• Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-24

    "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it… in bed." # Down at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati with my cousin, Marianne. # Joe…. Like, Joe the Plumber…! Um, well, not exactly… # Final packing and tying up a few loose ends today for two weeks in Austin,…

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-17

    Chapman = insane. Really fun to see in person. #reds # Juan Francisco? One of my favorite places in the whole world! #reds # Going to the ballpark still reminds me of Joe Nuxhall. Can't help it. Miss that voice. #reds # Stealth bomber or some other type of fighter jet flying over Cincinnati. #…

  • Taming the mighty Mill Creek

    Tomorrow I embark on an adventure few in this area would ever consider doing – canoeing down the Mill Creek. It won’t be my first time. The last time was May 1, 2007 when we left from Spring Grove Avenue and got out near the Ohio River – in utter filth. What I learned on…

  • Choosing differently?

    I have my hiding places around town. They’re all over the place. In parks, on vistas, inside coffee shops, at dead ends, in cemeteries, at airports. They are on the West Side, the East Side and in neighboring little towns in Ohio and states that have reciprocal income tax agreements with Ohio. Most I can…

  • Pete Rose has given us back what he took away

    Image via Wikipedia I’m not a sports guy. Let’s make that clear from the get-go. Any sport I tried to play as a kid ended up embarrassingly bad – including my career-ending smack-in-the-face at one of my very first pitch baseball games. I was in the second grade. Growing up in Cincinnati meant loving, at minimum, two…

  • Hamilton County poised to go back to “red” this fall?

    It’s campaign season and candidates all across the region and the state are in full campaign mode. Or are they? In 2008, Hamilton County tilted toward the Democratic side for the first time since 1967 when President Lyndon Johnson lead that party’s ticket. Now, two years later and some signs point toward a red win,…

  • Sunday morning tune

    Caught Lorna Parson of Sharonville this morning as she tapped the keys on a “Play me, I’m Yours” piano on the lawn of the Wyoming Arts Center in Wyoming. She was playing “Yankee Doodle” from a beginner’s piano lesson book and said she was attempting to hit all 35 pianos before the program officially ends…

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-10

    Had a very nice evening out at the Zaenkert family farm today. They're my cousins. So many mud- and manure-filled childhood memories there. # I just ousted Archie B. as the mayor of Archie Bunker's Place. # Just watched "(500) Days of Summer." Beautiful movie. # Greg Brady http://twitpic.com/2lkmoj # I'm about to ride The…

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-09-03

    I derive tremendous inspiration, plus substantial knowledge, from tech guru @leolaporte Great profile in LA Times: http://oncincy.com/cj30UW # Tomorrow begins my stint on Hamilton County jury duty. If all goes well, I will get a trial w/ intrigue, mystery. Or, better, nothing at all # Not one for food cravings, but for some reason want…

  • Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-27

    Don't let the party end until I get there. #mpmf # Al Franken is leading the charge on Net Neutrality. A perfect example of the lies being spread by misinformation http://oncincy.com/98UEao # I checked in at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse (11700 Princeton Pike) on #Yelp http://bit.ly/cY4mwN # Just went golfing with my Uncle Rick, cousin,…