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Photo: Douglas and Joseph reflection and Panoarama at Naturally Country, Norwalk, Ohio, 2013

July 5th, 2014 Comments off

Photo: West Side Market, Cleveland, Ohio via #instagram

May 20th, 2014 Comments off
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What to do? What to do? – End of the Day for May 14, 2014

May 14th, 2014 Comments off

End of the day Logo

With Rosanne and Joe off the robotics competition in Cleveland, I find myself along for nearly 4 days. If this were a television show, I would quickly descend into squalor and depravity without the controlling influence of my wife. (Insert laugh track here) Sadly, for you, I won’t be blogging about anything so funny or dramatic. Life proceeds apace much as it always does, but with perhaps a few more naps and a bit less housework. (LAUGH)

That isn’t to say I won’t be working, though. I need some time to help out an old friend with some computers issues, meet with some clients and do my daily new media routine. Working for yourself can be a bit of a treadmill sometimes. You can’t easily get off the treadmill, but you can slow it down when needed. That is probably my modus operand over the next 4 days.

Terminal Tower and Solidiers and Sailors Monument

The heat might make it difficult to do too much work outside, but there are a few small tasks that need doing urgently, so I will probably work them off in the cooler hours just after sunset. I also need some sustained quiet time to do some writing. There are several projects I need to push forward and this trip should help me do that. The quiet can also help me get some videos produced. It is so much easier when you don’t have to try and shush your roommates as you work. So everything seems to reset of making the best use of this alone time as I can.

I am glad I decided not to make the trip back to Ohio at this point. There wasn’t enough time and too many commitments to fulfill with family and friends to make it enjoyable for me. I hate not being able to settle in with family for lunch or dinner when I visit. Rushing from one event to the next stresses me out dramatically and makes the entire trip unenjoyable. Rosanne is also using the trip to catch up with her family in Cleveland, so I think it is best to let her have her “girl talk” time without worrying about entertaining — or including — me.

It looks like we have made the best choices possible for this trip. I will miss them, of course, but I already have more than enough actives to keep me busy and perhaps even entertained. There is a great difference between loneliness ad solitude, as I write a week or so ago. This I am definitely considering solitude. They’ll be back before I know it and life will take on the crazy rush of Summer approaching.

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Photo: Oberlin College Visit – The Reading Girl, John Adams Jackson (1825-1879)

July 24th, 2013 Comments off

Video/Photos: The Great Falls at Tinkers Creek, Bedford, Ohio (Instagram)

July 12th, 2013 Comments off

Video: A rainy day in Ohio

May 14th, 2011 Comments off

For the last several days I have been back in Ohio for the kick-off of the Saturday6 program. I added 1 day to my trip in order to spend some time with my family that still lives here. I moved to Los Angeles 25 years ago and don’t get back very often. We were on our way to visit my Aunt and Uncle when it started bucketing down. It has been a very wet Spring this year and we even had some flooding along our route. I decided to capture a short piece of our ride and by accident an Amish buggy came trotting by in the other direction.


Watch “Rainy Day in Ohio” – iPod Ready Format

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Douglas is coming to Cleveland, Ohio on May 11, 2011

May 4th, 2011 Comments off


I am going to be in Cleveland, Ohio (and my hometown of New London) from Wed, May 11, 2011 to Sunday, May 15, 2011 to kick off Saturday6,  a new, garden blog project with Troy-Bilt. As I am arriving a day early, I will be available for various meetups and consulting sessions based on all my areas of interest.

If you would like a private consult on career or new media questions, drop me at line at to schedule a time. These consults are billed at my usual rate of $100/hour and would most likely take place near downtown Cleveland, as that is where I will be staying.

I am also open for an informal meetup on Wednesday afternoon or evening, if folks are interested. We can set up an event on Facebook or other service to allow for RSVPs.

I look forward to seeing you all and spending some time in my hometown again.

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