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Living Out Loud: : 200, 5 Years and Going on 10

Something happens called life

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This column is in the print edition of CityBeat twice a month; but when we first started out, we were a Web-only type of thing. Since you clicked on us here today, I want you to know you're reading  

Living Out Loud: : That Cincinnati Vibe

When outsiders come to visit

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 10, 2007
I don't want any of you thinking I spend all my time hanging out at Madonna's on Seventh Street downtown. Maybe I do, but I don't want you thinking it. There I was again on a Friday afternoon, sho  

Living Out Loud: : Hiding Behind the Mask

Being Human

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I got news of her death through an e-mail. On a Thursday afternoon, a friend of a friend let me know she had died of cancer. I knew she was sick, but I didn't think she would ever die. I thought he  

Living Out Loud: : Pretty in Pink

Crazy eyes

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2007
It's a hot August morning. I'm waiting at the bus stop where Warsaw Avenue meets St. Lawrence Avenue in Price Hill. A young girl walks up to me and pulls up her low-cut blouse to show me the rest   

Living Out Loud: : The Thunder Rolls

A writer's life

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I'm working on a story when I receive an e-mail from my daughter canceling lunch plans again. Feeling frustrated, I don't respond back. At my writing desk, heavy rain, lighting and thunder make me   

Living Out Loud: : Sunday Morning Coming Down

Sobbing into a cell phone

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2007
Fairly early on a Sunday morning I was heading back downtown from the Alpine Laundry in Price Hill. I have this Sunday morning routine down perfectly now. I can get to Price Hill, get two loads of   

Living Out Loud: : Todd's From E-Town

The Breakfast

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This kid with a Mohawk haircut starts talking to me as I'm standing outside Sophia's Restaurant on Main Street downtown finishing a cigarette. I'm not paying much attention to him as it's early mor  

Living Out Loud: : Laundry, Groceries and $20 Hookers

Mornings at the Alpine

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Downtown living is fine. Despite some surprises with electrical problems and miscellaneous other shit at the beginning of my move, I can't complain too much about my living space. If I had an apartm  

Cover Story: The Pretenders

The Ohio Express were five young Ohio kids pumping out Bubblegum Pop hits in the '60s -- or were they?

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy, I got love in my tummy And I feel like a-lovin you Love, you're such a sweet thing Good enough to eat thing And it's just a-what I'm gonna do In 1967, 18-year-old  

Living Out Loud: : Going Cold Turkey

A weekend without my computer

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2007
The week was a bit of a surprise. We all, including my landlord, thought that my new apartment downtown was in move-in condition. We thought that until we turned on my computer and window air-condi