An Update from Broken Sidewalk

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    About a month ago, Broken Sidewalk returned its headquarters to Louisville—and we’re thrilled to be back. While our headquarters has returned, as has long been the case with this publication, there remains a large network of writers and supporters located in Louisville and abroad that help to keep the site going. During my eight years as editor of Broken Sidewalk, personally being able to walk the streets is an invaluable resource to telling the stories of a fine-grained Louisville. And in the past month, our network of writers has been proud to deliver with enhanced coverage of Louisville and the topics that are helping to make our city even better.

    But what only a few people close to me have known is that I have been ill in recent months and now have formal diagnosis of Leukemia, which has and will affect how Broken Sidewalk operates this summer and fall. While this illness did not spur my return to Louisville, I’m certainly thankful to be here with my family and loved ones—and you readers—around me for support.

    My recovery will be my first priority in upcoming months, but Broken Sidewalk will not be going away. We will still be publishing the stories that matter to Louisville—and there are plenty that have been in the works for quite some time. May is, after all, National Bike Month and National Preservation Month, making this an important coverage period on Broken Sidewalk. Please bear with me through this trying time—I appreciate your support, both personally and for the site.

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    23 COMMENTS

    1. Branden,
      This is horrible news. Your contribution to our city has been so important. Some of the stuff that you and others have produced is rather painstaking and of such insight.

      Thanks for keeping up the sight. However, your health and recovery come first. Please keep fighting the good fight. Many of us will be thinking of you and wishing you the very best.

    2. Wish you the best, Branden. Take care of yourself first. This site is invaluable and we all appreciate your efforts and hard work.

    3. Branden, You and I never crossed paths at Wash-U, but I wish we had! Your dedication, skill, and perspective makes BS my top resource for watching Louisville grow from afar. Take care of yourself first. I have no doubt the City has your back.

    4. So much love and light to you! You got this, brother.

      I speak on behalf of our city when I say you are a Louisville treasure. So grateful for your passion and hard work.

      <3 <3 <3

    5. Branden, so very sorry to hear this news.. You are in my thoughts and I know you will bravely fight and beat this disease.

    6. Fucking hell. As someone who only knows of you from the blog I sincerely hope that you get well soon.

    7. So sorry to hear this! Everyone at Streetsblog will be rooting for you. You do amazing work.

    8. I look forward to reading everything you write – you are a huge asset to Louisville! I wish you lots of strength in your fight and a future of good health and well being. Stay positive!

    9. Louisville is lucky to have you, very grateful for the work that you and everyone involved puts in to give us BrokenSidewalk. While you kick cancers ass, we will be here waiting for you.

    10. Branden, I’ve been reading religiously since the day you launched Brokensidewalk. You’re one of the people I trust to navigate me through this world with positivity, quality skepticism, and an infectious enthusiasm for the future of my favorite city in the whole goddamn freaking world. That’s why I read what you write. You’re a leader with a voice worth hearing.

      You’ll get past this because your work is far from done. I’m in your corner, man.

      Ps- Proud to say I, too, will be a returning louisvillian in just a few weeks!

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