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In This Life

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Time has a way of healing, but Jered is always in my thoughts. The month of September brings him back full force.   

'Enquirer'-Kentucky Relationship Strained by Rocky Coverage

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Covering or writing about a community are very different. One requires being embedded; the other is what reporters do when they parachute in and too-often rely on the usual suspects. 
  

Humans' Newest Enemy: Sinkholes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Just start Googling sinkholes and you can bring up any number of images of the beasts in action. And while they may be more common in regions with soluble rock terrain, heavy rains, etc., sinkholes can happen anywhere. Anywhere!
  

#Free? #At Last?

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Annually, those of us who care about such things beyond the gates of Black History Month either ask ourselves quietly or discuss the question with our intimates: Has “The Dream” been fulfilled and how much farther, Brother Martin, ‘til we reach the promised land here on Earth?  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 21-26

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
FRIDAY AUG. 23: Fascism is a scary word that most people think was invented in Germany to try to exterminate a race of people and make everyone left drive shitty cars. In turn, it is not the most interesting subject to conservative Americans.
  

Cincinnati vs. the World 08.28.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
A woman who was impregnated by rape at age 14 is suing the state of Massachusetts after being court-ordered to share parental visitation rights with her convicted attacker. WORLD -2  
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 14-20

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
SATURDAY AUG. 17: The Akron Beacon Journal today reported that a state representative named John Becker, who is apparently from suburban Cincinnati (how many [expletive] state reps are there, for real?), proposed an expansion of Ohio’s death penalty law to cover some sex-related crimes.  

Cincinnati vs. the World 08.21.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Using an iPhone to watch one hour of video a week consumes more energy annually than two new refrigerators. WORLD -2
  

Orientation

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In the herd there are so many students who come to college who’ve absolutely no business there; they’re no more prepared for the intellectual rigor, the dicey social matrix and the expectation of talent in their respective disciplines than an average junior high school student, and no one’s had that come-to-Jesus conversation with them until maybe well into their third year.  

It Takes a Village

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I did most of my growing up in that town, about a 25-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati and a 15-minute drive to everywhere else. I don’t live there anymore, but it’s home. Always will be.
  

Worst Week Ever!: Aug. 7-13

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
MONDAY AUG. 12: Add cursive writing to the list of things from your precious moments of youth that were wasted on learning things which were totally irrelevant and not worth knowing how to do now that you are old and stationary.   

Cincinnati vs. the World 08.14.2013

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A popular North Korea comedienne was yanked off stage at her performance and shipped to a coal mine with a sentence of “indefinite hard labor” after she told a joke that somehow satirized society in North Korea. WORLD -2   

Class of '83

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
When that summer was over we got our black asses on the bus. We expected the worst. We rode the bus stiff-backed, ready for all-out race war. We weren’t comforted by our white bus driver’s choice of WEBN on the radio.  

Nobody Puts Cincy in a Corner

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
A pair of recent online attempts to encapsulate Cincinnati went viral, at least locally, and the responses to them inadvertently shined a light on a few overlooked traits of Cincinnatians — thin skin and chips on shoulders. (As a native, I wholeheartedly admit to also having these traits engraved into my DNA.)  

Feds' Breach of Reporter/Source Confidentiality Stifles Media

0 Comments · Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Don’t you just hate it when a president and attorney general expect us to trust them? Missile Gap. Watergate. Tonkin Gulf. War on Terror. All stinking precedents. Now, it’s Obama and Holder and their faux contrition for overzealous feds snooping in reporters’ emails and phone calls.