lmcshane's blog

22nd International Folk Festival-One World

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/26/2011 - 18:56.

I have lived in NEO for most of my life and somehow this annual event was not on my radar. 

After a week of gloomy weather, the rain lifted and the sunshine and clouds almost stole the show--the dancing acts were entertaining, despite a difficult seating and stage arrangement.

Pilgrimmage--Archaic Revival : Works by Gary Spinosa

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 10:29.

Archaic Revival: Works by Gary Spinosa
Ronald E. Holstein Gallery -Erie Art Museum
May 6, 2011-August 28, 2011



Make a day trip to visit Erie, PA and the Erie Art Museum's exhibit of Gary Spinosa's most recent work.  You will be rejuvenated.

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Keeping it REAL

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 22:32.

Do you plan on staying here? If so, what are the reasons keeping you here in NEO?



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Beautiful Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 05/21/2011 - 19:55.

It's been a glorious day for NEO.  I was only able to hit Pop UP Pearl, Pedal for Prizes and the Asian Festival. 

I know so many other things were happening today.  I look forward to some photos from other folks.  Meanwhile, here are my images of a beautiful day in NEO.

GOOD Earth

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:06.

All Rights Reserved-Laura McShane

 These photos were taken in Frostburg and Cumberland, Maryland. See: http://www.mdmountainside.com/

Ruling Class

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 05/01/2011 - 11:51.

Just reminded of the movie--Ruling Class. As today's PD provides a movie treatment for Dimora's crucifixion.

All will rise again...and be redeemed.

Remembering Hart Crane

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 16:35.


Does poetry matter?

Poor Hart Crane.  Forgotten.  His monument relegated to a corner of the library at CWRU.

But soon to have his very own skateboard park!

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Daffodil Days

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 10:48.

Thank you for today's header--if you haven't already done so, get out on this fleeting weekend to enjoy the cherry blossoms and the daffodil days in University Circle and at parks throughout NEO.

I was fortunate to be up early, both yesterday and today, to hear the robins and the sweet plaintive call of the white-throated sparrow.

The Barber

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 07:35.

Born in the Great Depression, my father advised me to choose one of two professions-
doctor or barber.

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The Elephant Keeper

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 07:10.

I haven't read Water for Elephants, yet, but I imagine it taps into a supernatural energy I once felt at a young age--so I will read it for the teens and most likely push it as a young adult novel.

Elephants are symbolic.  They are forever old and young at the same time.  I know the feeling. And, of course, they say--elephants never forget.  I have my own elephant memories.

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GROW a HEAD-Earth Day 2011 in REALNEO :)

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 16:22.

A great and beautiful day in NEO today--WINDY and SUNNY. 

Let's hope our leaders GROW a HEAD, or two :)

For more photos--please "LIKE" and follow the Garden Neighborhood of NEO--Brooklyn Centre.

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Scorched Earth "Transformation" Plan

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 12:53.

This might explain the recent melt-down witnessed at REALNEO--the ex-poster is an employee of CSU and no doubt benefits from this wonderful CSU perk:


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Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 21:24.



Hard to believe that Norm Roulet introduced the concept of accountability and social media to Northeast Ohio--almost ten years, ago. 

Since then, Facebook, Twitter and other network sites have broken down the Establishment's Rules of Engagement

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PREVENT Bird Window Collisions

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 21:09.


Sadly, today, a Downy Woodpecker collided with the sheet glass windows of a building in our neighborhood.  It's a sickening event to endure.  The thud and then the bird laying in pain on the grass.  It died from the massive trauma.  Migration is occurring now.  Please take time to reduce this problem by making your window surfaces less confusing to migrating and breeding birds.

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Opening Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 19:10.

American Indian Center protests Chief Wahoo
It pains me to see any one who feels disenfranchised and marginalized in our society--if it offends any one--why can't we remove it?  It especially saddens me, because I love baseball--and a lot of US love baseball. 

BAC Home Loans Servicing

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 21:17.

I receive numerous "tips" in my email--this one is especially disturbing:

This Bac [Home Loans] - foreign corp owns 1550 properties in Cuyahoga County alone. 

Check the Auditors site:  http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx

Not sure on the exact numbers, but can any one shed light on this investment scheme in NEO? 

Did BAC Home Loans assume Countrywide subprime foreclosures?


REALNEO Discovery

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 13:18.

Time for spring cleaning and accepting the fact that finding a new nest
is not as easy as we fantasize it can be.

If the water is polluted, a fish must still swim. Upstream.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 09:34.


Sustainable Cleveland 2019:   

Celebrating Energy Efficiency in 2011!  

Thursday, March 31, 2011 

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Glickman-Miller Hall, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium

1717 Euclid Avenue 

Cleveland State University  

Celebrating Energy Efficiency!

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AIA/Architecture + Design Month

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 21:29.

-Architecture & Design Month Begins!! - See calendar for details & updates



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Board of Revision Members 3.22.2011

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 23:02.

Per a call to the interim County Treasurer's office, I was able to determine who has been appointed to the boards thus far.

Ultimately, there will be 7 boards-twenty one total members assigned to Boards A-G. 

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Tomorrow can be a better day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 20:27.

All rights reserved Laura McShane

We need a vision for a better AMERICA.

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Posting to REALNEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 18:31.

Dear Norm and Jeff--in the scope of things--you are the dualing forces here at REALNEO. 

Despite your bickering, we need options at this site that will improve the ability to post materials, without one individual, group or other monopolizing the content.

FREE Speech

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:41.

Photo credit Jeff Buster

Don't like what you see posted at REALNEO?  Don't read it.  Ignore it. Don't comment on it. Let it die.

Don't form a lynch mob to remove the content--that in itself--defies the notion of FREE
Speech.  Post better content.  Post your images.

(Admin-I would like to see the option to post blog entries with comments disabled--thanks for the lunacy explanation)

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