WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING INSTEAD OF THIS?
 
Columns
 

Absorbing Foreign Media Coverage Vital for Syria Context

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2013
For a news junkie, the Internet helps me understand the Middle East where someone always seems ready to make life miserable for someone else.
  

Curmudgeon Notes 09.18.2013

Media musings from Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • It was that rare 9/11 photo that was so clear, so sharp and so disturbing that it seemed to vanish from the Internet: a man clearly diving or falling head first from a burning World Tr  

Gonna Make This House Your Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
If you have ever been past these places at twilight, just as the exterior lights are coming up, the dichotomies of our shadowy citizens “living” near a casino in proximity to two entertainment districts are illuminated as the houses of justice become the beds and toilets for the indigent.  

Worst Week Ever!: Sept. 12-17

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
FRIDAY SEPT. 13: Ohio is a great state with a lot of smart people in it, but somehow it seems like the dumbest people in it end up in really important positions. Take Debe Tehrar, the president of the Ohio School Board.    

Cincinnati vs. the World 09.18.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
 Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is moving the state forward with its revisions to statewide science education standards, which will focus more heavily on evolution and climate change, despite opposition from a state legislative committee; some Republicans are worried teaching evolution could result in “the promotion of socialism and resulting genocide and murder.” WORLD +1   

Poor Jenny, Poor Cincinnati

9 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A woman named Jenny lives in Cincinnati, but not for long because her husband got a job in another city.  

O.J. 2.0

4 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin will go to jail for something.We just do not know yet exactly what the charge will be. This is the O.J. Factor.  

I Got Robbed

1 Comment · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
There have been some unexpected little silver linings; one, I remembered how and why I live in Over-the-Rhine, and two, I remembered how to live.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Sept. 4-9

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
THURSDAY SEPT. 5: For being a really old daily newspaper, The Cincinnati Enquirer is not known for being great at many things (although its recent plan to do a better job covering Northern Kentucky by having zero reporters stationed there is a pretty good idea and should pay off in the long run).   

Cincinnati v. the World 09.11.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Sen. John McCain, former CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, was caught playing a poker game on his phone by a Washington Post photographer during a congressional hearing on U.S. intervention in Syria. WORLD -1  

Curmudgeon Notes 09.04.2013

Media musings from Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
• Accurate reporting requires context. Why is gassing hundreds of Syrian civilians in Damascus worse than shooting and killing as many or more civilians about in and around Cairo? Why is the killing and wounding of thousands in Cairo worse than endlessly raping, wounding, mutilating and killing millions of civilians in the horribly misnamed Democratic Republic of Congo?
   

Wash-Off Color

5 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
I’m not saying whites can’t and shouldn’t keep recording Blues, Hip Hop, Jazz, Gospel or they should quit appropriating black African influences. Please. Keep it up. Let’s us know we’re alive and that we were here. Just stay in your lane.  

Fantasy Football Is Better than a Lot of Stuff

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
For a brief moment, the person who owns a fantasy football team and is off work on Sunday is god-like and in charge of everything. There’s no other feeling like it.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 28-Sept. 3

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
THURSDAY AUG. 29: In a move likely to garner mass likes and shares from your more sheltered or stupid Facebook friends, a Buckeye State politician is pushing legislation that will require drug testing for welfare applicants.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 09.04.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
When her pet chicken ate her valuable diamond earring, a woman in England decided to wait eight years for the chicken to die to get her jewelry back rather than possibly killing the pet poultry by removing it surgically. WORLD +1