Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

The cherry trees donated by the Japanese Association of Northeast Ohio (JANO) are in full bloom. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the gift of cherry trees to the United States from Japan for the mall in Washington D.C. This year the blooming is early. I tweeted last night that I wished one of the news organizations would broadcast something. Little did I know when I made that tweet that Newsnet5 already had!

Yesterday about 15 of us had an impromptu "hanami" which was a lot of fun. Check out the pictures below.

If you have a chance, you'll want to stop by today since I think the inbound rain and storms will knock all the blossoms off the trees.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Highland Heights Gas Well Update

Once again, the Highland Heights City Council will be voting on the gas wells in the community park resolution.  I will be out of town on that day.


Tuesday night Council President Cathy Murphy confirmed that the drilling resolution (6-2012) would appear on the agenda for the upcoming March 27th council meeting and that it would be voted on that night.

Like the meeting on the 13th, there will be an opportunity for public speaking that night.

March 27th is now or never time, as far as keeping gas wells out of the park.


We urge you to come and witness the vote on March 27th.

Bring your children, your significant others, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and anyone else you can think of.
Also, please pass this email along to everyone you know.

Let's keep the momentum going.

These are our representatives, Let's demand to be heard!


When:  March 27th

Where: Highland Height City Hall, Council Chamber

Time: 8 pm. Come early to get a good seat.


We hope to see you there.

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Highland Heights Gas Well Info - Important Meeting

I received this in an email from a concerned citizen.  It's really surprising to me that they would want to start fracking in our community park.  I get the idea that it's generate money, but at what cost?  

Thursday, March 08, 2012


明日の夜(3月9日)、Cleveland Institute of Artのシネマテックで放映されます。


監督: トラン・アン・ユン
原作: 村上春樹
音楽: ジョニー・グリーンウッド
脚本: トラン・アン・ユン


出演: 松山ケンイチ 菊地凛子 水原希子 高良健吾 霧島れいか 初音映莉子 柄本時生

Yoga with Katy Hawkins

Cousin Katy is a bundle of energy and intelligence. Check out the video.

As weird as it may sound I love the timber and tone of Katy's voice.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Elly's Performance at AU

So last November, Arisa and I went to see Elly perform in AU in Motion (facebook). Well, last night I saw the video of it on youtube. Take a peek.