A History of Cleveland, Ohio in 50 Objects, #6: The Colors Brown, Orange, and White

"In Peter Golenbock's 'Bums: an Oral History of the Brooklyn Dodgers,' Jack Newfield tells of the time he was having dinner with Pete Hamill. 'I said to Pete, "Let's try an experiment. You write on your napkin the names of the three worst human beings who ever lived, and I will write the three worst,... Continue Reading →

Superman Saves Christmas

  Carol and John's Comic Book Shop, my local comic book store, has, for years, had a holiday art show where they invite local artists to create custom comic book covers based on a theme; they then raffle off the covers at their annual holiday party, with all proceeds going to the Greater Cleveland Food... Continue Reading →

“The playthings of her life…”: Upon the Occasion of Emily Dickinson’s Birthday

Usually, I celebrate Emily Dickinson's birthday by making her coconut cake recipe, or, you know, by putting on a white dress, sequestering myself in my study, and writing short, intense poems reflecting my views on nature, love, and the human soul. (Well, okay, not that second thing so much, but the coconut cake is fantastic.)... Continue Reading →

Donate to My Friend, Get Free Original Art!: #The 100DayProject2019

Want to own a piece of original art by yours truly? Read on. Simply put: my friend and college classmate Amy B. has Stage 4 colon cancer, and has some serious financial needs. Most recently, she had to raise $3,500 in order to obtain a portable oxygen concentrator that her insurance would not pay for.... Continue Reading →

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