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?
Category: ◼︎ This, That & The Other
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
To all who celebrate, Merry Christmas! from our house to yours. This is a season of many traditions and we wish health, happiness and all the best to everyone. In this "unique" year we can't have any guests over, so instead join me here for a virtual visit to the Laycock-Lansaw household. One note... I … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
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!
Democracy Be Damned
Donald Trump is on a mission to wreck the November election, and with it, he'll have dealt a body blow to U.S. Constitutional democracy. Never before have we seen a President exert so much effort to undermine an election. This is a unique year with a pandemic that makes in-person voting risky for many people, … Continue reading Democracy Be Damned
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’