Monday, April 24, 2017


The golf links lie so near the mill
That almost every day
The laboring children can look out
And see the men at play.
—Sarah Norcliffe Cleghorn
I grew poor in the urban working class. My attraction to golf was negative. I was surprised there was a golf team in high school. In my thirties and forties, i worked construction. On at least one job, Harvey Penick's Little Red Book on golf was commented on, and borrowed.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

diocesan gall

Y'no, here, recently, repeatedly, permission for parish improvements had to be begged for. The parish had to beg the bishop's office to spend its own money. Artwork on the domes, and other internal surfaces of churches suffered water damage, which attacked paint, plaster, masonry. Churches with artwork were demolished. To-day, i see this in a local church bulletin:
Clericalism has no respect for the masses.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Cleveland Marches for Science

just past 11am, Science Defiant begin their advance through Cleveland
Throughout the world people marched for the cause of reason and science. The catalyst of this presentation was the power and ignorance of Donald Trump, who by absurdity is the president of the most powerful country in the world. He is a charlatan that promotes greed, and particularly the greed of those that bankroll the Republican Party. The local daily, Cleveland Plain Dealer, had their editorial roundtable voice their opinions beforehand. Ted Diadun, who now gets extra space to fill the asinine gap made by the retirement of Kevin O'Brien, wrote that this is just an anti-Trump thing, so as to dismiss its relevancy. Even if, that was so, it would still be relevant, because pro-Trump demonstrations are noted; but it is just a smear. Some people (not just those who make a living from science related activities) care, respect, and value science. In German, the word is „Wissenschaft”, which literally is closer to “knowledge craft”. To degrade science is to be aggressively ignorant, or confidently stupid.
In Cleveland Ohio on Earth Day, the marchers took twenty minutes while packed curb to kerb in close quarters to all pass. I would not be surprised if that was more than 10,000 people and a score of dogs. Practically everyone was a marcher to-day, police were bored, crowds of spectators were absent. No lab coat drill team, sad.
many photographed this girl dressed as Muppet Beaker, and other cities had their Beakers too

There were so many enthusiastic people, with clever signs, enjoying humanity, and being actively optimistic for a positive redress. Many photographs, and very little time to pose or snap them.

and Seuss' Lorax was often quoted

  #ScienceMarchCLE #Ω

Thursday, April 20, 2017

not a bookshelf

April 23rd is International Day of the Book. That is Saint George's Day. April 23rd (on different calendars) is the date of Shakespeare's and Cervantes' death in 1616. 
I have mentioned this before, take a foto of one of your bookshelves and send it to people. On the Cleveland Heights side of Larchmere on the outside of a bookstore there is a mural of forty-nine books. Not actual books, notice gas meter above, and electrical condulet cover in the top half of the art deco book.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

'deep state'

The crazy is strong with this one. Now in my retirement, i try to pass so to see this billboard that faces a public library. It is Earth Day soon, and in some years past a sign went up against it. The sign was beyond loony, and with couple cans of spinach, it is still not too late. And then there is stupid, which causes more damage than evil does. Evil can be dealt with, understood, and bought off; and in America the dollar rules. The mouthfoamers who act as agents provocateurs to millions, when caught in court will say they are performers to excuse their evil political actions; but their obedient, stupid listeners will have done great harm. Recently, Steve Bannon (Trump's political brain?) has pushed 'deep state' conspiracy, which is a new one to the public. Here, in Cleveland, it is painted on a billboard, on a main thoroughfare. O, and then there is hypocrisy, this sign painter is not criticising Sarah Palin, Kellyanne Conway, or any of the bimbos on Faux News.

wear and tear in the graveyards

Storm damage, a large limb broke off and toppled the angel statue. Calvary Cleveland.
Iron will bend when hit by a motor vehicle. St. Joseph Cleveland
shopping cart and war memorial 23º Ohio in the War for the Union, Woodland Cleveland

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017 Miscellany #1

 Annunciation Greek Orthodox and the three tallest buildings in Cleveland
 2 fotos after Palm Sunday Slovene Mass St. Mary Collinwood

 Waterloo Road Cleveland Collinwood outside Slovene Workmen's Home
Holy Triduum St. Stanislaus Cleveland