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Cincinnati vs. the World 07.10.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A research study found that China’s policy of giving residents free coal to heat their homes has reduced life expectancies of its residents by about 5.5 years, causing increased cardio-respiratory deaths and higher rates of heart and lung disease. WORLD -2  

Until It's Time for You to Go

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
We’re all, most of us, anyway, waiting together for 93-year-old Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to go. But, really? How much can one man bear? How much beating? How much ostracization? How many lies? How much defamation, alienation and starvation?   

A Celebration of Our Greatest Appendage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
 Without thumbs we couldn’t hitchhike; give thumbs up; give a handjob; use a hammer; use the full vocabulary of sign language; pick up a cup; make a phone call; recreate Star Wars with only thumbs (see: Thumb Wars); use a lighter; do an accurate Fonzie impression; text while driving; or tweet without a laptop on the toilet. 

  

Worst Week Ever!: July 3-8

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
SUNDAY JULY 7: It must be difficult to be a business owner during today’s changing times — 50 years ago no one had to pay women an equal wage or even hire black people, and now there’s all this social media and Obamacare making everything confusing.  

'Enquirer' Takes Questionable Approach to Covering Meyers Ordination

Daily refuses to cover "illegal" ordination, but Gannett weekly covers it

2 Comments · Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Thirty-nine years ago, Enquirer editors agreed to cover a global story that still reverberates through some of Christianity’s oldest denominations: the acrimonious debate over whether women may be priests.    

Post Pride

4 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I have noticed during more than 25 years of paying attention to it that many gays and lesbians of color in this still greatly segregated city further segregate ourselves because sometimes we feel pressure to choose between our selves of color and our same-sex-loving selves.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 07.03.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
A victory for watery beer lovers everywhere: The MillerCoors brewing company in Colorado, the nation’s biggest stand-alone brewery, is now landfill-free. WORLD +2 
  

Worst Week Ever!: June 26-July 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
SATURDAY JUNE 29: We at WWE! are suckers for a great gimmick — when Papa John’s offers unlimited toppings on medium pizzas we pick up the phone and dial 347-1111 with a quickness.   

Maybe 'Seinfeld' Saved My Life

0 Comments · Monday, July 1, 2013
As luck would have it, or maybe it wasn’t luck at all, right across the street from the office was a bar called “Chuck’s Rockin’ Ranch.” But I never went to Chuck’s or drank on Thursdays. That was Seinfeld night. I didn’t want my head to be all fuzzy watching that show. It was always the highlight of my lonesome week.  

In the Land of Cotton

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 I suspect you will get the full drift of how wrong it’s been to hold that soft spot in your heart for slavery once your endorsements dwindle and your TV appearances are relegated to repeats, if that.   

Marriage, Right?

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Religious zealots are also protesting the DOMA review because they believe gay marriage and gay parents will ruin America’s children, despite the fact that there are plenty of straight people out there — murderers, cult leaders, narcissists — who probably shouldn’t have been allowed to commingle.  

Shield Laws Create Gray Areas

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
 A press card means we’re special until we irritate someone who can ignore it or take it away. It doesn’t matter what level of government is involved; the power to issue a press card is the power to withhold.  

Worst Week Ever!: June 19-25

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
TUESDAY JUNE 25: An Ohio man’s recent trip to Michigan took a turn for the worse after he took some mushrooms and was found trespassing inside Ypsilanti Middle School. Responding officers noted that the man had ripped part of his penis off.
  

Cincinnati vs. The World 06.26.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Radical anti-abortion group Personhood Ohio tried fundraising for its cause — to outlaw all abortions — by selling assault rifles. CINCINNATI -2   

Aralee Strange: 1944-2013

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 19, 2013
There was this woman with a deep, slow drawl spoken in something between a rasp and a whisper who had a lightning bolt inked high on her right cheekbone not as thuggery, irony or defiance but as a simple, stunning marker adding to the mystique of a woman easily mistaken in her era-defying androgyny for a man.