Hopeful Walk Around Glen Meadow Park

Glen Meadow Park

I was at the park this evening with my two older boys and I took a walk around. There was a group practicing soccer. There was another group playing basketball. There was a third playing softball and yet and fourth practicing cricket. These groups were made up of young and old people. Black and white people. Males and females. The were all there… and it got me to thinking. This is the America I’m proud … Continue reading

Got Snow? Get Scammed

Got Snow Services 2016 Front

Every year as the calendar turns towards October, folks in Northeast Ohio start to say goodbye to summer and prep for fall and winter. With the cooling temperatures and shortened days come the thought of snow removal. Sadly, there are some out there that take advantage of that situation. I was hoping to not to have to write a post of this nature this year, but alas here I am. For the past few years … Continue reading

Got Snow? – 2015 Snow Removal Scam

2015 Got Snow Flyer Front

I’m back again today with a post I was hoping not to have to write this year. For the past few years I’ve been on sort of a personal crusade against a company doing business under the name of Got Snow? or Got Snow Services. Got Snow is at least the 3rd name this company has been known by.  In 2008, I was taken by this scam when they were going by the name of The Snowplow … Continue reading

I Will Not Be That Guy – Cats In The Cradle

Family Fall Day

Apologies in advance for a sappy post. You’ve been warned. If you know anything about me you know that my family is the most important thing in the world to me. I don’t blog about family stuff all that much these days partially because I’m a bad blogger and partially for privacy and security reasons for my kids. I’ve got three boys who mean everything to me. I’ve got a Wife who is so far … Continue reading

The Twinsburg Roundtable – What You Need To Know

Michael Turle Twinsburg Bulletin

I generally hate politics. I don’t talk about it as it leads to people being bitter and no one ever changing their mind. The fact that I’m bringing politics… and local politics no less… to my personal blog sort of makes me sick. But I really have no choice – you’ll see why in a moment. Michael Turle is a fellow Twinsburg resident who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in the primary back in May of this … Continue reading

Gun Violence Comes Home To Twinsburg

I live in Twinsburg. It’s a little town about 30 minutes east of Cleveland. It’s consistently on “Top Cities To Live In” lists and is generally an outstanding place to live. We love it. It’s home. Then last night, this happened about 4 blocks from where our home sits: A 76 year old father shoots his 55 year old son and (presumably) his wife? Then (and now I’m reading into the situation) commits suicide by … Continue reading

2014 / 2015 Snow Removal Scam – Got Snow?

2014 Got Snow Flyer Front

The snow has returned to Northeast Ohio early this year… and sadly so have the snow plow scams.  If you live in Solon or Twinsburg, Ohio (or the surrounding areas of Aurora, Glenwillow, Bedford, Hudson, Macedonia, etc.) you may very well have run across a scam.  There is a company that is calling itself Got Snow? or Got Snow Services.  They appear to offer snow removal services for residential addresses for a very reasonable price. … Continue reading

Trick-Or-Treat Should Only Be On One Night – Halloween

Keep Calm And Trick Or Treat

Back today archiving a Facebook post I made last week on the morning of Halloween.  I saw quite a few people complaining about the fact that trick-or-treat hadn’t been moved due to impending bad weather or due to the fact that a high school football game was scheduled on the same night. I posted this mini rant and I was happy that just about everyone that responded agreed with my stance.   Below is the un-edited … Continue reading

Tony Chasar & T-Trim Landscaping – Buyer Beware

T-Trim Landscaping & Tony Chasar

Spring has sprung in Northeast Ohio.  It was a long and cold winter and now that the weather is breaking you may be thinking about doing some landscaping around your yard.  Depending on the size of your project, you may be considering hiring a local landscaping contractor to help you out.  I had the same idea a few years back when I hired Tony Chasar of T-Trim Landscaping in Macedonia, Ohio.  Unfortunately, Tony and T-Trim … Continue reading

Brian’s Painting Twinsburg, Ohio – Buyer Beware

Caution - Buyer Beware

As Spring is beginning to show up here in Northeast Ohio, you may be thinking about doing some painting projects around the house.  You may also be considering hiring a local painter to help you out.  I had the same idea awhile back when I hired Brian Shamblin of Brian’s Painting in Twinsburg, Ohio.  Sadly, my project didn’t get done to my satisfaction and it’s turned into quite the ordeal.  I’m putting this post together … Continue reading