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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 20:03.

We all need neighbors.  They help us out in times of need.  They also drive us crazy.  What to do?  Tomorrow is another day.  Let's hope it heals the unnecessary rifts that divide.

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Ted Diadiun and Plain Dealer Racism

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/08/2008 - 20:31.

Ted--I just want to let you know that I called and I suspect many others called after Dick Feagler's Sunday column to cancel their subscription to the PD.  Here is Dick Feagler's logic in a nutshell:  if you see a black person, run away.  He calls it realism.  I call it racism.

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What would Jane do?

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/06/2008 - 23:39.


See this face.  Is it hard to believe that this woman took on the establishment in New York and forced planners to consider the human element in the design of cities? 

Any agency in Cleveland contemplating radical change to the streetscape should ask themselves.  What would Jane think of your idea?

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WorldCat für Facebook

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/05/2008 - 11:22.
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Welcome aboard the Peace Train

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 01/01/2008 - 13:07.

Do you hail from Cleveland? 

What draws you to our metaphysical train of thought?

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Photo archives

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/29/2007 - 12:06.

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How many books did you read this year?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 09:36.

In My Colombian War*, Silvana Paternostro reports that the average Colombian reads less than 2 books a year.  Does the average northeast Ohioan top that number?

Follow the Money - Part 2

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 05:54.

The music industry in Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 20:50.

I've known enough musicians in my lifetime to know that recognition is important.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located here.  Does that mean anything at all?

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What's the state of publishing in Cleveland?

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/17/2007 - 10:07.

We know that Cleveland does not lead the country among U.S. cities for new business creation.  But, how many Clevelanders work for publishers based in other cities?  Do "our" writers, designers, and illustrators pull the heavy writing and creative process for other cities?

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Urban versus Sub-Urban

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 09:11.

Nice graphic--thanks guv :) 

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Urban renewal

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 09:36.

Here is an encouraging sign. 

Nature's REAL real estate developers are setting up house at the mouth of the Cuyahoga.  When they move into the neighborhood, Great Blue Heron and other species follow.

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REcycling nightmare

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/08/2007 - 09:52.

How will northeast Ohio contend with the massive disposal of analog TVs in 2008-2009?

From Waste News:

Many TVs will be tossed when new FCC rules take effect in 2009

(Waste News; 11/12/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p1-23, 2p, 2c --You will need your Cleveland Public Library card number and PIN to read this article electronically)

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Bedford, Ohio--It's a Wonderful Life

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/08/2007 - 00:34.

In my twenties, I worked for the Cleveland Metroparks and I did not own a car.  I rode the bus places and I walked and walked, or rode my bike.  One of the places I loved to visit was Bedford, Ohio.

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Fantasy versus reality

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 09:54.

What makes a realNEO candidate   REAL?  Money?  Business support? Life experience? A newspaper endorsement?

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I gotta like Frank

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 12/04/2007 - 08:45.


Like everything Cleveland...better late, than never, I suppose.  This appeared in my bulkmail:

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Food and Spirit--Live well!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/02/2007 - 13:36.

Cleveland is rightfully championing local hero Mike Symon for his national recognition.  Tremont has hung a banner in his honor.  We should all be thankful, at this time of year, to live in a part of the country that knows how to live well.  

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Brooklyn Centre is official

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 15:49.

 We have a web site!  Stay tuned.

The beautiful girl below is a talented musical student, athlete, artist and writer in Brooklyn Centre--click on the photo for more information about Joyful Noise. 


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Live in Cleveland, Live in Brooklyn Centre, Ohio

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 16:56.

I just got back from hearing Sherman Alexie speak at the Cleveland Public Library.   My sides hurt from laughing so much and, yet, at the same time, I want to cry.  His voice is true and his message needs to be heard.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/15/2007 - 10:26.

I hope to see this story receive wider notice and attention.

Students charged with hacking school computer, changing grades

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 11/11/2007 - 05:52.

Main Entry:


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Mind of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 15:08.

The Artist

Carl Pope believes we are living in a time in which individuals and small groups can exert tremendous influence on the world. His artistic practice is rooted in a belief that outer change is born within the imagination, inspiring the individual to become a catalyst to effect transformation in the world. The goal of “The Mind of Cleveland” is to inspire civic pride and cooperation during this critical point in the city’s history. Now seems to be the perfect time to pose these questions.

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The Not for Tourists Experience

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/08/2007 - 19:36.


If any city could proclaim itself the "Not for Tourists" city, it would be Cleveland. 

Make a pitch to NFT and perhaps, we can get a guide before Pittsburgh!  Believe it or not, Cleveland ranks higher than Pittsburgh in terms of worldwide economic clout (now my sister in Pittsburgh and I have something else to fight about).


See this article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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