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Healthcare reform

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/09/2009 - 05:34.

The House passed an historic health care bill - how did your Representative vote? Find out and contact them here: http://is.gd/4PTXs

Will NEO capitalize on federal energy incentives?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/08/2009 - 06:14.

How many local governments in NEO--have applied for federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants?

Architecture 2030 provides a template for local governments to use:

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Sightseeing in Cleveland Part II

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/28/2009 - 19:40.

It's not all gloom and doom--here are some uplifting images from a grey day in Cleveland.


Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/24/2009 - 10:26.

Okay, for once, JeffB and NormR--we can agree that aersol art can be a thing of beauty--I am including here an image, I shot while in college at Miami University of Ohio. 

Long live the REVOVOLUTION!

I dream of wires...

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 19:17.

One of my favorite all-time albums is Clues by Robert Palmer and I still can not believe that the man is dead.   Robert Palmer made such an impact in my life.  REAL artists do that. 

Follow Karen Long

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 12:31.

Confessions of a bibliophile:  I read the Plain Dealer every Sunday for the book section and I am so grateful that the Plain Dealer understands the extreme regional importance of the BOOK.

Follow Karen Long here and please note that the PD has twitterized their site for the readers, so you will have to register to become a follower :)


AC/DC, Tesla and Edison in Brooklyn Centre

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 09:40.

Photo voltaic cells on the roof of Fire Station #20 in Brooklyn Centre

It's more than a band--it's the War of the Currents.  My architect friend stopped in the library yesterdayand gave me a crash course in how electricity distribution works.

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Signs of Life

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/02/2009 - 18:12.

Friday is a great day of the week.  There is a promise of relaxation and some time to reflect on the past and the future.  After dental work today, I was transferring buses at the Westside Market and found a hopeful sign of life in Cleveland--a tourist!  A young, leatherclad uber-chic, Dutch?/German? lad on bicycle and in search of a Library!  

Drugs, assault weapons and teens

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/01/2009 - 08:00.

Living anywhere is dangerous.  The great unknown is emotion and behavior.  Mix that with drugs, assault weapons  and teens and you have terror. 

How are these guns getting on our streets and in the hands of these kids?

Business as Usual

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 13:57.

Today's Sound of Ideas on WCPN discussed the outcome and costs of the corruption probe.  Roldo called in (and I called in and cried me a river)...More later.

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Cleveland CAN--with a little help

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/20/2009 - 16:08.

I will be posting photos from the One World Event here in Cleveland.  Notably absent? Mayor Jackson who presumed that the audience would be mostly suburbanites and made the call to write it off.  Bad move. 

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On a Great Lakes Aquarium

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/13/2009 - 08:04.

If Jackson's stodges on Cleveland City Council go along with Jacob's aquarium scheme, Cleveland will once again allow itself to be used by a developer to further our national image as a second-rate, amateur town--a joke.

Do I need to point out that we have polluted Lake Erie and our Great Lakes to the point that native animal and plant communities no longer exist?  So, what are we going to feature at this Great Lakes Aquarium?  Sheepshead and carp?

Beautiful Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 09/12/2009 - 14:44.

I finally convinced my significant other to bicycle down to Rockside and we did it today.  He is not too happy with me now that we are home with our sore backsides, but the experience was worth it.


Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 11:14.

From Jennifer Brunner--today on September 11, 2009

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Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 01:50.

Congratulations to Brian Cummins and Rick Nagin for prevailing in today's primary. I hope you both find the strength to lead and protect the residents of Ward 14 from the predation of developers out to make a buck off of us.

To Nelson Cintron--I express my utmost admiration for your tireless efforts to improve the lives of your friends, your neighbors, and your family who live in Ward 14, and who actually go to the public schools with union teachers in Ward 14. 

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Magic Realism

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/06/2009 - 23:13.

If nothing else, today proved to me the power of magic realism.  Nelson Cintron is a good man, a kind man and a man gifted with the power to transform.  He is not a perfect man, but like all of us, when he tries, he can perform magic. 

Where are the most charming places to visit in NEO?

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 13:49.

In an effort to un-depress myself, I am trying to conjure in my mind the most charming places in NEO to go to when you want to watch people and feel hopeful about life.  Now, I know I can go to the middle of a forest somewhere and meditate, but I need to hear laughter and watch boats bobbing on the water. 

Why is it so hard to make it happen here in NEO?  Do you have a favorite place to share???  Please post your thoughts here.

How to file an Elections Complaint

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 08/31/2009 - 09:42.
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Transformative Knowledge

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/26/2009 - 14:02.

I am very excited that Cleveland Public Library is participating in the National Endowment for the Humanities Picturing America program.  I have always felt more comfortable explaining concepts visually and, lo and behold, today--a wonderful man contacted me today with a visual explanation of Web 3.0.  Enjoy.  Transform.

Mr. Wiggin's garden

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 08/25/2009 - 10:29.

What happens to Mr. Wiggin's Garden?  Mr. Wiggins died this year.

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