Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Look at these trees! Although snow covered the ground the Friday morning after Thanksgiving (the 23rd of November), trees in my neighborhood were still displaying the full glory of fiery autumn leaves.Typically, this is a mid-October landscape in Northeast Ohio, yet December is just around the corner. What is happening to our seasons? Blizzards in April, heatwaves in October, autumn leaves in December? My brother, a staunch Neocon, claims the odd shifting of the seasons is simply a fluke, and global warming is another vehicle for the tree-huggers to add to the parade of liberal bandwagons. For once I wish he was right.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Tillman Avenue

This is the Cleveland I see from my classroom window.

I took this picture today with my cell phone, and although it looks pretty cool in color, the many shades of gray in the black and white version seem to capture the mood of the neighborhood.

Working class folks in neat little houses, struggle to keep it together, while corporate Cleveland rises, aloof, in the distance.
So close yet so far away.
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