U2360 Tour Opening - Barcelona

U2, Municipal Stadium 1987, So Let It Rain

I’m hoping the weather is clear for July 1, but in Cleveland you never know. I do know that this tour is going to be something special, and I cannot wait.


Bono of U2 (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)

U2, Municipal Stadium 1987, So Let It Rain

Hand to heart, when Bono sang the lyrics “If the thunder cloud passes rain, so let it rain…” it started to rain. Not a lot, but just enough. It was a religious experience.



U2 Is Coming! U2 Is Coming! U2 Is Coming To CLE!

If you have never seen U2 live, I highly recommend it. Along the lines of a Bruce show, or Eagles, no pyro, no crazy stunts, None needed. Just four guys, a few instruments and 40,000 of your closest friends singing along in harmony, feeling that chill up your spine.



Prince eating a doughnut in Cleveland!

Take a look at what’s going on thanks to the creative and artistic minds of this Creative Fusion project. What a wonderful way to create art for all to see (for free!) and help transform Cleveland at the same time. Fantastic idea!


circa 1881:  A New Year's greetings card.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

I Wish You Enough in 2017

I don’t know why the line “I wish you enough” popped into my head, but I Googled it and came up with a lovely story/verses about a mother wishing her daughter enough, before she began a trip. I like the concept. It’s simple, and easy, and helps reset out perspective.


circa 1881:  A New Year's greetings card.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

I Wish You Enough in 2017

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.


George Michael (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

RIP George Michael

Still can’t wrap my head around what’s going on.


RIP George Michael

That man knew how to make a video. I wanted to be that video.



Christmas 2017 plans

Who knows what will happen between now and Christmas 2017, but nothing wrong with dreaming and planning.


Drive-In Movie Survives In New Mexico

‘Tis The Season For Movies!

Ahh, winter. And the holidays. To me, especially this year, a time for my favorite movies. And some of my holiday movie classics in my house follow in no particular order.


Visitors stand in front of the Capitol Christmas Tree

Getting Weepy For Christmas

Anyway, I digress, these holiday ads. Getting back to the basics to the true meaning of Christmas is what they do best.


Christmas in Cleveland

Well Now They’ve Done It!

Now John Lewis has upped their holiday ante.


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If You Haven’t Been Watching Jeopardy Lately, You Might Want To Start

Cindy won again tonight! She is amazing!



Christmas 2017 plans

Packing the bags and going solo to see the Northern Lights. I never had a fascination with them before, but on my vacation I saw an ad in an in-flight magazine for John O’Groats, come see the Northern Lights.


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If You Haven’t Been Watching Jeopardy Lately, You Might Want To Start

None of her challengers knew of her condition. And if you watch the show, but don’t know the story, you wouldn’t know either. She’s just the quiet, smart young woman on the show that is a powerhouse one day, and a little bit weaker the next, yet keeps pulling out win after win.


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‘Tis The Season For Movies!

Great acting with an all-star cast. I’m an unabashed Richard Curtis fan, and his writing and storytelling is a walk-off home run.


Imagine There's No Hunger - Gig


I’m not feeling so great headed into this holiday season with a few personal things going on. After seeing this, my perspective on these things have changed more than a bit.


(Courtesy Touchstone Pictures)

How Many Times Can You Watch Pretty Woman?

I thought I was a bit of the lone weirdo that will repeatedly watch the same movie over and over again. And over again.


Courtesy Blackened Blackened Recordings

Metallica? Yes please.

Holy three-day festivals Batman! Rock On The Range is back for another go round in 2017, and METALLICA is headlining! Hello!


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Well Now They’ve Done It!

Now John Lewis has upped their holiday ante by turning the subjects of their last few holiday campaigns into window displays in their London store.


Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

My New Posh British Accent

I swear I was born in the wrong time. And country.


(Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Celebrating The Turkey

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and don’t forget to give some respect to the turkey.



I Spied An Eagle!

I wanted to scream at every car driving by, “Look up! It’s an eagle!” But folks were driving to and fro and not worrying about the weird lady creeping through the field on the phone.



Getting Weepy For Christmas Already

This year I’m feeling especially alone, so what should come along at the perfect time, a knock off ad for British merchant John Lewis.


NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11:  Soldiers march in the the nation's largest Veterans Day Parade in New York City on November 11, 2015 in New York City. Known as "America's Parade" it features over 20,000 participants, including veterans of numerous eras, military units, businesses and high school bands and civic and youth groups.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Locals Supporting Veterans Day

This Friday, November 11, is Veterans Day, and many area businesses are offering a host of special offers for veterans and active military.



Oasis: Don’t Look Back In Anger

The Cedar Lee is showing Supersonic, the new Oasis documentary. If you are a fan of the the band, the era, or music in general, this is one well worth your time.


98.5 WNCX Bloodsuckers Buffet April 13, 2016

Be A Part Of Bloodsuckers Buffet 2017!

If you have a small business, or you work for a larger company that might want to up your participation in cause marketing and community projects, Bloodsuckers is something to consider.



Take The Cruise.

And she keeps talking about the money and I told her, you know the money you never wanted to spend on the cruise down the Danube? Well we’re probably going to spend it now.


It's always fun hanging with the guys, had a great day at Mentor Lagoons. Enjoyed the cold beverages and freshly caught perch and saw a little of the solar eclipse while watching the sun set on the beach.

It’s a Long Weekend!

Hopefully you’re getting an extra day this weekend to relax and have fun and enjoy! Don’t waste it! Lots going on in and around town.


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16:  Kerri Walsh Jennings in action playing with April Ross of the United States during the beach volleyball Women's Semi final against Agatha Bednarczuk Rippel and Barbara Seixas De Freitas of Brazil on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 16, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

More Olympic Musings

Week two and the TV is still on the Olympics all day and night. Although I did an hour break and watch The Great British Baking Show on PBS.


The Olympic mascot, Vinicius, walks onto the field in a break during the men's field hockey Australia vs Spain match of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August, 7 2016. / AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA        (Photo credit should read MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pondering Some Olympic Questions

I enjoy the Olympics. Seems I am watching more and more events this year. The TV is on all day and night, I can’t get enough! But I have some questions. Lots of weird questions.


CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 17:  Cleveland convention hats are sold downtown ahead of the upcoming Republican National Convention on July 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Next Up For the CLE

So now that we are breathing the sign of relief that the RNC went off without a hitch (whew!) and the CLE is high on the list cities on the rise, I’m thinking I’d like to see us more in the spotlight, but perhaps with a few lighthearted events.


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I Love It When This Happens

That strange instant bond you have with a stranger who you will probably never see again, but instantly get on with for just a few minutes.


RNC Cleveland July 21, 2016

Thank You CLE!

I think it is now safe to breathe a sigh of relief.  RNC week is over.  Media was broadcasting live from Philadelphia on Friday morning (I have to admit that made me sad), so the […]


Credit: Dustin Fox / CBS Radio

Well I’m Happy The RNC Is In CLE!

I have faith in Clevelanders that we can and will handle this. I hope our guests follow your lead. We are hearty, we can handle this. We support the Browns after all.


Liverpool Prepares For City Of Culture 2008

Score One For Liverpool!

After visiting Liverpool a few times I’ve sort of adopted it as as my overseas hometown.



Adopt Some Love!

They were extremely friendly, not at all afraid to “talk” to passers by, and stick their little paws out for some more action.



Well done Cleveland!

I’m still feeling it a week later!


(Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

I Miss My Dad

Five years later, I still miss my dad.


Hopkins airport

I Hate Flying

And please don’t turn on that map showing where the plane is if you are sitting near me. We’re usually over the water in the middle of nowhere, with no one to find us, probably in that little area when no control tower is watching us, and no parachutes.


The Beatles

Life’s A Beach!

I haven’t been to a beach in Ohio since high school drivers ed class.  Mr Duffner let us pick a pick a place to drive one summer day.  I can’t remember where we ended up, […]


NEW YORK, NY - JULY 28:  Actor Sam Heughan attends the "Outlander" series screening at 92nd Street Y on July 28, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Thank you Mark Zuckerberg For Last Weekend!

Went to a friend’s house to watch tv! I think the last time I went to a friend’s house to watch tv might have been in high school, and I sort of felt that way. A bit silly, I mean, tv, really? But it was a fantastic night.



Summer Reading

I’m going back a few years with this one, but if you haven’t read it, you’re missing out.


Randy Rhoads Honored Posthumously By Hollywood Rockwalk

Mother’s Day Wishes

And to the daughters and sons who are taking care of your mothers (and fathers), God bless and thank you.



McCartney At the Q – A Must See For Me!

How many times do we say “Oh we can see them on the next tour.” Prince’s sudden passing brings a harsh reality that maybe there isn’t a next time. There are no guarantees in life.


Vintage Bloodsucker tee showing up at 2016 Bloodsuckers Buffet!

Big Thanks for Bloodsuckers Buffet 2016!

Seriously, if you don’t give the blood there is no Bloodsuckers Buffet. And after last year’s bit of a breakdown in the process, we didn’t know what was going to happen this year.



See You At The Bloodsuckers Buffet

We are counting down the days to the 18th Annual Bloodsuckers Buffet Blood Drive! It’s going to be a big day. It always is, and it’s getting bigger.



The Cult, Still Rockin’

I just felt way too old and achy to be out and about, but not wanting to disappoint my friend, I met her at the Rocksino. Boy am I glad I did!


Cadbury's cream eggs seen during the manufacturing process a By: Bloomberg

Leftover Cadbury Eggs?! Unheard Of!

Uhh, yeah, not in my house. I don’t know why it struck me this morning, what fun things can you do with a leftover Cadbury Egg? Not that I could do any of these.  As soon […]


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For Cats, “Da Bird” is The Word

Your cat will thank you when you try out Da Bird. You will not be disappointed!


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