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  1. So, some of you may know I am a "Destination Expert" for Cleveland on TripAdvisor. I answer questions for people traveling to the area, been doing this for a very long time (I'm also a Put-in-Bay DE). A couple months ago a guy from Ottowa, Canada posted who was trying to figure out all the spots in the Drew Carey opening so they could recreate it when he and his fam visited Cleveland, and there was one nobody could come up with. I'm pretty proud that I was able to nail the missing location. I think this, combined with the fact that I've lived here a decade longer than I ever lived in my hometown, make me an unofficial "Cleveland native." (for you location nerds, it was the US Bank Building, which has something reference "Renaissance" on it in the show opening, but nobody could figure it out because it wasn't the Renaissance Hotel building. I took one look and was like oh heck, that's the US Bank building. I googled it and found out it used to be called the Renaissance Center way back in the day, which you nerds probably already knew but I didn't. I only know because I swear to god I've interviewed in every building downtown. Anyway, I was pretty glad to get this little bit of Cleveland treasure hunting stuff, and I think their video is super cute.
  2. It was apparently posted upthread but I haven't been on here as much lately so I wouldn't have known about it but for the invite I received.
  3. Hi! Yes, the multimodal center was discussed. There was a lot of history that I don't think necessarily needed to be there. While the presentations about the history of the project were certainly interesting, I could have done with half as much information and twice as much discussion. Because the presenters took the entire allotted time, there was only time for like 2 or 3 questions and no real debate or discussion. Still, very interesting. I was disappointed not to see more diversity. The future of and access to our lakefront is an issue affecting all Clevelanders, yet all four panelists and the moderator were white guys and out of the 50 or so all-white attendees, I was one of only 4 women. It was the only such meeting I've been to of course and may not be representative of the entire group and their interests, but it was something I noticed. Takeaway is that we've been talking about this problem literally for like a century and there hasn't ever been a plan that everyone agreed to and that has funding and gets done, which I found to be disappointing. Now that there are so many more players in the mix who all have a vested interest and say in what happens (transit systems, tourist attractions, parking garage owners) it sounded to me like it would be even more difficult to accomplish. I did speak up at the end in opposition to one guy's statement that because we don't have any state or federal funding to better RTA we should ask the taxpayers to fund it and I was like yeah that's a big nope from me, we need to pressure our state to fund transit similarly to other nearby states.
  4. I went to a meeting moderated by the Green Building Coalition today and @KJP's name came up with his All Aboard Ohio work (praise for some sort of plan you've proposed). They were talking about landbridge vs. footbridge. Is there a discussion thread about this? I admit I am brand new to this group, issue, the architect panelists, etc so I apologize if this is old hat.
  5. SO MUCH THIS. I am putting together a blog post to dispel some of the sh*tty comments I've gotten from know-it-alls but it doesn't matter how you explain things to smug, judgy fks, they always think they know better. The visual of you delivering pizza to your old boss, my god, that should be in a movie.
  6. Wow mrnyc, that is extremely high praise, and much appreciated. I am going to work very hard to (finally) get a book deal out of this. It seems the right time, and I have thousands of comments and emails like your to put forward to an agent to convince them this is a story that needs to be told. I've already written the manuscript. I haven't been on UO as much the last couple of years as it's been so much work just staying alive some days, and keeping my head above water. I had to cut out a lot of extra stuff in my life to focus on day to day living. I'm resurfacing now as it's been a good couple of months and I'm hopeful the tide is turning - and then this article hit. I just hope it can help me push a path forward where I can share my thoughts on these issues more widely, and hopefully further build my own business as a writer at the same time.
  7. I think the essay is "going viral" as they say. I have gotten close to 400 emails. My blog is blowing up. It's being shared all over LI and the FB sharing is unbelievable. I may have put a nail in the coffin to ever getting a "real" job again but it was worth it to get the emails I've been getting. This has really resonated with people and I am SO GLAD. Thanks for reading, my peeps.
  8. Hi everypeep. I got published in Huffington Post today, which is a pretty big score for me. Thought I would post here to share with my UO peeps. What I’ve Learned About Unemployment And Being Poor After Applying For 215 Jobs This month marks two years since I lost my full-time job. At the time, I’d been working as a communications professional for 15 years, and the loss was devastating. I was a single mother with almost nothing in savings and no safety net. Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/unemployment-poverty-america_n_5d387f32e4b004b6adb9a15e
  9. hiiiii I so wish I could go to this. My sister is in town that weekend and I couldn't go even if she wasn't as I severely broke my leg and cannot walk or drive, probably going to be next year or maybe Xmas at the earliest for driving/walking. Take pictures! xoxo Nina/RNR
  10. Also, if helpful, we have like 8 connected devices and many of them operating simultaneously, and no problems.
  11. I think I'm in the medium tier. I don't do a lot of streaming, but I work online constantly loading webpages and it's been reliable 24/7 so far. I had Spectrum before this and it would randomly disconnect or take 30 seconds to reconnect all day and night and they could never solve the problems so I switched. We just got new fiber optic lines laid behind my apartment a couple years ago so I figured this would be an improvement. My partner has a thing that measures the internet speed and has randomly checked it and it usually exceeds what we were promised, so no complaints.
  12. I'm not in Cleveland Heights but I work from home and have ATT, just switched over a few months ago and am glad I did. No problems.
  13. With goal in sight, caravan members must make tough choices about asylum By Kate Morrissey Contact Reporter "Gilbert Saucedo, a Los Angeles-based attorney who volunteered with the National Lawyers Guild to give legal orientations at the sports complex, estimated that about 70 percent of those he talked to had stories that should pass credible fear interviews, the first major step towards asylum after migrants make it in the door." Link: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/sd-me-caravan-asylum-outlook-20181126-story.html
  14. An immigration lawyer working at the border says around 70% of the people he has interviewed have legit reasons to seek asylum, and he has advised the rest that they may as well stay in Mexico if they can't return home. This seems like a reasonable estimate to me, and we should be talking about real numbers and not "they're all evil" or "let every single one of them in." Imagine 70% of 5000 people who are legit fleeing for valid reasons. Yes, we should let them all in. They knew they were coming. They could have sent processors and lawyers to the border to expedite their LEGIT claims instead of border guards waiting to teargas the desperate.
  15. I started out on 39, my department used to be on the other side of the floor before they began all their various moves to different floors. I think they've shrunk in size quite a bit since then actually.
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