Sadness, Beauty & Friendship on a Summer Weekend

Life seems so busy these days with constant activity here. As friends are probably tired of hearing, we’ve been having our kitchen and two bathrooms redone. We coming up on eight weeks and are growing weary of contractors, noise, dust, cooking in the laundry room and garage, and doing dishes in the bathtub. The weather this past weekend was picture perfect, so on David suggested … Continue reading Sadness, Beauty & Friendship on a Summer Weekend

Fond Memories of My Father-In-Law on His 100th Birthday

These are a few personal recollections of my father-in-law, Rodney Lansaw (1922-2008), and some brief highlights of his life story. Rodney was born on January 14, 1922, in Breathitt County, Kentucky. He would have been 100 years old today. I invite and encourage friends and family to share a word or two about Rodney in the Comments below. I started dating David Lansaw 30 years … Continue reading Fond Memories of My Father-In-Law on His 100th Birthday

Beautiful Holden Arboretum

Two years ago David and I spent a truly delightful day at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland, Ohio, east of Cleveland. It was a beautiful, clear and crisp Sunday afternoon in October. I wasn’t retired yet and was swamped in work, so I never compiled and posted this blog entry. Better late than never! If you haven’t been there, Holden Arboretum is a treasure. A Trail … Continue reading Beautiful Holden Arboretum

If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

David and I attended Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience here in Cleveland today. It is truly extraordinary! I’ve never experienced anything like it. Whether you’re in or near Cleveland, or want to come visit our fine city, you need to see this. The Cleveland exhibit has been extended through February 6, 2022, and tickets are available. After Cleveland the exhibit will appear in Atlanta, Boston, … Continue reading If You Have a Chance, Go See Van Gogh

Our July 4th Day Trip

David and I have enjoyed a pleasant holiday weekend. The neighbors came over for drinks and conversation Friday evening and we got together with old friends and gay activist comrades on Sunday. It was good to gather with friends again, maskless, and even hug! We also watched The Celluloid Closet on TV. Good film. On Saturday we took a short road trip east to an … Continue reading Our July 4th Day Trip

Remember When Cars Were Cars?

David and I attended the 63rd Annual Ohio Regional CCCA Fathers Day Car Show Sunday afternoon at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens in Akron. It’s always fun and brings back memories of days past when I could tell you every make and model. I’ve long since forgotten this information. If I was a kid today I don’t think I could do it with modern cars. … Continue reading Remember When Cars Were Cars?

Afternoon by the Lagoon

David suggested we drive over today to Wade Oval and the Wade Lagoon by the Cleveland Museum of Art. It’s a beautiful spot in Cleveland’s University Circle that I have visited many times during and since my childhood.. The weather today was sunny and reasonably warm in the upper 50s (maybe even lower 60s). A few trees were blooming, but it’s a bit early. We … Continue reading Afternoon by the Lagoon

Life is a Walk in the Park

Sunny walkable days are in dwindling supply with November now arrived. Today is blustery with a first snow predicted — and realized. Yesterday was bright and beautiful, so David and I spent some time in Cleveland Metroparks’ Rocky River Reservation. It was brisk but sunny and gorgeous, all the better when cooped up at home so much this year with the pandemic. We drove and … Continue reading Life is a Walk in the Park