Yes, the Riverfront Times mentioned our site in their recent article, Urban explorers, and linked to it from their web edition. (So far, we have tracked five hits from the article.)
No, we aren't "Dave" nor did we collaborate with Rose Martelli in the article. She contacted us, and we returned her messages, but she never returned ours. It's probably for the better, because we would not have been very cooperative subjects. For one thing, although we follow the goings-on of "urban explorers," we have no affinity for that term or the community that embraces it. We are historians who are trying to preserve things, not thrill-seekers who have chosen historic buildings as our backdrop. Ecology of Absence is not an "urban exploration" site. It's an "urban history" site.
Our methods are far more daring than those of other historians, but so be it. History isn't clean.