lmcshane's blog

Remembering Hart Crane

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 15:35.


Does poetry matter?

Poor Hart Crane.  Forgotten.  His monument relegated to a corner of the library at CWRU.

But soon to have his very own skateboard park!

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Daffodil Days

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 09:48.

Thank you for today's header--if you haven't already done so, get out on this fleeting weekend to enjoy the cherry blossoms and the daffodil days in University Circle and at parks throughout NEO.

I was fortunate to be up early, both yesterday and today, to hear the robins and the sweet plaintive call of the white-throated sparrow.

The Barber

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 06:35.

Born in the Great Depression, my father advised me to choose one of two professions-
doctor or barber.

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The Elephant Keeper

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 06:10.

I haven't read Water for Elephants, yet, but I imagine it taps into a supernatural energy I once felt at a young age--so I will read it for the teens and most likely push it as a young adult novel.

Elephants are symbolic.  They are forever old and young at the same time.  I know the feeling. And, of course, they say--elephants never forget.  I have my own elephant memories.

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GROW a HEAD-Earth Day 2011 in REALNEO :)

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 15:22.

A great and beautiful day in NEO today--WINDY and SUNNY. 

Let's hope our leaders GROW a HEAD, or two :)

For more photos--please "LIKE" and follow the Garden Neighborhood of NEO--Brooklyn Centre.

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Scorched Earth "Transformation" Plan

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 11:53.

This might explain the recent melt-down witnessed at REALNEO--the ex-poster is an employee of CSU and no doubt benefits from this wonderful CSU perk:


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Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:24.



Hard to believe that Norm Roulet introduced the concept of accountability and social media to Northeast Ohio--almost ten years, ago. 

Since then, Facebook, Twitter and other network sites have broken down the Establishment's Rules of Engagement

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PREVENT Bird Window Collisions

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 04/05/2011 - 20:09.


Sadly, today, a Downy Woodpecker collided with the sheet glass windows of a building in our neighborhood.  It's a sickening event to endure.  The thud and then the bird laying in pain on the grass.  It died from the massive trauma.  Migration is occurring now.  Please take time to reduce this problem by making your window surfaces less confusing to migrating and breeding birds.

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Opening Day

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 18:10.

American Indian Center protests Chief Wahoo
It pains me to see any one who feels disenfranchised and marginalized in our society--if it offends any one--why can't we remove it?  It especially saddens me, because I love baseball--and a lot of US love baseball. 

BAC Home Loans Servicing

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:17.

I receive numerous "tips" in my email--this one is especially disturbing:

This Bac [Home Loans] - foreign corp owns 1550 properties in Cuyahoga County alone. 

Check the Auditors site:  http://fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/REPI.aspx

Not sure on the exact numbers, but can any one shed light on this investment scheme in NEO? 

Did BAC Home Loans assume Countrywide subprime foreclosures?


REALNEO Discovery

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 03/26/2011 - 12:18.

Time for spring cleaning and accepting the fact that finding a new nest
is not as easy as we fantasize it can be.

If the water is polluted, a fish must still swim. Upstream.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 03/25/2011 - 08:34.


Sustainable Cleveland 2019:   

Celebrating Energy Efficiency in 2011!  

Thursday, March 31, 2011 

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs

Glickman-Miller Hall, Roberta Steinbacher Atrium

1717 Euclid Avenue 

Cleveland State University  

Celebrating Energy Efficiency!

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AIA/Architecture + Design Month

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:29.

-Architecture & Design Month Begins!! - See calendar for details & updates



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Board of Revision Members 3.22.2011

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 22:02.

Per a call to the interim County Treasurer's office, I was able to determine who has been appointed to the boards thus far.

Ultimately, there will be 7 boards-twenty one total members assigned to Boards A-G. 

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Tomorrow can be a better day

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 19:27.

All rights reserved Laura McShane

We need a vision for a better AMERICA.

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Posting to REALNEO

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 17:31.

Dear Norm and Jeff--in the scope of things--you are the dualing forces here at REALNEO. 

Despite your bickering, we need options at this site that will improve the ability to post materials, without one individual, group or other monopolizing the content.

FREE Speech

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 03/20/2011 - 09:41.

Photo credit Jeff Buster

Don't like what you see posted at REALNEO?  Don't read it.  Ignore it. Don't comment on it. Let it die.

Don't form a lynch mob to remove the content--that in itself--defies the notion of FREE
Speech.  Post better content.  Post your images.

(Admin-I would like to see the option to post blog entries with comments disabled--thanks for the lunacy explanation)

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Murray Hill Market

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:33.

Here are some images taken today at the Murray Hill Market in Little Italy.  Open for less than 7 weeks, it has already developed a following. 

Support this family with deep NEO roots, and enjoy sightseeing with your family on a sunny day.  Freshwater Cleveland provided a great promotion last week.

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Waiting for SUPERMAN....

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 16:02.

Waiting for Superman...and waiting..and waiting..and waiting...


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Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 03/18/2011 - 08:48.

Sadly, a another child has disappeared in NEO--and an AMBER alert is not warranted, because the girl has been deemed a runaway. If you can help with any information, please call Cleveland Police at 911.

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Be Courteous

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 03/15/2011 - 05:00.

Daily reminder messages are needed everywhere...


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SAVING History

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 03/03/2011 - 20:56.

Today, you see the UGLY right out there for what it is--the real estate game in NEO--LAND cleared and history demolished at tax-payer expense for GREED.

And, you can SEE for yourself--another example of the massive FRAUD perpetrated in the NEO non-profit sector.

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