Usually, we lose power along the T-shaped
intersection where I live in Walnut Hills when somebody spits on the
sidewalk or a moderate wind blows through. So when the lights flickered
the first time in TJ Maxx, I knew what was up.
Dear Close Male Friends: There have been
times over the years when some or most of you entered into serious,
sometimes long-term relationships. I believe I have been extremely
patient with each of you, understanding that your respective significant
other might be meeting various universal human needs and making your
It's a rare night, an even more rare
weekend night when I’m without my wife and daughters, so I find myself
hanging out at the Oak for a guys’ night out with couple of friends,
eager to watch the Reds and talk some trash. The young night grows old
and soon I’m one of the last two holdouts, not quite ready for the
evening to end.
Since ObamaCare didn’t get
faded by the Supreme Court, Jean Schmidt plans to spend the rest of the
summer riding shotgun in an ice-cream truck, waiting for a young boy or
girl to drop their frozen treat onto the asphalt by accident so she can
hop out, point and laugh at them.
The volatile Asian silver carp, an invasive fish species
notorious for its ability to “leap” out of water and injure boaters, has
been discovered at the mouth of the Great Miami River, its first-ever
spotting in the Cincinnati region. CINCINNATI -2
Antarctic chinstrap penguins have lost 36 percent of their
population during the past 20 years due to a warming planet that’s
caused sea ice to melt, destroying the penguins’ natural habitat and the
krill population, a large component of the chinstrap penguin diet. WORLD -2
Postmodern black American enslavement is quite a spectacle. Witness the temporary thunderclap of
comfort and the blinding shinola emitting from the upper middle classes
every time a black American charges an expensive purchase or, better
yet, uses payday Friday bill money to floss. All black everything.
The U.S. Supreme Court today said “hell
nah” to many parts of an Arizona law designed to fight illegal
immigration by racially profiling people. It wasn’t a total victory for
those who don’t love America and think a nation built by immigrants will
be ruined by them, as the court let a provision stand that allows
police to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other
New laws will soon change where and how
you can buy things to blow up in Northern Kentucky. In March 2011, a
bill passed that allowed the establishment of permanent retail sites for
fireworks sales and also legalized the sale of mine shells, aerial
shells and other previously illegal types of fireworks.
Rodney King, long the butt of so many
jokes with lead-ins about failed civil rights, police brutality, racism
and profiling in the era of Arsenio Hall and NWA at the dawn of
videotaping everything before the “broadcast yourself” edict of
YouTube, the self-flagellating narcissism of reality TV and the faked
friendliness of Facebook, was found dead Sunday at the bottom of the
swimming pool he’d built himself inlaid with tiles with two dates.
I’ve got a problem. Some call it a problem, at least.
Personally, I prefer “fixation.” Better yet, a love. Passion. Interest.
Civic duty, if you want to be fancy about it. Ask any of my former roommates; they’ll
call it a compulsion. A quirk. The one descriptor they’ll use to sum me
up to their next roommate. “God, she had this weird thing about
recycling … drove me nuts.”
It’s been about 16 months since I met my
father for the first (and what looks like only) time. It would be
difficult to describe his presence in my life. For 40 years, he was an
absence, a void, a ghost in the machine; one that I can’t say I missed.
Cincinnati Duke Energy customers could face increased
utility costs to help Duke relocate utility lines for the new streetcar,
if state regulators decide to permit Duke to recover expenses
associated with the mass transit project. CINCINNATI -1