Spontaneous lunch

Wendy texted, “Just finished up an errand in Cincinnati. Wanna grab lunch?” I had just finished meetings for the day and replied with an emphatic YES! We didn’t eat in this parking garage, but around the corner at a favorite taco joint. Caught our breaths and caught up with life, coloring in all those details […]

St. Francis

The temperature was cold and it was too early in the evening for dinner crowds or revelers. So it was easy to sneak downtown and pop into mom’s favorite restaurant* and pick up her favorites for take-out. Took a stoplight moment to regard St. Francis here on the way home. * Aladdin’s Eatery. They serve […]

Remaking a space

Good folks I know are taking an old building in Findlay Market and remaking it into a new event space. Today I took a peek inside. It was day one. They hooked up some lights and started to tear out all the old stuff. It’s always neat to see things before, and again after. And […]

22 years

Unrelated the rest of this post: I took this selfie at the Weston Art Gallery. It’s a work by Chris Engman called Containment and it’s a part of the FotoFocus biennial that is wrapping up in Cincinnati. I really liked “stepping in’ to this photo. — 22 years ago, my oncologist and I decided to […]

An evening in OTR

Final Friday means things are happening downtown in Over the Rhine. Stopped by We Have Become Vikings to pick up a few prints. Enjoyed meeting Matt (above left), having a brew and shooting the breeze with him and Jason. Then it was off to Indigo Hippo to look at the opening of a show that […]

Inside out

The Contemporary Arts Center is a great architectural moment in our central district downtown. There is one floor dedicated to staff and I was lucky to take a peek around, looking out from under one of the cantilevered slabs. Inside and across from this view? A Mapplethorpe lingering temporarily from a recent exhibition. I saw […]

Pendleton Mapped

Wheeling around Pendleton on Sunday morning. The area is changing so fast. Some of it? Not so pretty. Most of it? Quite nice. I’ve always enjoyed this mural by Barbara & David Day, “Pendleton Mapped,” which tells the the 200-year story of the neighborhood.

Photowalk: North Avondale

A photowalk through North Avondale led by Dan Becker. So many beautiful houses in a neighborhood I’ve never really explored. I really dig being a tourist in my own city. Lots more photos on the PhotoCorps site.