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Living Out Loud: : Lost in Over-the-Rhine

Finding the good with the bad

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 27, 2006
I live in Clifton and usually take the 17 bus to Findlay Market, getting off at McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine. On this particular afternoon, I stocked up on bananas, peaches, carrots, green pepp  

Living Out Loud: : Looking at the Past

The old friend

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
I've seen this guy walking around Clifton for maybe a month now. He's usually on the other side of the street, and I say to myself it can't possibly be him. Surely he's drunk himself to death by no  

Living Out Loud: : Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Clifton's Gaslight District

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Very soon I'll be coming up on five years living in Clifton's Gaslight District. For the most part, it's been an enjoyable time. I like living in a community that's very urban, has a lot of diversi  

News: Entering the Fire

Franciscans want goodness to be part of globalization

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Rev. Richard Rohr has never been one to go along with the masses, especially when it comes to religion. He likes to say what he thinks. During his speech Aug. 19 at Xavier University, he made  

Living Out Loud: : Reefer Madness

Examining a silly law

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Last Friday night, I met up with a buddy downtown, went to a bar and had a few drinks. Well, let's say my friend had a few. The vodka and tonics were tasting pretty good, and maybe I overdid it a b  

Living Out Loud: : New Rules

Suggestions to make me less cranky

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I've never met Bill Maher, the host of Real Time on HBO, but I think we have one thing in common: We're both a bit cranky. On his show (returning August 25), there's a segment entitled "New Rules,"  

Living Out Loud: : Trashin' the 'Nati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 9, 2006
In some circles, I've become known as a Cincinnati basher. No doubt bar owner and former Cincinnati City Council candidate Nick Spencer feels this way, but I'm simply trying to raise awareness abou  

Living Out Loud: : Passing Gas

Men and public restrooms

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 26, 2006
I haven't done a Google search to see if anyone else has ever written about this or not. Maybe it's something people don't want to talk about. But I will, because I'm becoming irritated when it hap  

Living Out Loud: All Dogs Go to Heaven

Sunday morning on Dixie Highway

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 12, 2006
When I laid the dog down on the sidewalk, I knew it was dying or already dead. Now, weeks later, I'm trying to come to terms with what I saw and how I handled it. In early May, a friend asked me t  

Living Out Loud: : Paper or Plastic?

Register 1

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Jack's been coming into this grocery store for the past five years, ever since he moved to Clifton. While he doesn't necessarily know all the employee names, he does know their faces and will often