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Worst Week Ever!: July 24-30

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
WEDNESDAY JULY 24: It’s hard to find a job that pays $40,000 and allows you to be you, because most people with money are insufferable to be around.  

Cincinnati vs. The World 07.31.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Economists and polar scientists published a report that found climate change in the Arctic could be impactful enough to deal a $60 trillion blow to the global economy. WORLD -1    

Got Faith? Get Love

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Will anyone reading this even live long enough to witness the world’s major religions change their closed ranks, homophobic ways and teachings?   

Remembering Jeremy Ramundo

3 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The first time I remember meeting Jeremy Ramundo was at Walnut Hills High School during the late ’90s.  

Women Versus Clothing: WTF Is a Size 8?

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Chances are if you’ve ever had trouble buttoning a pair of jeans in a fitting room, someone has thrown this adage over the door: “Don’t worry, Marilyn Monroe was a size 16” — along with the next size up.  

You Better Recognize

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
So I could’ve married my cousin, Marc, when I was 13 in Tennessee and we could now be 35 years into Ohio-based bliss but, so far, I cannot marry my partner anywhere else and legally leave her any of my crap in Ohio? SMH. And this is what the Obergefell/Arthur family is upset about.  

Worst Week Ever!: July 17-22

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
MONDAY JULY 22: Having a baby makes people feel like they’ve done something more important than anything anyone else could possibly ever do (dude, my fantasy baseball team is a big deal, too).  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.24.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 24, 2013
A super-conservative Christian consultant group tried to ease equally super-conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann’s migraine pain by gifting her with a head massager but accidentally bought her a “female pleasure machine” instead. WORLD +2    

Facts vs. Perceptions in Trayvon Martin Coverage

9 Comments · Tuesday, July 23, 2013
If Zimmerman is guilty of anything, it was prosecutors, not jurors, who let him walk free. That kind of over-charging isn’t alien to Hamilton County, but it too rarely is questioned by reporters, especially when pleas to lesser charges are accepted by prosecutors and judges.
  

Curmudgeon Notes 7.24.2013

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Northern Kentucky’s Sarah Jones is a statistic, one of many public school teachers caught having sex with students. Jones’ conviction joins her local identity with “former Bengals cheerleader.” Now, she could become more widely known as winner of a vexing First Amendment case.   

Empty Bedrooms (for Trayvon, for Us)

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
I talked to my kids about Trayvon Martin, the flaws and intricacies of the American judicial system, about racial profiling and about how the smallest of bad choices can keep them from coming home at the end of the day.  

Let's Talk About Street Harassment

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Finding yourself subject to foreign ogles comes with the territory when you’re a female urban-dweller, I’ve accepted. It’s part of the rhythm of every day, and it’s often more an annoyance than an actual physical threat. But it’s a meaningful annoyance.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.17.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
About three women in India are victims of acid attacks each week, reports The Atlantic Wire. WORLD -2  

Worst Week Ever!: July 10-16

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 17, 2013
SATURDAY JULY 13: There are only so many ways to hurt somebody with a tampon, but Texas state troopers today made sure that society would see none of them during the Texas State Senate’s vote to restrict late-term abortions.   

Curmudgeon Notes 7.10.13

'Business Courier' redesign, Quebec rail disaster and more media musings

0 Comments · Thursday, July 11, 2013
I’m undecided about the value of the redesigned Cincinnati Business Courier print edition. Previously, the weekly was helpful to a general reader who wanted to follow corporate doings and influence in Cincinnati. Now, I’m less sure of its usefulness.