Summer’s Here

Looking at the calendar, this weekend is Memorial Day. There’s the Greek Fest downtown, the Rib Cook-Offs Downtown and in Berea and all sorts of other things to do in the burg of Clev.

As I was driving down the road today, I just thought how we’ve probably shed the 30 degree days for good, well, as good as it gets living in northern Ohio. The leaves are on the trees, people are outside working, the thermostat is set on A/C instead of heat.

This is what we’ve been waiting on for many months. Enjoy all of the fun there is here in Cleveland.

Just a quick post but I wanted to add something!

What You Never See Coming

I work in TV news. I deal with the news of death every day. It’s something that over the past 15 years, I’ve come to know. Sure, it can make you a little depressed. Sure, it can make you a little immune to the emotions that the passing of someone else normally causes but there are times when it hits you in the face and there’s no way to avoid it.

While looking at my facebook this morning, I saw a post by a “facebook friend” and decided to check out more about it.

It read: “he will be missed by us all, we love you Michael Corrado”

I wanted to find out what happened to Michael Corrado. I didn’t know him but for some reason I wanted to know more.

I clicked to his Michael Corrado’s facebook page to get more information. I read through all of his friends sending sympathies, prayers and tributes to this 22-year-old man. Earlier this week on his facebook, he’d updated that it was time to do laundry, someone had hurled a piece of profanity at him, not in a mean way, but the way you’d call someone an idiot and then laugh it off together.

Then I decided to find out how he died, it obviously wasn’t an illness, it was obviously sudden. I did a Yahoo! news search for his name and I found two links. One of them to a Plain Dealer article and one of them to a story on

To use the quote he “never saw this coming” is an understatement. You don’t know what’s next in your life. You can’t, no one can. Instead of having time with his family, they have to read the headlines in the newspaper, they have to hear the stories on TV or radio. Everyone’s lives have changed with some drunken downtown violence.

You can’t know everything that happened that night but one thing you can know is what happened, someone died who didn’t need to pass away. I’m sure we’ll never get past violence, anger and resentment but this isn’t the way to settle disputes, this isn’t the way, we should live.

Unfortunately, Michael will never be able to post another update his facebook status or respond to someone’s comment on his wall. Instead, the only posts that will be there will be from the people, his friends and his family, who tried to put their feelings into writing about how much they’ll miss him.

Yeah, I’ve Been Bad…

I had a talk with Narm this week about blogging. I’ve been bad, I’ve not done it regularly, heck, I’ve not even done it recently.

So, for some reason, and maybe it’s the reason of updating the blog, I’m up at 5:15am on a Saturday morning, looking at my Toshiba laptop and spouting words from the tips of my fingers.

My life has gotten busy, really busy. Working overnights don’t provide you with much sleep during the day. I’ve talked about this in the past. No one really realizes that your schedule is exactly opposite of everyone else’s. I used to roll my eyes at people who said “they were busy” or “wished they had more hours in the day”. Yep, that’s where I’m at now. I no longer have such disregard for those statements.

I love where my life has taken me. There’s not much to tell. This isn’t the forum for that. It’s an open space where anyone can log on and read. I just hope you’ll set your Google readers, RSS feeds or just check back every now and then to see if I’m posting. I have another post that I want to write but I just wanted to throw out a little explanation for my recent absence.

Happy reading and thanks for the visit!!