If You Don't Watch Anything Else This Weekend, WATCH THIS!

Submitted by Roldo on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 17:05.

Here is Bill Moyers this weekend at the FreePress Convention in Minneapolis.

No one can say it better, no one can say it with as much knowledge, no one can say it more inspirationally.

Give yourself 40 minutes to hear about telling the truth to power and where the news media are  today and our responsibility for its future.

What will we design for a World Without End?

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 06/07/2008 - 11:33.

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community development lessons from rough rider, James Levin

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 10:07.

James Levin (seated) with the Brew Crew at Carnegie Hall - photo by Sandy Kish

Big bucks for them maybe, but better for us?

Submitted by metroparks muse on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 20:54.
[ or is this really 'Part Of Your Life, Naturally'] 


Turfgrass Research - For Better Golf and a Better Environment

Crooked River, 1st and 3rd Persons

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 16:04.

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You Keep Paying County Taxes

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:33.

To follow the jobs loss data, cited in item below, here’s a quick update on a couple of our onerous Cuyahoga County regressive taxes and what  they cost us monthly.

For your May payments, citizens & taxpayers, to support the Browns Stadium, used nearly exclusively (what 9 or 10 days a year) by the billionaire Lerner family, we paid $5,544,424 in May alone. Since switching the stadium "sin" taxes for the baseball field to the football field in August, 2005, we’ve paid a whopping $39,249,696. Always nice to help billionaires. The Lerner family pays a measily $250,000 in annual  rent and the city pays its insurance bill of some $125,000.

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Scary, Scary - Not Good News

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 12:10.

I’ve always called George Zeller the scariest man in Cuyahoga County.

The reason, George - really a gentle man - has the always troubling numbers on jobs and job losses for this area and the state. He’s been collecting figures on jobs and unemployment for years, now via Cuyahoga County government.

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Midtown Brews featured on Mogulus Global Grid

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 09:50.

Today's Midtown Brews & Meet The Bloggers Land Bank open conversation will be featured on Mogulus channel grid. Thanks Mogulus!

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Drupal Meetup in the Making

Submitted by Jeff Schuler on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 14:19.

If you're interested in having group meetings about Drupal in the Cleveland area, please show your interest by signing up on

Drupal Cleveland Meetup

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13 Minute Video Promoting Lake Erie Wind Development

Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 21:17.

This was just listed as a small note on the side of the front page of the PD business section the other day...

Click on the "Wind Energy Video" link in the green box on the right hand side of this page:

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Bush Government Sues To Make Testing Meat Illegal

Submitted by Charles Frost on Tue, 06/03/2008 - 20:19.
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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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Could we have this much fun in Cleveland???

Submitted by Charles Frost on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 22:18.

Solar Cup 2008......

The Solar Cup Program

Solar Cup is a seven-month program that begins in the fall, in which high school teams totaling about 900 students build and race solar-powered boats at Lake Skinner, in Temecula Valley, learning about conservation of natural resources, electrical and mechanical engineering, problem solving and much more.

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CORRECTION regarding speaker: Essential Footing: Our County-Wide Land Bank Initiative @ Insivia

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 06/02/2008 - 10:25.

Nathanael Hoelzel, Brownfield Programs Manager, Department of Economic Development, City of Cleveland will not be an official speaker for this week's Midtown Brews program. Nate will be attending and participating in Thursday's Midtown Brews Open Conversation.

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Remember That Place

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 19:59.

 That Place



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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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 22:22.
Norm Roulet views Scott Miller works at Grays Auctioneers on December 14, 2007.   Life's an unfinished mash up
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The Next Big Thing: Millennials, Mobility, Advertising

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 17:23.

Here are two interesting articles outlining next generation enterprise opportunities focused on the Millennial market, the trend toward higher levels of mobility, and advertising and communication. Don't think in actual terms of "next generation" because the market is already here!

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Real NEO Chiefs

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 16:37.
Nana Kodwo Eduakwa V and Nana Kra Kwamina II

Dress of Chiefs of the Village of Atonkwa near Elmina, Ghana - Nana Kodwo Eduakwa V and Nana Kra Kwamina II - at a reception at the Ashe Cultural Center in Cleveland

Non-Collaborative Behavior = Ohio agreement to join Great Lakes water plan stalls again

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 00:27.

Single agendas have no place in large scale collaborations that engage multi-state agreements and alignment of resources. The cost is high: time investment (just think of calculating one Governor and that Office's staff time, then multiply by eight states), tried patience, and a splintering of camps generating what Jack Ricchiuto calls, "shadow conversations" deteriorating future interest in the next collaboration opportunity. Worse yet, people act as if we have time. What do citizens have to say about this? Is this efficient and productive? What's your take on this?

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Scott may be gone...but I’ll never forget him

Submitted by Gary Penca on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 00:01.

Scott Miller Self-Portrait

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 05/29/2008 - 16:07.


I am continuing my theme of kites driving the economy.   Today I introduce another type of kite - this kite is an exhilarating  transportation vehicle.   With fuel prices going up (which is good) our entertainment outlets will be modified.  Power boats will be the losers, and wind powered sports will be the winner (which is good).

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