Category: Personal

Found memories This is an image of the former YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). When I was younger, we’d catch the bus downtown and walk to the YWCA. They had swimming for 2 hours for $1.00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It was fun stuff. Last year, I made a book for SoFoBoMo, In Retrospect, which can be found here. It was inspired by a trip that I made back to Ohio to visit my sister. In the book I took…

This is a photo of my favorite statue in Akron. It’s a sculpture of a Native American carrying his canoe between the waters of the Cuyahoga and Tuscarawas rivers. Carrying a canoe or watercraft between two navigable bodies of water is called a Portage. This sculpture is on an appropriately named street, Portage Path. The history of Portage Path is that it was an 8 mile portage between the previously mentioned rivers. The Native Americans used this path to carry…

Did you hear what happened? He didn’t have a clue! Well, I’m about to use yet another word herein that I’ve not used before. However, this time I won’t tell you what it is. You’ll have to look for it. Haha. It’ll be easy to spot. OK. I’m not a street savvy guy. Never have been, probably never will be. So, here I am, downtown Akron, shooting pictures with Chris Klug. Yes! We met this weekend, but more on that…

Left to right: Monte, Earl, Paul Well, add another blogger to the list of those that I’ve met. Monte Stevens! Earl Moore, AKA, The Earl of Salisbury, joined us for some fine dining at The Olive Garden. We had a fine time of it. Heck, Monte even got to meet the now famous, Hobbs! Of course Hobbs, being the mean spirited dog that he was immediately overcome by Monte’s head scratching technique! We sat, talked, ate, and consumed nonalcoholic beverages…

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. ~Sir Authur Conan Doyle Yesterday, it was big relief to see the A/C repairman. My favorite guy, for that day anyway. After he fixed the A/C he came to the door expecting payment, which I gladly, ever so gladly tendered without hesitation. He was my hero for the day. I came back inside, put the receipt down, put the wallet down, and then went back…

As a preamble to this: We have had a record-breaking amount of heat and humidity this summer here in Charlotte, NC. Yesterday was 102 degrees! Ouch! They say that things happen in threes. I hope that that is the case: 1. Back in June, on a Sunday, our downstairs air conditioning unit went out. That day, it was about 90 degrees and a technician was able to come on Monday morning to fix it. It was a blown capacitor needed…

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