch auch mal besuchen



What's up, its nice article about media print, we all be aware of media is a great source of facts.

Jon interesting piece on Dayton. Today working hard on it's Aerospace Hub hopefully it will come back one day.

Not in the mood to mourn but I need that area to be as fertile as fertile can be to make food foe our country. Pollution in rivers all of it needs to transformed ! It isn't a hopeless place as much as an area unknown I love ohioains as much as the next I hate the smeel of oil and machienery such priceless now land not buildings...in the future as we grow as country that industrialized farming /won't occur here but this trip state arena for inly political gain has it's ups and downs without a corprorate sponsor except tv.

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