Michelle Branch Is Everywhere… Including My iPod

Everywhere Cover - Michelle Branch

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these music posts, but I was doing some work the other day and “Everywhere” by Michelle Branch shuffled through my iPod and I just had to write about it. This song was one of my absolute favs back when it was released. “Everywhere” comes from the 2001 debut album of Michelle Branch called The Spirit Room.  It rose to #12 on the Billboard charts and to … Continue reading

13 Years Later I’ve Not Forgotten – Have You?

September 11th

I’m sitting down and continuing my “tradition” of putting some thoughts on virtual paper on this anniversary of September 11th. Another year has passed.  Another war has started. The vast majority of people have forgotten.  It’s sad, but it’s true. I’ve seen people go about their day today like it’s any other day.  I saw dreadfully few flags being flown this morning on my way to work.  I’ve received marketing emails “using” the events of … Continue reading

The Morning After Decision 2014 – King James Coming Home

Coming Home - Diddy Dirty Money

I’ll admit it… even the morning after Decision 2014, I’m still basking in the news that LeBron James is coming back to the Cavaliers.  It’s not often that things go right with sports in Cleveland so I’m going to soak it up while I can. I’m not a hip hop fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Coming Home by Diddy – Dirty Money caught my ear years ago when it came out and … Continue reading

With Friends Like This, Who Needs A Prius

Badass Prius

Took the Wife’s van into Toyota for some (overpriced) service this morning.  We thought it was going to be a warranty covered minor issue and it turns out it’s a $1,300 water pump.  Not happy… to say the least.  But I digress. When I was asked what I wanted as a rental car I said “whatever’s biggest” (TWSS).  I was presented with a shiny new Prius Hybrid. I made the mistake of sharing this photo … Continue reading

Why America Isn’t The Greatest Country In The World

The Newsroom - HBO

The Newsroom is a political drama series created and written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012. The series chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) channel. It stars Jeff Daniels as anchor Will McAvoy, who sets out to put on a news show “in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements”. The Newsroom concluded its second season on September 15, 2013. … Continue reading

The Overzealous Salesman – Get The Picture Sir

Overzealous Salesman

We all get sold to. We all sell.  Whether we do it professionally or not is irrelevant.  Cold calling and cold selling is an art form all its own and one that I’m personally terrible at which is why I do what I do (not sales).  I get unsolicited emails on a daily basis both to my personal inbox as well as to my work inbox.  Not sure how these folks find me but I’m … Continue reading

Jimmy Fallon Is Knocking It Out Of The Park

Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots

This post started out as a Current Favs On YouTube post but I quickly realized that there was a common bond between all 3 of these videos: Jimmy Fallon.  In case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know who Jimmy Fallon is he’s the 39 year old genius that recently took over hosting the Tonight Show.  Before taking the reigns from Jay Leno, Fallon was on Saturday Night Live and hosted his own … Continue reading

Powered On (2012) – Sarah Churman Talks Sounds Vs. Noise

Powered On (2012)

I first learned of Sarah Churman when I watched a YouTube video of her hearing for the first time.  Sarah was born with a condition where the hair in her inner ear doesn’t form.  This hair (I’ve come to find out) is what transmits the sound which allows us to hear.  Without it, Sarah was essentially deaf. Powered On is the amazing, true story of Sarah’s transformation from a life of silence into a new … Continue reading

On Set With Captain America In Cleveland

Captain America Filming In Cleveland

For the last couple of weeks, Cleveland has been taken over with the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Streets have been closed, traffic has been backed up and quite a bit of the downtown area has been rerouted or put on hold during the shoot.  Cleveland.com has done an outstanding job of live blogging each and every day of the shoot. Last week, the first unit headed inside to Tower City to do … Continue reading