Sunday, June 10 - Saturday, June 16 The Week in Overwrought, Dramatic Tragedy: La Traviata opened the Cincinnati Opera's 98th season this week. The 1853 Verdi Opera is beloved by opera fans and performed often around the world, a standard story where the lovers are destined to be torn apart culminating in dire results.… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #54
Sunday, June 3 - Saturday, June 9 The Week in Anthony Bourdain: I was surprised and saddened to hear of Anthony Bourdain's suicide this week. I mean dammit, Tony! He was definitely in his own category of philosopher/chef/cultural critic. It's funny how in the midst of the shallowness of our celebrity worshiping culture, a person… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #54
Sunday, May - Saturday, June 2 The Week in One Year: Just gonna pat myself on the back for a complete year of "What I Learned This Week" posts. This blogging exercise is less about readership than writer-ship. It is a way to force me to write and put my week into perspective and… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #53
Sunday, May 20 - Saturday, May 26 The Week in the Cusp of Summer: Thursday night Salsa on the Square has already been going on for two weeks a harbinger of all the weekly summer programs on the Square and all over Downtown and OTR. It was my first visit of 2018 and I started… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #52
As late spring rolls into early summer, the itch to hang outside has people hankering for outdoor festivals. Cincinnati isn't the most outdoorsy region of the county and travel agents aren't generally highlighting weather conditions as part of the Cincinnati experience. The weather is 'meh' at best and, statistically, just over half of the days… Continue reading Hey It’s Port-a-Potty Season!
Sunday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18 The Week in We Know What We're Doing: I work at a large corporation and I really like and respect my managers. I think they work hard and try to make thoughtful, effective decisions. Of course, their decisions run the gamut from great to awful (that's just… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #51
Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12 The Week in Changing Seasons: Winter has finally stopped fighting and warm weather is here for a while. Finally, after a couple weeks of dressing for the struggle, my clothes closet is reorganized with the summer stuff front and center, and the winter stuff packed away. The… Continue reading What I Learned This Week: #50