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Daysleeper, Cleveland

I’m sometimes quite impressed with the ways people can find a place to enjoy a nap in the middle of a large urban area. Today’s Pic du Jour is one case in point. I spotted this man, laying on a small pier on the east bank of the Cuyahoga River …

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“A dream deferred” – rally in Cleveland on the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s March on Washington

Cleveland Rally on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Notebook and Photo Gallery

Cleveland, Ohio, USA – About one thousand people gathered for a rally in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, yesterday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic ‘March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom’. Eighteen photos from the event, one of several held throughout the country on Wednesday to …

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Weekly Sunday Drive – 60-second Trabant Tour

When I was a kid growing up in the U.S. midwest, Sunday afternoons were oftentimes about drives. Usually into the nearby countryside east of Cleveland, much of which has long since devolved into developments with monstrously enormous homes. It was the same for a colleague Edwin, who grew up in …

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We are all witnesses.

Always hit really hard when the economy goes south, my old hometown, Cleveland, OH, doesn’t have too many things to be happy about these days. But it does have LeBron. Check out this video of this shot, released yesterday for a segment on James for Sunday’s 60 Minutes: Cleveland 008, …

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December Pic(k)s

Too busy snapping faraway nieces and nephews and friends during my holiday visit to Ohio, but I did manage to take a couple others as well. This is at the Cleveland Museum of Art, whose renovation is supposed to be completed this year. They allow photography as well, so if …

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Adam Ant – Old Snaps 002

This fuzzy snap was shot in the basement club of the old Agora in Cleveland in December, or thereabouts, of 1982. It was a meeting arranged by the Cleveland Plain Dealer rock music writer Jane Scott for the area’s budding high school newspaper reporters. Most of them were fairly wide-eyed …

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Google Translate adds Slovenian

As many Slovenian bloggers pointed out in recent days, Slovenian has been added to languages available on the google translate scroll down menu. Who’d have thought? This language spoken by about 2 million at home –and another 50,000 or so in the greater Cleveland area– was among 11 added late last month. …

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American Slovenian, linguistically speaking.

I scanned these from a 1907 edition of Dom in Svet (Home and the World), apparently a year book of sorts, that I picked up for about 50 cents at a bookshop sale last year.       While this collection includes several Anglicized bastardizations of “words” spoken among the …

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If you’re in Cleveland between now and the 13th…

…Check out its traveling impressionist collection, Modern Masters, aka Monet to Dali, which was a big hit recently in Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul. The traveling exhibit included 144 pieces, but it was expanded at home to include several pieces that don’t travel well, including the museum’s version of Rodin’s Thinker that was …

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