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!”
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’
It's been a few months since I've had a 'Night Walk'; leaving 3rd shift back in early July makes it more difficult - thankfully - to have late-night posts. For those who have read, or are reading these posts, a tip of the cap to you! I am laying in bed, 2:30 AM Sunday morning, … Continue reading Night Walk: “Hindsight”
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
"Enter The Cyborg" got a makeover! I felt like the blog had too many redundant categories, with posts that were tagged in way too many of those categories. So, I spent large chunks of the last 3 days redesigning the page - thank you, case of the Pink Eye. Some categories were merged, some were … Continue reading A New Look!
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!’
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
I have been on a 2-part Crusade of sorts: break down the 230-pound plateau, and get back below 215 pounds, the weight I was at after I had recovered from the Staph infection that led to my heart surgery. Some time in 2014 (I don't remember when), I had weighed myself at my friend's parent's … Continue reading Proof!
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?”
Another of the "On This Day" posts from Facebook Land was "25 Random Facts". It was a series of 'random facts', posted as a status, by a few friends from 2009. I got tagged in a few of these statuses; I did something similar but can't seem to find the post. So, here is an … Continue reading 25 Random Facts