Archive for the 'Life, The Universe & Everything' Category

THERE IS BEAUTY, THERE IS JOY IN THE WORLD…

December 16th, 2014

I tear up every time I listen to the glorious 9th…

OH, HOW WE DO SO LOVE OUR LISTS…

December 13th, 2014

DOWN A MODERATION RABBIT HOLE…

December 8th, 2014

About two years ago I began regularly reading The Guardian and leaving comments on the occasional story. In June of last year I was made a comment on a Steve Bell cartoon. (I don’t recall the exact comment, but I believe I made some reference to the image on the wall behind President Obama, and […]

WHERE I GO FROM HERE…

November 22nd, 2014

2004 me and 2014 me… I’ve invested a great deal of time in recent weeks considering the questions about the next part of my journey as a novelist and journalist, and where I want to take my blogs Have Coffee Will Write and The Writing On The Wal. Back in 2005, Cleveland alternate news weekly […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 8th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News After the military Early gift shoppers stroll city Marietta man accused of rape for contact with girl, 7 Devola man accused of kidnap, assault Museum fundraisers Top Headlines Poll: How would you assess job opportunities for today’s graduates? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

ON THE SUBJECT OF GENIUS…

November 7th, 2014

For sometime I have had my personal aphorism on the subject of genius—Genius is doing the work… Now!—taped to the top of my laptop screen. I’ve even gone so far as to have the copyrighted phrase printed on pencils that I both use and distribute to my students. This morning I was reminded of another […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 7th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Two old gems Vote on oil, gas leases a step closer Citizens dive into saving Beverly’s pool Race for holiday sales is on for retailers Rotary’s day for veterans Top Headlines Poll: Will we see less gridlock out of Washington in the next two years? […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 6th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Business fire Ormet plant’s scraps for sale Tape has jail’s call; deputy’s report on fatality Panel rejects 5th St. permit proposal Changes touted at MMH Top Headlines Poll: What should Ohio do with Common Core? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 5th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Commissioner Deputy on leave after fatality County helps Johnson win 3rd term Thompson keeps Ohio House seat Race for Ohio’s 94th District seat too close Top Headlines Poll: What’s your favorite main dish for Thanksgiving dinner? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 4th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Poll workers Shriners make new kids gym a reality Pedestrian killed crossing Ohio 7 Common Core: Bill would create 3-year period of adjustment County health office targets juvenile diabetes Top Headlines Poll: Should Ohio require breath test equipment on vehicles driven by convicted drunk drivers? […]

FOCUS ON ALLIES, NOT ADVERSARIES…

November 3rd, 2014

Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 3rd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Ohio 339 determines school split Most are unswayed or annoyed by campaign ads Pay it forward: Retired teacher keeps active American Legion toy run raises $6,000 for area children Remember safety as temps start to drop Top Headlines Poll: Do you think political ads and […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

November 2nd, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Riding The Rails Area residents worry about deer poaching CVS recognized for tobacco stance Dobson plans to update PHS campus More than 1,000 attend Warren High craft fair Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe there is a political/economic “war on women?” Great pictures […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

November 1st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News holiday jobs Early voters still have time Grand jury indicts 2 for murder plot Zonta boutique next week in Reno Theft from employer results in jail sentence Top Headlines Poll: How much do you expect to spend on gifts this holiday season? Great pictures of […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 31st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Oil & gas leases Nine years in prison for ATM heists Detroit woman admits to local heroin trafficking Frontier’s financial future tied to levy The little house of worship Top Headlines Poll: Which political party do you think will claim victory after Tuesday’s election Great […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 30th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News The Unitarians Warren student honored for helping 2 who OD’d Hearing tonight on city’s oil, gas lease Monroe Co. pipeline explodes; no one injured Drainage issues brought to city council Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe in ghosts? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

A YEAR OF BARISTAS FOR ABOUT THREE LATTES…

October 29th, 2014

Nine competing specialty coffee shops from around Cleveland have come together to produce a calendar in support of the Cafe Femenino Foundation. The Cleveland Barista Calendar will be available for $15 at all featured coffee shops and select third party retail partners in November. Featuring thirty baristas from Phoenix Coffee Company, The Root Cafe, Rising […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 29th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News RED RIBBONS Bed tax reallocation debated Man gets jail sentence for selling drugs Pageant crowns Miss Belpre in Bloom Homeschool co-op expands learning Top Headlines Poll: What do you do with your leaves? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

October 28th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News World history Armory’s ground floor Plea deal on hold as man changes his story Family dispute sparks Warren lockdown Marietta board reviews forecast Top Headlines Poll: Are you a hunter? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

I USED TO THINK BOOKMOBILES WERE COOL…

October 27th, 2014

Fjaerland book town, Norway: Fjaerland is one of Norway’s Book Towns near Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier in mainland Europe. Old sheds, houses and even a hotel have been converted into bookshops. “During the winter, the bookshop owners have to transport the books from place to place, over the snow, on kick-sleds,” says Campbell.

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