Why I Favor Protesting

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In its heart I do not believe humanity wants to be racist, and in the US we have been on a long journey — definable in centuries — proving just how not racist we are. Electing a black man as president is among the civic actions writ large we have taken that show what we […]

A Look Back at Memorial Day

Heights Marching Band at veterans memorial
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I tried to get these images onto the blog right after the memorial day event, but the blog software fought me off. The event was punctuated by the band, the Monticello Middle Schoolers reading their own essays on what the day meant to them, and by the appearance of some of our own veterans who […]

Finding A Chair

Eclectic Chair
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We recently renovated one of the rooms in our house–or maybe it would be better to say that we innovated to rethink something old into something new, because we basically did little more than change the purpose of the room by altering its contents.  Out came the work-a-day office-oriented desk and chair and file cabinets and computer, in […]

Music In The Heights

cello window
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We are lucky in the Heights to have a very strong tradition of music in the schools and community, which our community willingly supports. We should be proud of our commitment to the arts, and proud of the way we continue to support the musical future of our children. This shot is composed of three […]

Those Among Us

Playoff Game at the Cleveland Heights Senior Hockey League
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Where can you find doctors and ER surgeons, lawyers, Japanese translators, car salesmen, dentists, psychologists, software engineers, physicists, police, and a whole lot more, dressed as gladiators, balanced on a thin blade of steel, wielding potent shafts of composite material, chasing one another, trying to out-shove each other, and willing to shake hands when it’s over? It’s a […]