lmcshane's blog

Civil Liberties

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/13/2008 - 10:29.

Today's PD includes an editorial opposed to Library Director Ken Warren's decision to monitor computer use at Lakewood Public Library. 

Public library patrons should be left alone

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Ingenuity Cool

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/11/2008 - 14:47.

Graphics speak louder than words, but, of course, the kids know that!!!

G-8 Summit

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/09/2008 - 08:48.

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Summer Reads

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 07/06/2008 - 08:56.

Here's today's Summer's Bliss List.  I have to say this for the PD: Karen R. Long is a goddess!
Cleveland Public Library carries all the titles, so please find these great reads in a library or a locally-owned bookstore such as Visible Voice (west)  and Mac's Backs (east).

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 15:29.

Orwellian.  Most people don't remember the hysteria that accompanied the auspicious year of 1984.  I do.  I lived it in the London of George Orwell's down-and-out.  I attach photos for your enjoyment.  Big Brother is watching, afterall.  How old were you, Reuben?  Ten?

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Old Photos don't lie

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 07/03/2008 - 10:09.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 20:05.

I never fell into the category of teen drawn to goth and vampires, but now I understand the attraction. I just finished Twilight by Stephenie Meyers.  It has become the de rigeur rite-of-passage book for the current generation of humans.

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Question of the Day? Next City?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 10:56.

Prelude to the Storm

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 09:01.

Under Mike White's administration, Abram's Creek in the Rocky River watershed was buried to make way for the expansion of Hopkin's Airport.  Fourteen million dollars in mitigation funding was allocated to restore the Doan Brook watershed.  What happened to the money?


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Green Wash job

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/26/2008 - 08:07.

Leave it to Cleveland politicos--if there is a way to sell sewage, they will do it, and call it GREEN.

Take a close look at the Denison Proposal in Ward 15.  Could the PD make an attempt--just try--to look up the history of Neighborhood Revitalization Partners and subsidized senior housing projects in Toledo and in Akron.  Ten years ago.  Same old tricks.

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The Perfect Job

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 06/13/2008 - 03:58.

When I worked downtown, I used to ride the bus with an editor from Webster's New World Dictionary (little known secret--the editorial office is located in Cleveland).  His job seemed perfect to me.  He got paid to read newspapers from all over the world and to compile definitions.  This came to mind as I read the latest word release from the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Cleveland--Members Only!

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 18:03.

Good neighbor Gloria finds out that Positively Cleveland is a members-only club.

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Cleveland's GEM

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 17:27.

My friend and all-around pundit, Lissa (she speaks Italian), pointed this out to me--the Cultural Gardens are alive with song this summer.  

Good Magic vs. Bad Magic

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/08/2008 - 17:13.

Last week, the kids were treated to a magic show from a fabulous neighbor in Brooklyn Centre.  Now, I have more than one "seer" in the group of kids in this neighborhood, but one family, especially,  has become the resident "genius" family in the 'hood ranging from little Lily on up to her brainiac brothers, their mechanically-inclined father and their fierce supermom, the defender of the clan. 

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Walkable lives

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 20:19.

Today, Gloria, Tim and Rudy really deserve credit for trying to make the obvious apparent to our collective political machine with the workshop they organized for NOACA's Liveable, Walkable Communities. 

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Bo Diddley Dies

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 10:53.

Bo Diddley died yesterday.  We should all appreciate people before they die, but his was a great life and I can say that I appreciated his life lesson.  He came to perform at Miami University, while I was in college there and I worked on the student program board, so I saw a bit of the off-stage persona, as well as the on-stage persona. 

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 09:06.

Where do the tracks take us?  Pondering the fate of trains in America.  My Aunt just told me about the Hiawatha Trail in Idaho.  Interesting to see how it is financed.

This shot was taken in Frostburg, MD, with a simple, plastic box camera--no gizmos.

More shots attached.


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You've come a long way, baby...

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 05/26/2008 - 12:53.

And, I am not talking cigarettes, here.  I am talking this year's
Cleveland Arts Prize: recognizing men in aprons--Michael Symon and Michael Ruhlman.

Frogs, Hogs, Dogs

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/25/2008 - 15:31.

The parking lot at the Metroparks Zoo was filling up to capacity as I rode my bike over the Brighton-Brooklyn Bridge today.  I was intrigued to note that some of the pedestrian crossing signal changers were gone--notably the street level boxes that allowed pedestrians to cross at Denison, ALDI's and Archwood.*  I looked up and saw the sign advertising the new program at the zoo.  The sponsor is TCP. 

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Lake Erie Living

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/24/2008 - 19:03.

SMART publishing! Really SMART--Capitalize on our biggest asset.

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Bobby Norfolk

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 18:33.

Kids like to tell stories.  You hear them every day and, sometimes, we call them lies.  Why not tap into that energy and make an artist?  Here is a shout out to Bobby Norfolk. I would call him a genius.

Wrong questions and aliases

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 21:17.

Photo credit Scene Magazine

Why didn't I just use an alias like everyone else?  I don't like the look that I got tonight from Eugene Sanders at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District meeting tonight. 

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Evolutionary Biology

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 14:10.
Awhile back, Roldo mentioned that the newspaper still has relevance. Today, this article proves it.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Saints and Sinners

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 10:05.

My father always said that the Catholic Church put on the best show in town, but after Vatican II, he migrated to the second best show in town the Anglican/Episcopal church.  Father Tim delivers his epistle to the diocese.