Decorative gourd season

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It’s Decorative Gourd Season.

I should mention, I don’t spend my time at stores everyday. But I do like to shop in very small ways. When your commute is 30 feet, it’s good to get out, and pictures of the gym wouldn’t be lit as well.

That lumberjack look

Monday, September 3, 2018

Spent a part of the sweltering Memorial Day shopping at an outlet mall with a friend I’ve known since 1985.

They didn’t have these in my size.

Urban Artifact

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Met up with a friend that had a rare few days in-between chemo sessions where she could enjoy a beer. Though nausea does play a large part, there’s also a strange side effect of not being able to eat, drink or even TOUCH anything that is cold. (Which is a real bummer considering what the thermometer has been up to the past few weeks.)

We decided to visit Urban Artifact and get flights of their seasonal sour beers, and boy did we luck out—so many great beers on tap to try.

I’ll put our order after the cut using descriptions from the taproom, but add that they’re the most adventurous brewers around. I normally don’t favor fennel in things, but in a beer with some lemon? It was savory and totally fantastic.

The flight list

Boomtown and Birds

Not only do we have avocado toast in Cincinnati, we also have biscuits served with cocktails, beards and electric scooters.

This Sunday I experienced all of them. (Outside of the avocado toast.) I also learned about the brand Grave Before Shave which is a notion I didn’t realize I subscribed.

I was worried about the scooter. My first attempts were terribly unnerving and unsteady. But eventually? It clicked into my equilibrium and I was able to cut through the extremely muggy heat and make a breeze.

Good times.

Northside Vodka

Saturday, September 1, 2018

A gift from my mom. Haven’t broken the seal yet, but noting the moment with her garden as a fine backdrop.

Say hello

Friday, August 31, 2018

One of the prompts of my PhotoScouting project was to Say Hello and ask a stranger to take their photo.

I’m always trying to get better at it, to slow down, relish the opportunity, and be steady of heart and hand.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

“All food will end up in bowls.” a friend told me. The proliferation of fast-casual dining continues, but I like the healthy twist that seems to be popping up more and more.

CoreLife Eatery just opened up on the east side last month and the only thing with gluten on the menu is the optional bread you can get at the register. In addition to grain bowls and bone broths, they have those fancy fresca drinks with options like beet lemonade. Digging it, but all the bowl joints are starting to blur.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A good friend has a parent that believes “chemtrails” are chemical agents left in the sky by aircraft, deliberately sprayed for purposes undisclosed to the general public.

Along with anti-vaxxers, fake moon landers, holocaust deniers and flat-earthers, I’m flummoxed by this present-day world of information.