College Hill walk

We met at the Old College Hill Town Hall, pictured above and below. Come to find out, it’s another building designed by Samuel Hannaford (of Music Hall fame). This walk by the Cincinnati Preservation Collective brought together folks for a stroll around the neighborhood led by the College Hill Historical Society. Learned lots of insight to how […]

Chili and cheese

Jim’s easy to entertain. He’s already seen most Cincinnati sights in previous visits. He is now content visiting every possible chili parlor. Today’s lunch: Camp Washington Chili.

Looking up in the Globe

2018 Women’s March

On January 20th, 2018, this felt like a very good place to be. But it wasn’t all good. There was a rift between the march organizers and the Black Lives Cincinnati group. Best summed up in this piece by Nick Swartsell. My hope is that in the future, everyone will march together.

The closing of Macy’s downtown

It might be hard to parse, but there’s a man carrying Macy’s “Everything Now 40% Off” sign. Macy’s is closing our downtown department store in the shadow of their headquarters just a few blocks north. I feel like it’s a missed opportunity. It’s a lovely location in the heart of a city that continues to reinvent […]

The Mockbee

View of The Mockbee from Central Parkway. I’ve never been in this building and I have terrible shame about this fact because they host some great events. It’s on my local bucket list. Unrelated cherry picker:

First snow

Of the season that is. And though it wasn’t particularly deep and there was a layer of ice under it all, it scratched the itch, blanketing the neighborhood in a quiet moment of transformation.

PSA Meeting #2

Met a group of folks at the Wave Pool for our second meeting of minds trying to figure out: What do we do with our energy, our discontent? Our feeling that our government doesn’t reflect our values. Elected officials are not listening to constituents but corporations. That there is a better and more loving future. […]