lmcshane's blog

Outrage and Socialism

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/22/2008 - 14:31.

Evidently, we need a little socialism here in NEO.
Am I the only person outraged by this news?


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Forgotten Cleveland and the need for bridges

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 08:37.

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I've got mail...

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/20/2008 - 16:33.

From Mayor Frank Jackson!


Here's the letter:


Hello Friends,

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If I ran the zoo...

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 10/16/2008 - 11:27.


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Zoo is a funny word and an often sad place. Zoos let us look at the animals we compete against to live in this world. Somedays, it seems that we can all get along, afterall, and it can be a beautiful world for all of God's living things.

Do we possess sufficient courage...?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/05/2008 - 09:30.

"Do we posses sufficient courage, compassion, and creativity to stave off chaos in defense of a just, sustainable society?"

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To blog or not to blog?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 10/04/2008 - 15:07.

That is the question? With so many voices shouting in cyberspace, what's the point?

Brooklyn Centre down

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 02:49.

Alas, we had a website and now it is gone. More hocus-pocus and bogus politics in Brooklyn Centre.

Lights out

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 10/01/2008 - 09:04.

During the memorable August black out of 2005, my neighborhood suddenly came alive with a festive spirit of cooperation and joy. We noticed the stars, sat on our front porches, and shared food, while the kids played in the streets. Tim knows.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/30/2008 - 09:40.

Photo by Laura McShane all rights reserved

It used to be the American mantra. If you needed something, you made it. You didn't wait for it to be built in China. America, we are standing in a hole. Begging Washington for more money is not going to get us out of the hole.

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The Threshold

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/29/2008 - 09:54.
We Americans are at the threshold. There is no turning back after November 4th. Please read Barack Obama's address to the American Library Association given in 2005.

Montel needs baseball

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/28/2008 - 06:47.


Deflect, deflect, deflect

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/21/2008 - 09:36.

When the op-ed from today's PD becomes available to link, I will post it here. Meanwhile, let's all play the finger-pointing deflect blame game. It worked when you were a kid and it still works today!

Books, ideas, information, and when to buy a book

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 08:20.

I gave up. I am not going to finish the Power Broker by Robert Caro. It's a fat book with small type. The cover and spine are worn and about to give out. I am going to go out and buy it, so that I will stop monopolizing the worn library copy.

Vacant Property Solutions ?

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 13:23.

 Questions??? Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority now owns these two properties in Brooklyn Centre--3722 Mack Court* and 3206 Mapledale*. Look them up on the Cuyahoga County Auditor's website.

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Romper Room

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 09/09/2008 - 05:30.

..Or Lessons Learned.

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Cuyahoga County representation?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 09/08/2008 - 06:51.

Does Cuyahoga County represent Cleveland? Is Cleveland part of Cuyahoga County? What is the center community of Cuyahoga County? Bay Village?

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Greater Access for All

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 07:49.



One flag, one country. We're all different, but asked to come together under one flag. I hope to see one card and access for all.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 11:55.

In my paid capacity and my capacity as a citizen in a community, I try to provide the information people need to live their daily lives and to help them to access the information that may help them to answer questions I will never understand. I am not infallible.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:34.

"Let's face it; all I did was talk to this kid." The words of Willoughby South High School assistant principal and 19-year educator Jeff Lyons.  In the rush to blame someone--we look to our administrators and the parents of this world will be quick to say they don't know how a young man got a hold of a gun.


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Are you registered to VOTE?

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 09/04/2008 - 13:50.

Are YOU registered to vote?
You are able to register if…
1. You will be over the age of 18 by November 4th, 2008
2. You are a US citizen
3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days by November 4th
4. You are not currently convicted for a felony and behind bars
You must re-register if you have…
1. Moved and not registered at your new address
2. Legally changed your name

Bullys and the Invisible Man

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/30/2008 - 08:36.

Kudos to McCain on his choice of a running mate. It shows that he does have some ability to see what others see right through or refuse to see at all. That there are a lot of people who are tired of being invisible, tired of being bullied and harassed and tired of the status quo.

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Lofty ideals

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 07:39.

Photo credit Laura McShaneJust meant to inspire us togreater things

Convenient information

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/23/2008 - 10:57.

Brooklyn Centre gets sloppy national coverage on public radio's Weekend America for participating in Cleveland's Corner Store project. 

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London Bridge is falling down

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 08/23/2008 - 09:56.

Does Cleveland and northeast Ohio have a policy of deferred maintenance?  It would seem that the strategy is to let everything fall apart until we qualify for state and federal funding.

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