Around Ziegler Park

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Took a walk around Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton neighborhoods.

The pool at Ziegler Park has a new whimsical mural by Andrew Neyer. You can kind of see it back there. Here, let me crop in…

That same park has this incredible oak tree.

Across the way? This old diner that has struggled to make a go of it for decades might finally have it’s day… Sugar n Spice is opening its second location there. (Their wispy pancakes are delicious and I am thrilled by the prospect.)

This Tesla had some rainbow magic in the treatment of the sunroof/roof that made super pretty colors.

Last snapshot from the afternoon: This tidy abode with a single carport across from the park.

Not pictured? Writing thank you cards at a restaurant bar waiting for lunch to arrive. Hearing everything so clearly, including each bite of salad. Wandering without an agenda. Feeling loss but not lost. Aimless with guideposts. A hello in the alley to an artist. Two street celebrations a bit hampered by the drizzle. Coming home to curl up sit and read a book. Cat in my lap.

Still Polaroiding

Friday, June 7, 2019

The pile of snapshots keeps growing.

Gabe and David stopped by for dinner last night, but what they didn’t realize is we’d take turns playing Fruit Ninja and Beat Saber and National Geographic in lieu of dessert. Luckily their son Brayden was super content on the couch watching it all go down or napping.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

The McDonalds on Mitchell has this classic sign and I lament when it will be replaced by something less extruded and LED-ier.

Unrelated? The Marge Schott Stadium at UC looks a tiny bit like a windowless version of the Apple spaceship campus, with a dollop of added discomfort by her racist proclivities.

Edie in shelving unit

There have been lots of shots of Edie of late, but she really loves her little IKEA home in the shelves and she’s so darn adorable, it must be recorded.

Bacchus is a good dog

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Left my phone at Larry’s when I worked out this morning. I actually had half a mind to just leave it there until I returned a few days later.

I was free!

But it made sense to pop back up and the weather was kinda cool because rain was approaching.

His partner Tom joined for a glass of wine on the porch and all of a sudden it made complete sense to be there.

Then the storm got heavy so naturally I had to stay for a refill.

The whole while Bacchus (pictured above) just laid there happy as can be while their other dog Shadow couldn’t decide if the best place to ride out all the thunder was alone inside, or with everyone on the porch.

He chose the latter. I’m glad I did too.

Hand model, charging stations

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

When stock photography doesn’t cut the mustard, I become a hand model.

Earlier in the day I ran out to a Meijer grocery store that had all these Tesla charging stations in the parking lot. This is foreshadowing. Because one day VW will finally release that dag-blasted electric bus and I will make it a portable office and work while the sun rises on the Grand Tetons. Those mountains will make a great backdrop to my aged hands.

Also? I have no idea how this shit will work. Maybe Tesla chargers won’t work with a VW and that’s fine. I’ll figure it out.

Patio season

Monday, June 3, 2019


Sunday, June 2, 2019

It was too nice of a day to be inside and watch a movie but that’s exactly what a group of us did. Luckily, the movie was solid.

Rocketman felt more like a stage musical than Bohemian Rhapsody’s performance based approach. There is also an underlying hook telling Elton’s story here that lent an extra layer of gravitas to the story. Overall? Not as risqué as I expected, favored the subject matter a bit too much, but totally entertaining.