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Living Out Loud: : Cubicles and Co-Workers

Welcome to my white collar zoo

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2007
If you're employed as an office worker, I'm sure you have experienced the pleasures of working with many different personalities. I've spent nearly 10 years of my life stuck in a cubicle. As with a  

Living Out Loud: : Pretty in Pink

Crazy eyes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
It's a hot August morning. I'm waiting at the bus stop where Warsaw Avenue meets St. Lawrence Avenue in Price Hill. A young girl walks up to me and pulls up her low-cut blouse to show me the rest   

Living Out Loud: : The Privileged Athlete

They are not better people

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Earlier in the year I saw an interesting sports headline. It claimed that the game was over for Pacman Jones of the Tennessee Titans. I guess after so many of its players being arrested last year t  

Living Out Loud: : The Thunder Rolls

A writer's life

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I'm working on a story when I receive an e-mail from my daughter canceling lunch plans again. Feeling frustrated, I don't respond back. At my writing desk, heavy rain, lighting and thunder make me   

Living Out Loud: : Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sobbing into a cell phone

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Fairly early on a Sunday morning I was heading back downtown from the Alpine Laundry in Price Hill. I have this Sunday morning routine down perfectly now. I can get to Price Hill, get two loads of   

Living Out Loud: : Todd's From E-Town

The Breakfast

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This kid with a Mohawk haircut starts talking to me as I'm standing outside Sophia's Restaurant on Main Street downtown finishing a cigarette. I'm not paying much attention to him as it's early mor  

Living Out Loud: : Laundry, Groceries and $20 Hookers

Mornings at the Alpine

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Downtown living is fine. Despite some surprises with electrical problems and miscellaneous other shit at the beginning of my move, I can't complain too much about my living space. If I had an apartm  

Living Out Loud: : I Don't Need an Exorcism

Dealing with bipolar stigma

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2007
When I get home from work, I sometimes morph into a couch potato. Particularly, I like CSI: New York. I keep hoping that Stella and Mac will get it on. They never do, but those bastard writers have  

Living Out Loud: : Going Cold Turkey

A weekend without my computer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
The week was a bit of a surprise. We all, including my landlord, thought that my new apartment downtown was in move-in condition. We thought that until we turned on my computer and window air-condi  

Living Out Loud: : Sit or Spin II

Love and the Laundromat

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I struggled from my Chevy to the Laundromat's automatic door, limp-walking, balancing the laundry basket's weight against my stomach. As the glass slid open, I paused before entering. To my left, a  

Living Out Loud: : Scattered

Rambling thoughts from a guy making a change

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I should think of some other name for this week's column but I'm not going to, because I'm tired and grumpy and don't feel like it. Besides, the column is only on the Web this week, and nobody read  

Living Out Loud: : Have You Been Saved?

Accepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2007
On a hot, sticky Thursday afternoon, I got on the No. 17 Metro to go home. The consulting job had been a bear that day, and I couldn't wait to leave it. The bus was sort of crowded, but there were   

Living Out Loud: : Stuff

My History in a Drawer

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Next month I'll be moving downtown and away from Clifton's Gaslight District. It's probably time for me to throw some stuff out. The center drawer in the desk in my study is a complete mess; and o  

Living Out Loud: : Seven Months

Questions for Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I moved to Cincinnati from Athens, Ohio, around seven months ago. It's great that I can keep my Ohio license plate, driver's license and Ohio taxes -- but really, I moved to another state. Not   

Living Out Loud: : Hard Times

A long way home

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
It was December 4, 2001, and my father would die in four days. He'd been diagnosed four years earlier with chronic lymphatic leukemia and was receiving hospice care at home. My siblings and I had d