lmcshane's blog

Just a dream

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 07:14.

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Flowers and petals

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 18:23.

No real issue to discuss here--just putting out some flowers--peace offering.

Dragons, Dwarves and Dungeons

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 18:12.
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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/02/2010 - 11:20.

Lovesick—we all know the feeling--wishing that an object idolized from afar shared in an emotional attachment.  It’s a heady feelin

Social clubs and local power structure

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 16:20.

Male social clubs dictate our political structure here in NEO. 

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America the Beautiful

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/30/2010 - 14:42.

Yesterday, before falling into a fever-induced sleep--some 24-hour flu bug--I meant to look up the words to this song.  We've had some awfully beautiful days here in NEO. It's worth remembering:


O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

Smart in the CITY

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 07:37.

Photo Credit Northeast Ohio Science and Engineering Fair

Pick up the free May issue of the  Plain Press--at your local library.  Support the Plain Press with your advertising dollars.

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Endorsements for County Executive

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 06:20.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 14:49.

I deleted the Venn Diagram post--it is the one factor that humble posters, not administrators, can control here. 

For some reason, it's okay to use REALNEO, but not to use Facebook or Twitter.  Fine.  I agree--it's insidious and the site recently sold all of our personal info dispersed there to Spokeo.com.  I didn't invent REALNEO or Facebook or Twitter or Spokeo.  It is important to find some way to enjoy one's life. If social media makes anyone miserable.  You have control.  Flip the switch.  OFF.

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VOTE for Jennifer BRUNNER

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/25/2010 - 11:24.

A photo montage of images taken en route to recently meet with Jennifer Brunner. 
The woman who will help us save NEO :)

Social Consciousness

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 20:33.

I grew up with pot smoking, strung out babysitters, DDT clouds, the Vietnam War and Ecology Flags...so when Jessica showed me this site, it was a blast from the past.  I can remember coloring in banners for my radical babysitters...we are definitely living in strange times.

Getting straight answers

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/23/2010 - 02:44.

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Modern Day Moats

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 13:51.

What if you lived in a neighborhood community surrounded by a moat???

Sounds far-fetched? This diagram shows a gated housing complex in Texas that is surrounded on three sides by a water detention basin system.  How can we make moats work for us in NEO??

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Rite of Spring

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 06:43.

I recently returned from Austin, Texas, with a renewed sense of awe and appreciation for the rich cultural landscape here in Northeast Ohio. 

The photo I have included here shows a family engaging in a Texas rite of spring--the annual blue bonnet photo.

Perhaps, those of us in NEO need to establish our own rite of spring as a reminder that life goes on.  Plant a seed.

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Alert--Missing Children

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:40.

Missing since 4/5/10 Taylor Rothschiller and Alexis Ipavec.  If you have any information on the whereabouts of these girls--please call 216-316-3820 and 911 immediately.



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Amazing header

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:38.

I was marvelling over aviation design and birds wings just the other day--thank you for this amazing header!  Who gets the credit??

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High level bridges

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 19:57.

Some photos recently taken in and around Tremont and Brooklyn Centre. 

I know of three high level bridges that will allow you to cross the Cuyahoga River as a pedestrian or cyclist--Superior, Lorain and Harvard Ave. 

It would benefit all of us to have the Clark Ave. Bridge, again.

Pay me to rob you...

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 19:36.
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Control issues - Get away from INSANE NEO Visit Algebra Tea House

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/02/2010 - 02:52.

If we see blight, neglect and decay, instead of, "Tear it down," why not say, "Fix it??"

Tribute to Ruby

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 04/01/2010 - 17:33.

The CWRU community and REALNEO lost a great soul suddenly and without warning this past week.  Ruby Zuppert administered day-to-day operations in the Art Studio/Art Education department of Case Western Reserve University. 

Printmaking and Social Commentary

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/28/2010 - 14:08.


Women making a difference

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/25/2010 - 22:02.

As March comes to an end, I am personally reflecting on strong local women who make a difference in Northeast Ohio. 

Tonight, I marvelled at the efforts of Marcie Goodman, who directs the Cleveland International Film Festival.  This event defines Cleveland and uplifts our notoriously down spirits.  Bravo, Marcie--you are a personal hero.

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American Tragedy

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/21/2010 - 10:38.

This is an insane time of year for parents, kids and teens in the City of Cleveland. Besides the Ohio Achievement tests and the general chaos imposed upon our community by the senseless Transformation Plan--most are also scrambling for ways to keep their kids occupied during the summer.

Sadly, even jobs traditionally available to teenagers like camp counselors and lifeguarding are now desperately sought out by adults. 

St. Paddy's Day at the Karlin Club

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 02:10.