Media Musings From Cincinnati and Beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cincinnati thugs threaten and sometimes kill people they fear will testify against them or their buddies. Police and prosecutors often complain about the lack of cooperating witnesses. It’s no secret. The Enquirer reports it.   

Victim Language

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
What amounted to the package of reporting on the shooting death of Gregory Douglas is woefully lacking in holistic reporting.  

Brutality and Frequency Distinguish ISIS Executions

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
I call it ISIS Porn. That’s the online stream of public beheadings, mutilations and stonings.  

Worst Week Ever! April 29-May 5

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Forty-eight of Cincinnati’s 2,918 elevators are not up to code, according to records analyzed by an Enquirer reporter who probably was assigned an elevator investigation as punishment for doing something wrong.  


0 Comments · Friday, May 1, 2015
This happened on one of those nice afternoons in April. I was leaving the Kenton County Library on Scott Boulevard in Covington, Kentucky and they were coming in.  

B’more, Please Be More

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Snapshot: In 1968, Baltimore, Maryland, erupted in violent looting, rioting and fires as police clashed with citizens in the city’s streets just as cops in Newark, N.J., and Cincinnati’s Avondale neighborhoods were doing the same.   

Worst Week Ever! April 28-May 5

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Local University Comes Up with Exceptionally Stupid Research Idea, Courts Help to Stop It  

Cincinnati vs. The World

Issue of April 28

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cincinnatians along with others from Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee have taken the fight for same-sex marriage all the way to the Supreme Court, which heard arguments April 28 in a case that could overturn states’ gay marriage bans.   

Roughly Hewn Since 1965

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
I came from first love and lust then conflict, disbelief and, finally, resolution, and that has been the cycle of my life — not necessarily in that order — lo these last 50 years.  

Check It Out

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
Failures to embrace the ethical obligation to “check it out” can misdirect or undermine public policy with sometimes deadly effects.  

Worst Week Ever! April 15-21

0 Comments · Thursday, April 23, 2015
Decriminalization of marijuana is going to happen all across the USA soon and make the present era seem similar to the last two or three years before stupid Prohibition ended back in the 1930s.  

Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
If I were the parent today of a black child in America, my black child would never see the light of day without our entire black family in tow.  

Worst Week Ever! April 8-14

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
What could earthlings possibly gain from abducting people like Randy Quaid in Independence Day who drink too much and live in the stupid desert?  

Up in the Old Hotel

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Alms’ current status as neighborhood eyesore has been a long time in the making.  

Being an Aging Parent

0 Comments · Friday, April 3, 2015
Move forward 30-plus years. I’m trying hard not to be my mother. I’m trying hard not to become an aging parent.