College Hill walk

Sunday, January 28, 2018

We met at the Old College Hill Town Hall, pictured above and below. Come to find out, it’s another building designed by Samuel Hannaford (of Music Hall fame).

This walk by the Cincinnati Preservation Collective brought together folks for a stroll around the neighborhood led by the College Hill Historical Society.

Learned lots of insight to how the place has changed over the years. Didn’t realize a favorite illustrator, Caroline Williams, grew up there.

A handful more photos

The Handmaid’s antique store

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Afternoon with mom. We went off the beaten path we normally traverse and came across this West Chester Antique Center.

Aimee Mann at the Madison Theater

Friday, January 26, 2018

No editing can really help this poor quality mobile photo from way back.

But the concert was quite lovely.

The first time I’d seen Aimee Mann live and the first time I’d seen tables and chairs set up on the floor of the Madison Theater.

Bonus: Jonathan Coulton as opening act and joining Aimee on for many songs he’d co-writtten on her new album.

Glasses up

This is how it is for me too, since the optometrist said bifocals were an option, but the bottom prescription would not have any correction. The other approach is simply to remove your glasses when wanting to see something up close.

So now I put my glasses up when working, or set them aside and invariably leave them, and then forget their location.

We’re earning every single one of our silver hairs.

Also? I should collect the photos, Sitting Across the Table from Jim over the many years we’ve known each other.

I should also note: Chili was on the menu but he chose not to have it.

Chili and cheese

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jim’s easy to entertain. He’s already seen most Cincinnati sights in previous visits.

He is now content visiting every possible chili parlor.

Today’s lunch: Camp Washington Chili.

Converging

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Friends from two different states come over for dinner.

A rare treat as folks don’t normally plan visits to Cincinnati very often.

But they should.

You should.

It’s nice.

If you’re reading this, you know someone here.

A bright spot

Chili Time Restaurant in St. Bernard.

The day started off a bit icy, but I managed to get out for coffee with Lisa. She loves food and shares her passion freely. And we didn’t meet at the chili parlour, that was across the street. But look at that Helvetica!

This old Long John Silvers seemed to match the dreary looking day. Personally? I love these days. They’re great for productivity. No guilt to be outside!

A mansion in Clifton.

I’ll close this all out with a splash of color. Kroger was selling these bouquets to celebrate the first birthday of Cincinnati Zoo’s famous little hippo. She’s everywhere. On t-shirts and cards and tea towels and books and ice cream labels and mugs and the list goes on. Whenever I get a bit too cynical about the news, I like to think about Fiona. How she pokes her head through walls of gloom and brings joy to so many. I can dig that.

My brother, one year older

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Oh, here’s the photo my mom made.

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