No Clowning Around at Kocic Landscaping

A landscaper in northeast Ohio was relieved of his duties yesterday after management discovered that he had dressed like a clown during business hours. The employee, Earl, was taking part in the Kocic Landscaping Inaugural Halloween Costume Day at the time. Kocic Landscaping, in an effort to boost company morale, allowed employees this year to…

Telling Stories about Garfield Heights

A while back I wrote an essay called Telling Stories About Garfield Heights. It was published in a local newspaper and online. At the time, the outlook of Garfield Heights (a suburb about 4 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio) was bleak. The city had not passed a school levy in 20 years, businesses were closing,…

When You Run On All Cylinders

Poetry flows like kayaks down mighty rivers. Songs possess words that are decent and can be heard over the music. Movies inspire you to become leading actors in your own stories. And sports take you back to a time when athletes weren’t bigger than the games they played – yet they changed the games forever.…