Saturday, April 09, 2005
And the Bricks Begin to Fall - In Norwood
It seems like this battle's been going on since I was 5 years old. Well, they are starting to turn the dirt over in Norwood for Rookwood Exchange. I've mentioned before that while I feel bad for those that didn't want to leave, the fact of the matter is that those that are 'holding out' are 2 businesses owners, and a landlord. Not exactly a tug on your heart string contingent of homeowners. Those that I feel bad for are the ones that thought it was going to be a quick process, sold to the developers and bought a new home, and have been paying two mortgages ever since. I'm glad to see the project moving forward.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Headin' to Papua New Guinea
Mark Bower took the opportunity, (and is actually the first person from the US placed in the program by Accenture). Here is a blog that some of you may find interesting as he charts his life, experiences, ups and downs from the shores of Papua New Guinea. The posts will likely be sporadic, as he types out an email on his laptop (basically keeps a diary), and then when he gets an internet connection fires them back to co-workers to be uploaded to the blog. But I think some of you may find it interesting.
Randa For Mayor
Okay, so I'm not really suggesting he announce his candidacy, but if he keeps this up, he could help make an interesting summer for the Reds and Cincinnati.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Move On In - Condo Boom Continues
Okay, sorry, I don't mean to glut, and I know the rising price of gas is taking it's toll on some families. But if something like rising gasoline prices can end the chewing up of farmland, and get people back to an active urban core, re-developing existing properties, and taking part in Urban Infill... then I say, long live high priced gas!
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
MPMF and CAC
It will be great to have bands from all over the country (and the world), being introduced to Cincinnati in such an amazing way. It will be a great welcome mat for the city, and something much more interesting than a hotel lobby/conf center.
Monday, April 04, 2005
It's Opening Day - A Cincinnati Holiday
Seriously... if you are at work today, can you explain why. Whether you're a baseball fan or not, you should be taking part in this event. It's bigger than baseball, it's a civic holiday, and it's as Cincinnati as Cincinnati gets. Unfortuntaly we no longer have Peanut Jim, who used to sell fresh roasted peanuts (though his memory stays alive in a song by Jake Speed, and has recently been represented in the Findlay Market Parade each year by Councilman Jim Tarbell). We also no longer have the big St. Bernard's running about (or Marge for that matter). We still can't have Pete Rose on the field. But even with these missing icons, the parade, the game, and baseball in Cincinnati live on. It's a time of new hope, where the reds are equal with everyone else. We're not chasing the Astros or Cardinals, we are all on equal ground... so get out of the office, and get downtown. Don't have tickets? Go to In Between Tavern or the newly opened GameDay, and take the in the game and a couple beers. Cheers!