Category Archives: toledo

Object Permanence

After one of the warmest winters in recent memory, trees are just now¬†beginning to take leaf here in Toledo. That event is normally a happy one for me, as I can finally relax about the perils of winter driving, hang my heavy coat up and get ready for the most tolerable of all the seasons in this part of the country. (I’m still a summer child, but great googly moogly, have they been getting too hot around here lately.) This year, though, the reminder of…

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Cold Winds of Change

Mid-September to mid-October has been a real problematic time for me. Most people with seasonal depression either have trouble with the deepest part of winter, or else the entirety of the season; I don’t know anyone else who has trouble with this specific time of the year. Even after I started teaching, the joy I feel after the first weeks of teaching new students has worn off by this time, and as the equinox approaches I find myself having a more difficult time feeling good…

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid (or the Water)

Erie algae crisis a long time growing (Journal Gazette) Toxic algae crisis isn’t over for Lake Erie or the nation (Globe Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) For all that this past weekend’s water emergency in the Toledo area made international news, for all that a couple of our local television stations spent most of the weekend in live non-stop news coverage, this “crisis” didn’t wind up being much more than a very big, very widespread inconvenience while it was going on. There haven’t been any reports…

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Spinning My Wheels

There have been times when I’ve had to rush just to get a blog up so I don’t go a whole calendar month without blogging, but I’ve never had to do it under this level of sleep deprivation. My life has gotten incredibly hectic in the past few months, and even though I’m on break from teaching for the next two and a half weeks, I’ve got so many other things I need to get to while I’m on “vacation” that I’m not getting much…

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Preserving the Kakistocracy

Libertarian Party of Ohio Suit Against SB 193 to Gain Allies (independentpoliticalreport.com) Senate Bill 193 places undemocratic restrictions on third parties: Letter to the Editor (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Ottawa Hills is the name of the suburb for the ultra-rich here in the greater Toledo area. As their high tax base means that their schools are funded well, they had the natural “rival schools” for the private school I went to, and Ottawa Hills isn’t far from where I live, so it’s a part of town…

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