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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  

Living Out Loud: : Scattered

Rambling thoughts from a guy making a change

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I should think of some other name for this week's column but I'm not going to, because I'm tired and grumpy and don't feel like it. Besides, the column is only on the Web this week, and nobody read