I remember seeing pictures of the Indians games in Cleveland during the 30’s-40’s, all the men wore hats and suit coats.

They looked so dressed up compared to today’s attire at a ballgame.  But there are exceptions.

“Former San Francisco 49er Coach Mike Nolan fought to wear a business suit on the sidelines during football games. One of the reasons for this was that he wanted to make it easy to spot the man in charge. The men’s suit, whose heritage stems from military garb, was designed to highlight a man’s strengths.”

Positive assumptions
Well dressed people are given a leg up in many respects  http://artofmanliness.com/2008/10/30/mens-fashion-well-dressed/

Yes he will, in a vote 2-1 Democrats, Mr. Giardinni and Mr. Smith voting yes and Republicans Mr. Rousseau voting no,

Mrs. Hurst was in the hospital receiving a pacemaker.

Once again, a written report doesn’t do some meetings justice. (pun intended)
You have to witness the inflection, the body language, the pregnant pauses… the emotion.

Bottom line as I saw it, there is an Ohio Revised Code saying that, Mr. Candelario received the necessary form, signed with all appropriate signatures, notarized etc etc and it was a legal submission for Mr. Riley to be on the ballot.

The he said, she said of who did or didn’t is another issue and I’m SURE there will now be a Policy and Procedure for handling in the future.


Charles Schultz’s Philosophy : People Who Really “Make A Difference” In Our Lives


The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the world-famous “Peanuts” comic strip.  You don’t have to actually answer the questions below.  Just read straight through and you’ll get the point.
1)  Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2)  Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3)  Name the last five winners of the Miss America.
 4)  Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
5)  Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6)  Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.
  How did you do ?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

    Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one :
1)  List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2)  Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3)  Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4)  Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
5)  Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
 Easier ?
The Lesson : The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
   “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” (Charles Schultz)


The weather forecast said it was going to be bad weather.
The naysayers said it wouldn’t happen.

Well the Gods smiled down on Lorain today.

Welcome to Lorain

A lot of hard work and a lot of people made today possible.

Congresswoman Betty Sutton was so gracious, it was an honor and a pleasure to have here there for the ceremony.

I can’t tell you in words how relaxing it is to be on a boat with the wind through your hair.

It’s as if the wind blows all the cares and worries away.

I hope everyone at some point in time has the opportunity to experience all of Lorain’s Jewels.

Be Proud Lorain.

The Jet Express begins service from Lorain’s Black River Landing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Lorain Rates

to Kelleys Island

Lorain to

Island Hopping
PIB and Kelleys

Gate Price:





$ 26.00 One-Way

$ 29.00 One-Way

$ 64.00 round-trip

Child (6-12

$ 5.00 One-Way

$ 6.00 One-Way

$ 14.00 round-trip

Child (5 & Under)





$ 4.00

$ 5.00

$ 5.00

Order tickets online or call.


Phone: 1-800-245-1JET (1538)

After speaking to someone who drove to Port Clinton to take the Express last weekend I did some research regarding the overall “cost”.

Depart Lorain Port Clinton
Ticket round Trip  $58.00  $       28.00
Parking  $     –    $       10.00
Gas  $     –    $         5.00
Scenic 2 Hr. Boat Trip
Ex. Good Time III
   $       15.00
Total  $58.00  $       58.00

A reader pointed out this Landmark agreement.





New York’s Westchester County:

The suburban county just north of New York City agreed to create hundreds of affordable homes in heavily white communities and encourage nonwhites to move in.

“The settlement will have a major impact on the way federal housing and community development funds are used throughout the country,” the center said.

Federal housing officials depicted the decision as a warning sign they would step up enforcement on communities that accept federal money or housing redevelopment; HUD funds such as (CDBG) Community Development Block Grant program.

So if I’m reading this right: any city in any state that accepts HUD money must make available homes in that community for minorities in any zip code/neighborhood.

This should be interesting to follow.

What are your thoughts?

Here are several.

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.
— Seneca, A.D. 65

 Two of the gravest general dangers to survival are the desire for comfort and a passive outlook.
— U.S. Army Ranger Handbook

 I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
— Thomas Carlyle

 We can never solve our significant problems from the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problems.
— Albert Einstein

 “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” Winston Churchill

 “Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.” George Bernard Shaw

 ”Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.” Plato

 “All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter.” Edmund Burke

 “Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin

 “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“We cannot solve today’s problems using the mindset that created them.” Albert Einstein

 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The highest reward for a man’s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.” John Ruskin

Paul Fayrewether

Saturday, August 15th
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Lorain’s favorite son, Fayrewether, returns to the Black River Landing after an extraordinary performance last year.
The show will begin at 7 pm with an acoustic performance by “Jimmy-O” until 7:45pm.
Fayrewether will then take the stage at 8pm.
Visit http://www.paulfayrewether.com/for more information.

We attended last year and had a great time.



There was even entertainment in the audience

Where else can you get free parking

and free “QUALITY” entertainment?

Sponsored by the Lorain Port Authority.

421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH 44052

Black River Landing is located one block East of Broadway in Downtown Lorain.   Please bring a blanket or lawn chair for your comfort!

America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.

Perception, not possession is 9 tenths of the law.

Don’t argue with a fool. The spectators can’t tell the difference. – Charles j. Nalin

It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. -Corrie TenBoom

Attempting to debate with a person who has abandoned reason is like giving medicine to the dead. – Thomas Paine

Be careful whose toes you step on today, they might be attached to the ass you have to kiss tomorrow.

What a great day, what a fantastic crowd.
It truly was a celebration.
Of this green space and Eric’s life.
I found this on one of the attendees, it said it all.

Thanks to Tracy Isenberg for this photo.