Category Archives: toledo

My City for a Decent Cable Company

I’ve written before about how I went to private school with children of the family that runs Toledo’s local cable company, Buckeye Cablesystem. (The same family also owns our local paper, the Toledo Blade.) I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m hardly a fan of Buckeye, particularly when they were slow to add new channels I really wanted in the 1990s (Food Network, ZDTV, MuchMusic, Bravo), which was why I had DirecTV for a few years there. After the fire I didn’t bother…

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I Haven’t Stopped Believing

Journey is one of my more shameful guilty pleasures. The video for "Separate Ways" caused too many bad influences in my childhood to count. This past NHL playoff season, of course, Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin’" became an unofficial anthem of the Detroit Red Wings, both for the reference in the song to "a city boy/born and raised in South Detroit," and for its general message of not giving up, no matter how tough times have been in Michigan these past few years. I don’t know…

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Satan Enters Through Your Loins

Ohio Christian school tells student to skip prom (AP via Yahoo! News) Just when I thought this part of the country couldn’t get more bad press after dealing with "Joe the Plumber" for the past six months, something like this has to pop up. In all seriousness, this is a news story I would expect to see in a newspaper from forty or fifty years ago, not in 2009. I’m not trying to be disrespectful of religious beliefs here, but at the same time, there…

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Our School Most Dear

I don’t really advertise the fact that I keep pages on MySpace and Facebook. Yes, I put the links on the sidebar of my Website, but I don’t talk about them that much because I don’t have a real interest in "recruiting" new "friends" on either site. The only real reason I have accounts on them is because some of the people I’ve met over the years have taken to them so much that messaging them on those Websites is often the only reliable way…

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Plumb Crazy

In addition to being sick, and just plain busy with a hundred things, it’s been hard for me to come here to write because most of my spare time has been spent following the election, and I just don’t have that much to say about the election. I’ve got the worst case of election burnout I can ever remember having, and instead of doing the smart thing and taking a break, I’m just going to tough it out for the next nineteen days. It’s not…

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