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phil-naessens's picture
Mar.21.2014
On this edition of the Phil Naessens Show  J.A. Sherman joins Phil to discuss Thursday night’s OKC Thunder win over Cleveland, Scott Brooks, Jeremy Lamb, Caron Butler and a look at the upcoming week of games. Rush Olson joins Phil to preview the 2014 Cleveland Indians...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.06.2014
Photo: Terry Francona, as he is now--a manager of the Cleveland Indians--in a photo from a Boston Globe article about him winning Manager of the Year.     A very readable, if not mindblowing or all-revealing, look at the life and times, especially 2004-2011, of former Red Sox manager...
lou-allin's picture
Aug.26.2013
              Few people sit down to holiday dinners across from a man with a lobotomy, but Uncle Jürgen Ramlau and his wife Marie were regular guests at our family table after World War II.         ...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.09.2013
Photo: Cover of the Library of America edition, from this link.   I wrote a blog last year about a very real-to-life and entertaining short story by this guy, here.  Please read that one, if you haven't, before you continue on here.  I just re-read it myself, since I wrote it last...
mark-gillispie's picture
Feb.17.2013
  My first radiation treatment proved anticlimactic. The ladies positioned me on the table, instructed me to grab the bar above my head and to lie very still as The Big Machine made its impressive 240-degree sweep around me, shooting moon beams from both under the table and from two positions...
mark-gillispie's picture
Feb.12.2013
Thursday has become the day my buddy Mike and I have lunch. Mike is a fellow reporter and the host of a popular morning news show on public radio here in Cleveland. Without exception, shrimp spring rolls and pho is our menu of choice at the best Vietnamese restaurant in the city. Mike and I are...
blair-kilpatrick's picture
Apr.26.2012
My grandmother was famous for her homemade bread.  And not just in her own family. One of my mother's recent recollections is this one:  My grandmother used to bake bread and distribute the loaves to people in their Slovenian neighborhood in Cleveland.  As a little girl, my mother...
alex-fraser's picture
Mar.23.2012
Bud E. Pup seemed to have taken over our lives, sleeping under my couch, sleeping cuddled up with Son Guy, last night.  This afternoon, following a couple of runs out, he was returned to his mistress, who generously rewarded us with a couple of roast beef sandwiches and accompanying snacks....
alex-fraser's picture
Jan.12.2012
The apartment has been uncomfortably warm today.  We've never figured out the themostat on the radiator.  That factor is, of course, the least of our many nagging worries, certainly a problem that thousands  of homeless wouldn't mind having in San Francisco this evening.  We...
lou-allin's picture
Nov.27.2011
Morgen Bailey, the talented and intrepid Brit interviewer, asked me what happened on my tenth birthday morning. How did she know?   Lou: Perhaps it started on my tenth birthday in Cleveland in 1955. “Wake up, Louise. Georgia has been murdered. I want you to go to the store for bacon.” Morgen:...