I remember going downtown as a kid and being excited to traverse on the Skywalk system connecting buildings. Sure it’s just a covered elevated sidewalk, but it afforded good views of the streets. There aren’t many spans left as approaches to urban life shifted, which according to this article is likely best: The story behind Cincinnati’s slowly […]

Meet Larry

This is Larry. He’s a personal trainer. I met him proper on November 13 of last year, and unless there’s a holiday or travel, I see him bright and early three days a week now. Coming from someone who had no experience with any type of consistent physical activity, the concept of fitness was foreign […]

Exterior shot: Carol

Whenever a movie is filmed in Cincinnati, folks get excited—which is entirely warranted because this occurrence is rare. This go-round saw Todd Haynes bring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and a host of others to bring Carol to life. The synopsis: “Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls […]

Editing the Anthology

My friend Zan has a gratifying enthusiasm about things. This manifests itself in lots of ways: her (excellent) photography, love of baseball, cat chaperoning, music appreciation, all sorts of writing, and a love for the overlooked places in our lives. She’d been working on an anthology and we talked about the possibility of me contributing […]

Ruth’s Parkside Cafe

If you ever ate at Mullanes back in the day in Cincinnati, you’ll be thrilled to know it lives on in spirit (and many menu items) at Ruth’s Parkside Cafe in the American Can Factory building in Northside. Start with the beet salad and end with the gooey butter cake. As for what to pick […]

Turning the field

The nice weather is beginning to stick around. Good for plowing the fields and enjoying an evening out on the town.

Opening Day Parade

Once again I’m reminded that our parades would benefit from more extravagant floats. But that didn’t diminish the weather and vibe of the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade for the Reds.

Possible view

Attended a Creative Mornings talk at the Possible building downtown. Dug the view!

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