Flood peeping

Jim & Chris regard the city from the Observation Deck.   Smale Riverfront Park almost entirely submerged by the flood. I keep bumping into Zan.

Trivia Night 2018

Trivia Night for the Montessori was on February third. This year our table theme was The Breakfast Club. We also have to tie that theme into food so there were pixie sticks and Cap’n Crunch on bread and some sushi to boot. We didn’t win anything this year, but as always, we had a lot […]

Trivia Night 2016

Trivia Night is a sacred event. Benefitting McGuffey Montessori, this yearly gathering packs the big room at the Community Center up in Oxford. Teams of eight fill tables for lightning rounds of trivia questions, homemade desserts, a silent auction and general conviviality. Oh, and every team is encouraged to have a theme, which usually combines […]

Farm Day 13.1

Another Farm Day in the books. Perfect weather and the friendliest bunch of folks you can ask for. Oh, and the food. Pot luck like no other. I didn’t take many photos, but a few got fired off… Wendy & Doot. Zan & her pops. Me & mom. This year’s t-shirt commemorated the lawnmower that […]

The Cincinnati Anthology Literary Gathering

It’s real now. Tonight, at The Cincinnati Anthology Literary Gathering, I was able to get my paws on a real-life physical copy of the first book I’ve designed. That was a personal triumph, but the evening held lots more goodness. First, the setting at the Mercantile Library was perfect. I hadn’t been to this tucked […]

Warriors come out to play

“You haven’t see The Warriors!?” Maya’s tone was aghast. No, I had not. But she had the original, definitive version on cassette, Jeremy had a VHS player and I was able to borrow a screen and projector. A week later we congregated as storms brewed outside and watched the 1979 film about gangs and dressing […]

Trivia Night 2014

Another Trivia Night in support of McGuffey is in the books. Our team ‘80’s Mall’ didn’t win, but we had fun dagnabbit. Paul and Amy transcend time, bringing selfies back a few decades. I need to ask Zan what was jammin’ on her Walkman™. Excellent crowd. Capped it off with cake.

Team Heavy Metal Parking Lot

The above instant photo captures the spirit of our trivia team. We didn’t win this year, but we felt good about what we brought to the table. And Tom’s boombox was impressive.

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