Brain Drain »

[14 Nov 2012 | One Comment | ]

The day I left, I stood at the door of my now- empty refrigerator and cried. “I don’t want to do this”. I said, out loud.
I felt as if I were breaking up with a beautiful, doomed, lovable f- up of a man, one who would serve as a benchmark for both the highest and lowest emotional keynotes in one’s life from that point forward.
I came to be with my brother, who had come to be with my sister, who had come for school—one of the …

Race Relations »

[25 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

If you’ve got some time to kill, check out this vintage video about how racial change impacted Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood. Sad and unfortunate, but this history is still impacting the city in a big way.
One of the biggest take aways for me, and my friend Charlotte, whose father is a Hungarian immigrant who grew up in this neighborhood, is the packed sidewalks in Buckeye Road. Sheesh. It looks like Madison Avenue in New York. What a contrast with today!
Another thing, I apologize some of the wording in this video is …

Public Transportation »

[22 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Paths and Nodes: Cincinnati from Andrew Stahlke on Vimeo.
Shout out to Urban Cincy for the heads up on this video.