lmcshane's blog

Life goes on

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 18:53.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 19:42.

Bed time by Charles Sallee

The exhibit ended on January 1st, 2012--Hardship to Hope: African American Art from
the Karamu Workshop.

Cleveland Metroparks in 2012

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 13:39.

 Laura McShane
I live very close to Brookside Park, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park--I can walk to all of  these great public amenities, which in my mind, makes my neighborhood an appealing and liveable place. 

Saints and Sinners -Tony Viola and the PD

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 05:43.

Mortgage Fraud--two of the largest players were indicted yesterday and the story was relegated to a back page and players get a slap on the wrist:

"The magnitude of this crime is hard to fathom," Mason said. "A total of 453 homes, 358 of which fell into disclosure, were part of a master scheme to bilk the banking and real estate industries out of funds."

Unholy Alliances and GREED

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 09:48.

Euclid Sun Journal April 24, 2008 p. A1Euclid Sun Journal April 24, 2008 A7

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Dance, Dance!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 08:12.

It's halfway through the school year, and despite major setbacks, Valerie Salstrom is again grooming the young people in our neighborhood into sophisticated adults.

Logan's Run

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 22:33.

Growing up, of movies that stuck in my conscience, besides Planet of the Apes and Omega Man, Logan's Run stood out.  Lately, I am revisiting the message of that sci-fi movie as I see worthy and intelligent "senior" members of our community...discarded by the workforce. 

Why do we insist on decommissioning the most experienced and valuable members of our society? 

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Making a Difference-Ben Carson*

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 04:43.

From the website:

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STOP the Maniacs--Think PEACE

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 18:43.

Submitting a header

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/05/2011 - 04:54.

If you would like to submit a photo for use as the header at REALNEO--create an account and upload an image using the CREATE CONTENT image option on the left tool bar.  Identify the image as Community of Interest link: RealNEO Header.

It must be your own photo and by submitting as a header--you explicitly give permission to use as header material. 

Dickensian Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 10:12.

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Sunny Day in December

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 15:28.

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Your MONEY! Question of the DAY

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/02/2011 - 09:05.

The Master Plan-Cleveland Schools

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 10:13.

The Master Plan is in full swing now--last I checked--Cleveland IS in Cuyahoga County--


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Senseless destruction

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 06:09.

Please see this recent Cleveland Area History post -

Another architectural gem condemned by the unexamined push and rush to use federal and state dollars to destroy our local history. 

Mike Polk for President !

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 14:49.


STOP HB 319!


The Cover-UP

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 10:05.

 Stockyards Development Corporation

Posted this comment today in response to this article:

To recoup demolition costs, Cleveland targets out-of-state property firms

Cleveland says it has leveled 4,300 structures since 2008 at a cost of $25.9 million. The city has recovered only $1.8 million, a rate of 7 percent.

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Progressive or Regressive Energy Solutions?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:14.

Across Ohio--cities are looking at progressive ways to produce sustainable energy.  Zoos are at the forefront of this trend, most likely,  because they are in the business of saving species from extinction. 

The Cincinatti Zoo has the largest publicly accessible solar array in Ohio.  Columbus and Akron will be following soon. 

WEWS Dirty Dozen Story

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 08:13.

Kudos to Sarah Buduson of WEWS last night for her investigative report on outrageous delinquent taxes owed in Cuyahoga County:

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Monumental Stupidity

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:07.

By now, some City of Cleveland residents are alerted to the fact that the Jackson administration pledged away $1.5 million dollars of your money to Peter Tien (of Sunpo Optu LED scam) to facilitate the construction of a garbage incinerator on Ridge Road. 

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Masks need to come off

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 09:08.


Image from BBC World News









We all wear masks in our daily life.  The recent dust-up about the Guy Falkes masks are illustrative of a problem in NEO that needs dialogue. 

Regional Art

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 09:37.

Pumpkin by Shirley Aley Campbell

At some point in our future, there will be a realization that it is important to hear more than one voice or see more than one reality.  I think that the world will appreciate the art made in places besides New York.  I think Northeast Ohio has some amazing art and amazing artists.  See it, hear it, feel it.

Gasification/Incinerator Plant on Ridge Rd.

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 10/11/2011 - 21:45.


Tonight, 75 persons attended the meeting held by Ohio Citizen Action at Neighborhood Family Practice on Ridge Rd organized by Sandy Buchanan.

Credit to Councilman Cummins for attending and addressing concerns, though much has to be explained on behalf of the City of Cleveland, and specifically, through Mayor Jackson's office pertaining to the proposed gasification plant at Ridge Rd.

Riverside Tribute to CLE Jazz Greats Lockwood Jr., Ocasio, and Skeets

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:42.

A beautiful day in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood of Cleveland.  Thank you to all of the wonderful folks who put together a tribute to three of the greats buried at Riverside Cemetery: Robert Lockwood Jr., Roberto Ocasio and Robert "Skeets" Ross.


From the program:

Failure of United Way 211 service

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 09:52.

Every day someone is faced with a medical emergency.  My situation occurred during the care of a loved one on a Saturday.  Try to find medical treatment on a Saturday or Sunday.

In Cuyahoga County, most public employees are trained to use the service 211.


My first reaction to the medical emergency, which I incorrectly assessed as not life threatening, was to find an urgent care or primary care facility that would take blood and properly assess the symptoms. 

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