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Just imagine: her failures helped save her

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

She graduated from college, although it was not her first choice school. Her mom died at the young age of 45, after suffering for years from multiple sclerosis. Shortly after, she discovered her father had been involved in a long-time affair. They stopped speaking. She moved away, met a guy and got married.

The marriage was tumultuous, lasting just over a year. However, she had a …Read More

What on Earth?

Friday, March 31st, 2017

For one hour last Saturday night, lights went out. They went out at the iconic Empire State Building, Big Ben in London, Sydney Opera House, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., the Acropolis in Greece, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum in Rome, the Pyramids of Egypt and Red Square in Moscow. Yup, Moscow.

They were among a reported 3,000 landmarks across the globe from 187 countries …Read More

John Glenn, George Voinovich epitomize the political leadership we need

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

One was a decorated war hero who became the first American to orbit the earth. He served in the U.S. Senate and, at the age of 77, rejoined the space program and flew into space once again, this time on a nine-day mission on the space shuttle.

The other labored for 44 years in public service that included election as Cuyahoga County auditor, Cuyahoga County commissioner, …Read More

If Francona were president

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Think about it. Even the most loyal supporters of Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump admit their candidate is not perfect. So I am asking myself would we be feeling better if people like Cleveland Indians manager Terry “Tito” Francona ran for president?

He is being called “a genius” by fans and opponents who deeply respect him. Chicago Cubs star pitcher Jon Lester played for Francona in …Read More

Magical sports night in Cleveland through the eyes of a die-hard

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Cleveland became the epicenter of the sports universe for one day last week as the Indians drummed the Chicago Cubs 6-zip in Game 1 of the World Series, while across the street from Progressive Field the Cavaliers and “The Chosen One” native son LeBron James raised the city’s first championship banner in 52 years, got those treasured rings and then soundly drummed the …Read More