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”: ‘Prologue’

On Sunday November 18th, I am going to Silverton, Ohio - a few minutes north of Cincinnati - for Cincinnati Tradition's "Opening Night". Cincinnati Tradition is an all-age Drum & Bugle Corps that competes on the Drum Corps Associates (DCA) circuit; "Opening Night" is their tryout night. I haven't made up my mind on which … Continue reading “A ‘Borg and a Baritone”: ‘Prologue’

40 ’til 40: #12 through #14

Posting 40 memorable, funny, and good moments of my life -usually 2 a day, in no particular order - leading up to my 40th birthday. Today's post has 3 moments. #12: Obama Rally In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama held a rally in Louisville, campaigning for the Presidency. I went with my sister; we both ran … Continue reading 40 ’til 40: #12 through #14

“Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Thanks!’

I'm on the bus, on the way home. The bus driver for the #4 - Iroquois Park bus usually drives an All-Electric bus, similar (but larger) to the cover picture for this post. She was explaining why she no-showed yesterday: the Downtown bus charger wasn't working, so she had to detour about a mile to … Continue reading “Tales from the TARCside”: ‘Thanks!’

“Night Walks”: Motivational Video

I was looking at a friend's Facebook page and came across a video that she had posted. It was a speech at a graduation ceremony by Denzel Washington. Interspersed with clips from some of his movies, Denzel talks about how he was flunking out of college, how a "look" from a woman at his Mom's … Continue reading “Night Walks”: Motivational Video

“What’s Your Name?”

Part of the weekly homework assignments for my "Intercultural Communication" class is to watch a video (or set of videos) relating to the topic that we are studying, One of the 8(!) videos for the unit on 'Perception' is from Syrian-born, spoken word poet, Amal Kassir. It is a 16 minute video from the TEDx … Continue reading “What’s Your Name?”