Lou Brown, A Pioneer

Lou Brown, A Pioneer

Lou Brown made me laugh until I cried. I heard Lou speak at a conference in 1993 about people with disabilities and justice. He spoke of what people working with people with disabilities had learned in their work , how programs often operate and also the impor...

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Not So Hidden Gem

Not So Hidden Gem

One of my favourite places to visit when I am back in Cincinnati is Sebastians. Sebastian’s Greek Restaurant is a tiny Greek diner on a busy corner that overflows with hospitality. The food is amazingly delicious and Alex the owner always treats you like...

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Sweet Neighbourhood Doughnuts

Sweet Neighbourhood Doughnuts

The doughnuts were works of art in the display case. There were so many colours and creative names to go with the colourful masterpieces. You couldn’t just walk by without going in, right. After checking out all of them, I ordered a Strawberry Cheesecake...

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A What??!!!

A What??!!!

If you were doing an asset map of my neighbourhood this “car tarp wheely board jungle gym” would have to be in it. It brings together so many amazing gifts in the community. What is a car tarp wheely board jungle gym? Well here you can find artists...

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Pack Tracking

Pack Tracking

When I was a kid I loved to collect baseball cards. There was such excitement when I was able to get a new pack of cards. Inside of the waxy wrapper were  14 cards and a flat piece of hard, okay maybe stale bubble gum. It was always a surprise to see who ...

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A Day of Hope

A Day of Hope

For baseball fans Opening Day is kind of like our Christmas. Some of us count the days until spring training starts. Then all eyes are on Opening Day. It is a day of hope and community, each team and city looking forward to the new season and what it may bring...

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Revealing Connections of Interest

Revealing Connections of Interest

What do Mookie (Do The Right Thing movie), Kilgore Trout (Kurt Vonnegut novels), Bluto Blutarsky (Animal House movie), Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain), Quenton Casssidy (Once A Runner novel) and Lt. John J. Dunbar (Dances With Wolves movie) all have in common? T...

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Clearing The Way

Clearing The Way

A member of the Harbour Air crew was perched on the wing of the plane clearing the snow off with a broom. As I watched him prepare the plane for flight I thought of the people I have met in North Carolina over recent months. We have all just completed a series...

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Awe Walks

Awe Walks

Awe Walks I read a study completed with older adults where two groups were instructed to go on a weekly 15 minute walk and record their experiences. One of the groups, the “control group” received no further instruction. The other group was asked t...

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Staying Connected

Staying Connected

I am enjoying some of the ways to stay connected as the pandemic goes on. Early on, my friend Dave in Cincinnati, hosted a “Music Draft.” About 30 music lovers met online and each selected our top 10 songs of all time. After it was complete we all ...

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