The New Cleveland Signs: #2

Here is the second of the new Cleveland signs. It is on Abbey Avenue, just west of the new Innerbelt bridges. If you would rather place this in relation to sources of Polish food, it is also just west of Sokolowski’s University Inn.

There is a brand-new parking lot across the street, if you want to stop and take a picture. They are still working on the second of the new Innerbelt bridges, but work should be done soon. They are also working on a new trail that leads down the hillside and will connect with the bike trails being built along the old canal towpath that will connect to Lake Erie.

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The New Cleveland signs

I finally went to see the new “Cleveland” sign at Edgewater Park. It is popular – I had to wait in line as a number of family groups took turns taking their picture with the sign.  To make it a little more like an old-fashioned postcard, I increased the color saturation in Photoshop – while Lake Erie was blue yesterday, it wasn’t quite that blue.

Next I need to visit the other two signs – one is in Voinovich Park just north of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the other is on the edge of Tremont, near Sokolowski’s, where it overlooks downtown.

Cleveland Sign Edgewater

 

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Writer’s Block vs Talker’s Block

I’m reading The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin, and came to a very interesting passage, (p 165 of the hardback edition). Paraphrasing, he says you hear about writer’s block a lot, but you never hear about talker’s block.

The reason – we never stop talking until we are sure what we are saying is perfect. We just talk “without a lot of concern for whether our inane blather will come back to haunt us.”  If you think you have writer’s block, “Just Write. Write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.”

I’m going to try to follow his advice, so there will be a lot less month-long gaps between blog posts.

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NRHS Class of 76 Song of the week – Fever

The NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is an appearance by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on the old SCTV show (which explains the somewhat painful comedy bit at the beginning – before you get to “Fever”. You may recognize one of the backup singers – she ended up in a slightly more famous band (although why Southside Johnny never made it big is a mystery to me.)

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Class of 76 Song of the Week – Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss

The Class of 76 Song of the Week is a little bit different than last week – get out your facepaint and Rock and Roll All Night with Kiss


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NRHS Class of 1976 Song of the Week – Get Down Tonight

This is not one that I would personally pick, but I’m trying to be inclusive. The North Ridgeville High School Class of 76 Song of the Week is by KC and the Sunshine Band.

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North Ridgeville HS Class of 1976 Reunion

Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on planning for our 40th high school reunion that will be held August 13th.  Hope to see you there!

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NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is from Bad Company

The Class of 76 Song of the Week is Bad Company, from Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert
(You may have to explain to your kids that we didn’t have MTV and had to stay up late to hear music on TV)

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NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is Heartbreaker

The North Ridgeville High School Class of 76 Song of the Week is Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin. The headline says this is from 1976, although  a commenter places it later (although still in the 70’s)

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Class of 76 Song of the Week: Don’t Fear the Reaper

The Class of 76 Song of the Week was released in July, 1976. This particular video was made in 2002. The phrase “More Cowbell” came much later

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