Category Archives: Rant

Algae on Lake Erie

A Rant Reposting this picture from October 2011. It was a crying shame then, and it’s a crying shame now.

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Do It Because You Can: Riding the Rails to Trails Conservancy Greenway Sojourn Bicycle Tour

A Rant and a Rave  A lot of people think it’s crazy to spend a vacation bicycling forty miles a day, sleeping in a tent, then getting up in the morning to do it again. There are others who are think forty miles a … Continue reading

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Addendum to “Ignore the Snow”

Rant: The “ignore the snow” tactic isn’t working. Yes, I’m getting a little boring on the subject of snow. That’s because all this snow has become more than a little boring. Related articles ODOT Crews Ready to Tackle Snow Weather Outlook: Cold, More … Continue reading

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Ideas That Go Bump in the Night

A Rant/Rave About Writing I get some of my best ideas at night, probably because the inner censor in my brain shuts down, allowing the wild, creative side free rein. Such inspiration also strikes when I’m driving, and I don’t … Continue reading

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A Battle Lost

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Attributed to Plato Yesterday someone I love committed suicide. No one saw it coming. He was not a person who shared his feelings easily. We didn’t know he … Continue reading

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“You can chime in any time”: NOT a Christmas Note

I apologize in advance because this one is definitely a RANT! The Engineer (my husband), and I have been meeting with a financial advisor to map out our plans for retirement, a process that includes meeting with an insurance agent … Continue reading

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Dear North Face

Note: Although this sounds like a rant, it’s actually a rave. Dear North Face Customer Service: I’m writing to express my disappointment in one of your products. Several years ago (in 1992, to be precise), I purchased a pair of … Continue reading

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It All Depends on Your Point of View: A Writing Rant

I’m in the middle of a book by a New York Times bestselling author, one whose books I have always enjoyed. This one is also good. In fact, I’d recommend it, but since I’m about to complain about the book, … Continue reading

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Building Walls

Warning: Unpleasant photo of roadkill at the end of this post. Stop reading if you will find this offensive. A rant that has nothing to do with reading or writing We used to live under the flight path of Cleveland Hopkins Airport. … Continue reading

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Creatures of Habit

A Short Rant About Cigarette Butts, Along with a Rave About Writing as a Habit: Creatures of Habit The end of our driveway is littered with cigarette butts. Occasionally, I overcome my squeamishness enough to pick them up for proper … Continue reading

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