My friend got a new ride

Saturday, September 20, 2014

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It’s tough buying a car. It always feels like we’re on the precipice of a vehicle with the perfect set of features. Everything’s a concept (or out already in Europe).

My friend’s old ride was falling apart and it was difficult to maintain it long enough until the new Outback arrived in dealerships.

I can say with confidence that this new model bests the old in every way, and it was solid before. Subaru is less daring with their design language these days, but it makes for a vehicle that’s going to last a good long time.

He picked it up this Saturday and the engine will likely never be this clean again:

Engine

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More paper makin’

Friday, September 19, 2014

Lots of pulp

Mom broke out the paper making setup for her friend Gayle. The weather was cooperative, but unfortunately the table was persnickety. There were injures, but also lots of paper made.

paper detail

flowers

Oh, and there was cake

One Hundred Years, Edie waits, Frank

Thursday, September 18, 2014

100

Frank recommends this book. I enjoy simply looking at it, but after I’m finished with Dry I’m going to crack it open.

Edie waits

Edie waits for the automated food dispenser to dispense with the food.

Frank

Saw Frank in the theater. There was no marquee or poster to photograph as it was the last day. It was a difficult film, but made me laugh and wonder. I think it’d be hard to watch at home without dedication.

Behind two different vehicles on the way home

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Corvette"

Speaking of the Corvette, the new design feels good. It’s daring, maybe a bit out there like those new Transformers movies, but it’s a welcome and radical departure.

Bucket list:
1.) I want to drive a Corvette.
2.) Go on the Factory Tour down in Bowling Green.

OTR Bike

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

OTR Bike Mural by Michael Stillion

OTR Bike artwork by Michael Stillion (more of his OTR collages)

Beard Elixir

Bonus from the evening? A gift of some fine beard elixir. Been using it a few days, it’s dandy. (Thanks Maya!)

3D Portrait

Monday, September 15, 2014

Get 3D

Went to a Northside Community Council meeting and enjoyed hearing from all the folks in the neighborhood about the happenings and whatnot.

Happen, Inc. closed out the evening, talking about their latest programs—one of which is perfect for a project I’m working on. Stop in to their Toy Lab and they scan you and create a 3D printed model.

The examples they had on hand were awesome. I’m scheduling a scan pronto.

Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

R2-D2

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Cincinnati’s Mini Maker Faire at Union Terminal was a solid, condensed taste of the big event. And though I don’t feel we’ve seen the full strength of the event yet, like the act of making itself, it’s all about iteration. I think the ingredients are coming together nicely, and the community is starting to grow. It’s an exciting time to make.

Sidenote: I’m always in awe of Union Terminal. It’s in dire need of renovation and repair. Fingers crossed the folks of Cincinnati agree.

Tons more photos from the Mini Maker Faire

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

This was the tenth anniversary of the Lantern Lighting Ceremony at Spring Grove and my first. Families come together and customize lanterns with messages of remembrance or hope, then launch them on the lake at dusk.

We got our lanterns in order, carved out a nice spot on the eastern shore and had a makeshift picnic while the sun began to set.

Music played between readings of names for those no longer with us.

Bagpipes began and we set our lanterns off.

I can easily see this becoming a yearly tradition. (I tip my hat to Wayne for inviting me!)

Lantern Lighting Ceremony

Many more photos of the evening

Philharmonia

Friday, September 12, 2014

Philharmonia

Brahms and Tchaikovsky Festival with the CCM Philharmonia at the Corbett Auditorium.

Before the performance I reflected on the space and the philanthropy of The Corbett Foundation which made it possible. This theater is among so many venues around Cincinnati that were either built or saved by the Corbett’s generosity.

I’ve many friends that have benefited by this organization, myself included. As an audience member or working behind the counters at Riverbend, my life has been enriched by the music and arts their gifts helped sustain.

It was recently announced that the foundation is closing its doors. A natural and intended progression of the organization, there is certainly a note a sadness. But I don’t see this as a loss. It’s a legacy that lives on in the buildings, sure, but also in every person that has come through all the doors on either side of the stage.

It’s a wonderful thing, really.

Honored by the excellent performance I saw that evening, and for many more.

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