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Living Out Loud: : A Simple Tale


0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
The monks sat on a platform around an open area. They faced outward toward the sea. They were on an island, so each of them faced the ocean. What were they protecting? A village dog. A village dog   

Locals Only: : The Flock

Versatile, long-running band shuffles lineup and release solid new CD

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The Flock has been entertaining in small Cincinnati venues for 20 years, playing regularly at Arnold's Bar & Grill since 1987. Then they were known as Ma Crow & The Flock. Nowadays, Ma Crow has   

Living Out Loud: : Smoking Is Only Allowed in the Back

The Citizen and his kids go to Sitwell's

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
It's early August, early afternoon. Sitting comfortably in a tall, dark, wooden high-backed stool, I'm in air conditioned Sitwell's drinking orange juice mixed with cranberry juice and lots of ice.  

Living Out Loud: : Buying the Look

Out and about with The Citizen

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
I always wanted a bicycle with all Campagnolo Nuovo Record parts. Made in Italy, these were universally known to sports cyclists as the finest parts made. Since I was a teenager, I'd been lusting f  

Living Out Loud: : The Citizen -- Blowing Smoke

Kelly and the cigarette

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Kelly was an old acquaintance. I first met her some years ago when she was dating her husband. Before Sitwell's Coffeehouse opened, the same basement space was called the Cove. The Cove was a low-  

Living Out Loud: : The Citizen -- Let it Rain, Let it Pour

Adventures in Binghamton, New York

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2005
His uneven gait and freckled, bald head poked from a large, dark, dirty, olive sweatshirt. The wrinkles on his forehead dropped into bulging eyes as he moved past me, saying, "Aloha." A cinderblock  

Living Out Loud: : He Was Frozen in Time

It must be Albany

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 11, 2005
I pulled Lolita out of the bag and riffled through it. Graduate students pronounced "Nabokov" one way and bookstore clerks another. It is OK for "a man of 25 to court a girl of 16 but not a girl of  

Living Out Loud: : Columbus Love Tap

Tag -- you're it

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
I drove the gray Toyota to Columbus at high speeds, revving the engine, etc. It was a summer day, planned to see Columbus for the first time in years. I saw all the development on High Street near