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Cleveland Shale

One of my cousins was visiting Cleveland a few years ago, and when she saw the rocks, she thought that someone had carved the side of the rock face.  My uncle explained that it is Cleveland shale. Apparently, Cleveland shale … Continue reading

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The Pie Wagon by Carl Gaertner

Carl Gaertner is another Cleveland painter.  He died at 54 and his paintings highlight the industrial life in Cleveland at the time.  

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Volunteering: What Feels Like Helping and What Is Helping

I have been thinking a lot about the fact that I do not volunteer anymore.  I did in high school and college, but not now.  Part of that was because I was in a very stressful job with slightly odd … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Performs Macbeth

One of the greatest points of pride in my life is that I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.  And I never will.  (Well above my limits of violence.)  But I do not need to wonder … Continue reading

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Flying Ponies(Euclid Beach Park) by Carl Gaertner

I instantly connected with this picture.  This hangs in the modern art/local artist section at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  I had never heard of Carl Gaertner before but apparently he was a successful painter who lived in Cleveland.  This … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Taming of the Shrew: Summer of the Shrew Part Deux

It wouldn’t be summer without the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor free theater.   This year they begin with Taming of the Shrew.  I wish they had done this last year, because I did a bit of The Summer of the … Continue reading

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2016 NBA Championships: Clevelanders are Somebody Again!

Those of you who read my blog a few years ago know that I haven’t always been charitable towards LeBron.  Ok, I basically said that he was worse than Hitler and Satan.  (LeBron, I’m sorry.)  But last year, when Cleveland … Continue reading

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Song: in America, but Not Of America

A few weeks ago, a friend and I went to the Cleveland Museum of Art.  One of the exhibits was a video sculpture called Song.  Song features the artist’s three blonde nieces singing a simple refrain over and over.  They … Continue reading

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The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival : A (Film) Festivus for the Rest of Us!

On Saturday, a friend of mine came to visit me in Cleveland for one purpose; to attend the Cleveland International Film Festival. I took her to see Short Films.  I think that’s the best way to start.  First of all, … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random “Cleveland ‘Die In'” Thoughts

I stumbled upon a protest in Cleveland, demanding justice for Tamir Rice, a twelve year old boy who was shot by a Cleveland police officer. Tamir was black, and he was carrying a toy gun. 1 I am not sure … Continue reading

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