“Fullmetal Alchemist”, Episodes 9-10

A fun fact that I found out last night: the voices of 'Lust' and 'Roy Mustang' are provided by voice actors (and "Critical Role" cast members) Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham. Awesome! A quick recap/review: Edward ("Ed") and Alphonse ("Al") Elric are Alchemists: people that use a mix of Science and Magic to Transmute objects … Continue reading “Fullmetal Alchemist”, Episodes 9-10

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”

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