Jeff Buster's blog

LONG ROAD TO THE SCRAP MARKET IN CLEVELAND, 0HIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/23/2007 - 14:28.

 

 I stopped and spoke with these two fellows to check on the current prices paid for scrap steel- a nickel a pound or $100.00 per ton. 

They were happy to converse, but weren't keen on being photographed up close. 

Each of their shopping baskets had, I would estimate, between 100lbs and 200lbs of rusty cast iron and steel - a 1 inch diameter steel rod about 3 feet long, a piece of angle iron, what looked like a plate that goes under the rail road rail and through which the RR spikes are hammered, etc.   These fellows had been gleaning the fields around the TriC area and were headed on Saturday to the scrap yard at E55th and 490.   

DRIVEWAY WITH A CONSCIENCE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/21/2007 - 17:57.
 

Louie (on the left) is lugging one of the 75 pound precast concrete waffle blocks.   Each block covers about 1.5 square feet.  At $12.00 each, or $8.00 per square foot, this is a little more expensive than having a concrete driveway installed.

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FREE STAMP - CLEVELAND, OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 22:41.

Homeless home under Free Stamp in Cleveland

10.18.11 Occupy Cleveland needs a permit for Willard Park and for Public Square.   Downtown Cleveland Alliance needs access for Xmas decor. Right.

Christmas in Cleveland will be hard for many.

But some have shelter, colored with red, white, and green.

The FREE STAMP is a negative, as is much of Cleveland.

DANA PATERSON IS NEON - SUNDAY OPENHOUSE!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 21:51.

I know a friend in NY who has always admired neon, so, at Norm Roulet's suggestion, I visited the Dragon's Heir Neon Art Shop at 5900 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.  Spend that Solstice present money on local ART!

JUDGE GAUL FIRES MYERS UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SCALDINI

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 14:31.

Here is the sequence of events during the last week concerning Cleveland, Ohio's Myers University:

The President of the University, Mr. Scaldini, announces Monday that the University will close its doors at the end of this semester because the school is out of Money. 

Marcel Breuer's AMERITRUST LOBBY CONCIERGE STATION - WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE NOW?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/14/2007 - 11:12.

The lobby of the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland, Ohio used gray and black granite.  

PUTITONTHEBALLOT - CUYAHOGA COUNTY - WHERE'S YOUR SALES TAX MONEY NOW?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 17:41.


Cuyahoga County, Ohio, has been collecting a quarter percent more sales and use tax for almost 3 months now - since October 1, 2007.   Projected by Commissioners Tim Hagan and Jimmy Dimora at about one million per week, that extrapolates to about 11 million in the County coffers from the added sales tax.

I accompanied Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed, (center with clip board above) a number of times as he collected signatures in order to allow a County wide referendum vote to determine if the voters would support such a tax.

ROLDO BARTIMOLE ON BREWED FRESH DAILY - POSITIVELY CLEVELAND + PLUS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/13/2007 - 16:06.


BREWED FRESH DAILY HAS A THREAD which carries  a discussion which I believe it is important for everyone in NEO to read.  The thread is especially important now that the City of Cleveland is looking desperately for immediate cash-back from the taxpayers’ UDAG loans. 

MYERS UNIVERSITY – SOMETHING(s) ISN’T (aren't) RIGHT

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 12/12/2007 - 19:50.


Back when I-OPEN held symposia at Myers I was a frequent visitor to the new building on Chester at E 38th.  That was about two years ago.

TOWER CITY CENTER ADVERTIZING WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION ON THE RTA?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 12/11/2007 - 14:38.

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This post is a response to the RTA public informantion officer, Mr. Masek, and Anonymous (who seems to be responding for Mr. Masek also) here over on Tim Ferris' blog __________________________________________________________________

Mayor Jackson Lights Up Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:47.


For the second year running Mayor Jackson, of Cleveland, Ohio helped light the menorah in Public Square, next to the Moses Cleaveland Statue.

The City Photographer was there, along with Channel 23, the City Cable access channel. 

I practiced an act of civil disobedience and gave a panhandler a dollar.

CHECK THE FENCE NOW - CUYAHOGA COUNTY COMING UNGLUED

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 23:25.

   We have all had the experience of lying, or trying to do something which is beyond our capacity. 

GET UP TOMORROW, AND DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN - IN CLEVELAND…

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/09/2007 - 15:32.


What is it about diners that is so “everyman”, so comfortably commonplace? 

Graffiti Cedar Hill RTA with code citation

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 12/08/2007 - 16:21.

I couldn't read the fine print on this until I blew it up in Photoshop.   Was it the RTA's effort to be humorous?  Or a tagger who knew his codes?

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HARLOW'S MAPLE CORN FROM BURTON, OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 21:35.


I just learned that Harlow’s Maple Popcorn is produced by Suzanne Finnerty, (who is Mary Beth Matthew’s sister) and Esther Andes (who does marketing).  It is made in Burton, Ohio by Amish gals who work with Ms. Finnerty and Ms. Andes.  The artwork of the Maple Sugar Shack on the cellophane bag is produced by Mary Beth’s sister – hey art runs in that family!

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CLEVELAND PLUS - CHRISTMAS RATS BITING PEOPLE IN PUBLIC SQUARE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/07/2007 - 13:55.

 

“We’ve got it all, together” here in Cleveland, Ohio!   And I'm not talking about the Nutcracker rats, either!

 

Chicago marina city

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/06/2007 - 18:22.

Bertrand Goldberg and Associates are the architects of the twin towers which were finished in 1963

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BREAKING UP THE DOG HOUSE – TRANSIENCE IN AMERICA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 16:40.


I spent time today cutting up an old dog house - for firewood. 

 

3rd BAUHAUS-BREUER-MODERNISM PRESENTATION THIS WEDNESDAY 6:PM, JUDSON MANOR

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/26/2007 - 15:12.

Third and Last of 3 Bauhaus-Breuer events this week: Wednesday, November 28 at 6 pm at Judson Manor —Green building and modernism; are they antithetical?  (I'm  posting this for Susan Miller who's one of the organizers)

WHY AMTRAK IS NEVER ON TIME – HAVEN’T YOU HEARD ARLO? IT’S INTENTIONAL, STUPID!

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 11/23/2007 - 15:58.

CHAPTER ONE Recently, when I spoke with a conductor on the Albany-Boston Amtrak coach, he told me that he had been working on that run for the last four years and the train had NEVER arrived on time.  Consistent with his experience, we arrived an hour late.

 

FOUR YEARS!?  Well, right off the bat you’ve gotta find that that is intentional. 

 

So why? What seems to be going on?

DISTANT RELATIVES – WE MEET ON THANKSGIVING

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/22/2007 - 19:55.

This morning when I was out with Tucker (the dog) this deer got his attention. Tucker stood still and stared at the deer, and the deer stood still, while slow-motion lifting his front left leg up and down to softly stomp his hoof on the leaves.

FACELESS TRAVELERS AND THE US BORDER PATROL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 11/21/2007 - 18:17.

The mood in the United States is changing towards people who don’t look like they are from here.

For years I have traveled around the US and around the world and, besides being inspected and asked to produce my passport at the physical border crossing between nations, I have only been stopped inside a county once - in the 70’s – by soldados in Patagonia when Argentina was governed by the military right before Peron returned to power.

MODERN MASTERS FOR FREE AT CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 20:13.
 

Be sure to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art and see the Modern Master’s.  Really, it is way too much to take in during one visit.