A ‘Borg and a Baritone #7: “Schedule”

I am waiting to hear if this Sunday's camp will be cancelled- there is a Winter Storm that is headed for the Ohio Valley, bringing nearly every type of precipitation, plus a 'Flash Freeze'. In the meantime, here is Cincinnati Tradition's performance schedule for the 2019 season, subject to change: DCI - Drum Corps International; … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #7: “Schedule”

Review: ‘Samurai Spirit’

Designer: Antoine Bauza Publishers: Funforge, Gem Klub Fit, Hobby World, and many others Players: 1-7 Ages: 9+ (probably should be 12+) Time: 30-60 minutes With Finals completed, it's time to work on some Books and Games reviews that have been sitting on the sidelines since July. First up, an interesting game called 'Samurai Spirit'. Samurai … Continue reading Review: ‘Samurai Spirit’

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #6: “Home”

January 6th was the first of the 2019 calendar year, and the 4th of the season. Unfortunately, a case of pneumonia kept me home for it. I'm almost back to normal, over a week after breathing was exiled from the lungs. I learned that we got the Opener for our show; a thanks to fellow … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #6: “Home”

A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

I made a few resolutions/wishes for 2018. This is how I did with them: 1. Get down to 230 pounds, by April 1st; get to 215 pounds, by Halloween. Regardless of the final numbers, this felt like a success. Going strictly by weight and time, it was a partial success: I got under 230 lbs. … Continue reading A Look Back to 2018… A Look Ahead to 2019

Tales from the TARCside: “New Fare System, New Website!”

Starting on January 7th, TARC is finally implementing its new smart card-based fare system, called "MyTARC Smart Card". MyTARC is a card where you can load a certain amount of cash onto the card and pay for your bus fare via a swipe or tap on the new fare boxes. Bus fare is not increasing; … Continue reading Tales from the TARCside: “New Fare System, New Website!”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #5: “Camp #3”

Monday, 12/17, 8:30 AM Camp 3 is in the books! We got our first taste of the show music, got a very big visit, and I even saved a few pennies! I made the trip to Cincinnati via Greyhound Bus again. The bus was nearly 2 hours late, but made the drive in about 70 … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #5: “Camp #3”

A ‘Borg and a Baritone #4: Knights, Brass, and Tradition – Oh, My!

Saturday, December 8th, 10:37 PM I've been pretty fortunate, when it comes to participating in Drum & Bugle Corps, although my path hasn't exactly been a 'traditional' one.    First Tryout: 2000 Phantom Regiment I made my first solo trip out of the Louisville area in the late Fall of 1999, to travel to Rockford, … Continue reading A ‘Borg and a Baritone #4: Knights, Brass, and Tradition – Oh, My!