Archive for the 'Ohio' Category

Another Global Warming Day

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

One day past the Winter Solstice, after 34 hours of rain melted last week’s half-foot of snow, the flooding Vermilion River rushes on its winding way to Lake Erie. This seems to be another global warming-type day — heavy rain, instead of snow at solstice time. Now, I understand that you can’t for sure peg […]


How to Vote in Ohio 2012

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

(Voter info below.) Before 2004, there was one way to vote in Ohio. You signed in on voting day, punched your ballot, saw it dropped into the ballot box, and walked away knowing you’d done your duty. Since then, a series of Republican moves to hamper voters countered by Democratic moves to help voters, has […]


Ohio Fights Grotesque Gerrymanders

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Ohio Gerrymander #4 “This plan is the most grotesque partisan gerrymander that I, as a political scientist, have ever seen,” said Professor Richard Gunther of Ohio State University. Gunther was speaking of Ohio’s new congressional district map, created by Republican state officials to give their party 75% of the congressional seats*, while getting about 50% […]


Cut Short 60 Years Ago, Hear Now the Music of the Moondog Coronation Ball

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Sixty years ago this week, the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll concert took place in Cleveland, the city that now houses the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.1 The concert was the creation of Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who called his radio show “The Moondog Show,” himself “The King of the Moondoggers,” and the […]


Almost Cut My Grass

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Almost cut my grass. It happened just the other day. It’s getting kind of long. I could’ve said it was in my way. But I didn’t, and I wonder why … Well, I did eventually cut my grass, but not till latter May. And it’s no wonder why — I’m slow to mow to start […]