What’s Happened to Concerts?

As of this writing, nine people are dead from the November 5th "Houston Stampede" with many more injured including a 9-year-old boy now in a medically-induced coma.9-year-old Ezra Blount died on Sunday, November 14, 2021, becoming the 10th victim. This isn't a total surprise. Rapper Travis Scott has a reputation and past convictions for encouraging … Continue reading What’s Happened to Concerts?

The Trashing of Cleveland’s Public Square

Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, sits just below Terminal Tower, home of the old Cleveland Union Terminal that served the New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio, and other railroads during the city's heyday. It occupies 10 acres, and until recently it was divided into 4 quadrants separated by Superior Avenue and Ontario Street — both … Continue reading The Trashing of Cleveland’s Public Square

Fond Memories of Higbee’s & Christmas in Cleveland

Screenshot from Cleveland.com video A few days ago I shared a picture on Facebook of the old Higbee's Department Store on Cleveland's Public Square. The store opened in 1860 and continued until it was sold to the Dillard's chain in 1987. Even those who aren't from Cleveland or weren't around years ago will probably remember … Continue reading Fond Memories of Higbee’s & Christmas in Cleveland

Death Threats, Even Facetious, Don’t Get a Pass

Screenshot from NBC's Today Show. I was watching NBC this morning and see that Trump attorney Joe Digenova made the statement captioned here about Christopher Krebs, Trump's former cybersecurity chief in the Department of Homeland Security. This is a clip of Digenova speaking on Newsmax. https://youtu.be/iv6CKCLWZes If he hasn't already, I'm sure Digenova will tweet … Continue reading Death Threats, Even Facetious, Don’t Get a Pass

Why Almost 70 Million Voters Chose Trump

◼︎GUEST AUTHOR:◻︎TONY PRINCE Introduction As this is written on Thursday morning after Election Day, there's no winner yet. Ballot counting continues and it appears that Joe Biden will win both the popular vote and the Electoral College. I've believed for some time that Biden would win. I wasn't necessarily expecting a landslide as some were … Continue reading Why Almost 70 Million Voters Chose Trump

A plague o’ both your houses!

Ginsburg's death and McConnell's hypocrisy is the final straw. At 67 I've seen the country rocked many times: two Kennedy assassinations, Martin Luther King assassination, Vietnam War, Kent State, Watergate, Three Mile Island, 9/11, 2009-2010 economic crisis, mass shootings, the Trump election, COVID-19 and zillions of other events in between. Now comes the death of … Continue reading A plague o’ both your houses!

I am Officially ‘Pasture-ized’

◼︎MY PERSONAL JOURNEY This old horse is now officially out to pasture. Hooray! After 31 years, I went off payroll at the City of Cleveland effective 12:01 this morning. This presumably ends a total 37-year career in the field of neighborhood community development. Before starting work at City Hall in the Department of Community Development, … Continue reading I am Officially ‘Pasture-ized’