We had breakfast at Athena, and mailed the invites for our party.
We went over to the Cleveland Greenhouse, and admired the sights.
We had lunch at maxii’s on Mayfield
A good dance lesson, and then I went to a political meeting.
A good day
I began the day with a stop at The Renaissance in Olmsted Township, where I picked up a check from the Treasurer of the NorthEast Ohio Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Then it was off to Hopkins Airport to meet our out of town speaker – Ms. Elise Helgesen – from the DC office of AU.
We drove through a scenic route to University Circle and stopped at Glidden House - http://www.hotels.com/ho161304/the-glidden-house-cleveland-united-states/
where she stayed.
It got Very Stormy, but it was back across town for our Forum, in the moot court room at CWRU School of law, where we began and ended with a nice catered spread in the rotunda.
At the gym, it was back and triceps emphasis, and then Sharon and I went to Lakeside Glass in Lorain, where we picked out things for our new shower.
We had lunch at Sorrento‘s, and then came home.
Much Progress was made on the bathroom.
When that was over, I headed over to the Avon Ballroom, where I was able to catch the end of the Friday Party, and have a few dances.
I began at the gym: chest and biceps main.
Sharon and I went for a top down cruise in our 2009 MINI Cooper S convertible, stopping at Erie Island Coffee in Rocky River.
Progress in our bathroom renovation:
I took the RTA train downtown to the Cleveland Public Library.
At the Library – where I had come to attend an event – I checked out a few Russian Books.
The event I attended was in the new Louis Stokes wing.
The Main branch of the Cleveland Public Library (www,cpl.org) has been hosting a display of labor and New Deal (visual) art from January 18 – March 24, and on February 23 was host to Laborfest: a multimedia celebration from videos and powerpoint presentations to live drama and music.
We were warmly welcomed by Leonard DiCosimo (President, Cleveland Federation of Musicians), who introduce Harriet AppleGate, (Executive Secretary of the North Shore Federation of Labor), who also welcomed us and introduced Patrick Gallagher (USW).
They were followed by three speakers: Prof. Ahmed White, Colorado School of Law; Prof. Patricia Hills, Boston University; and Dr. M. Melissa Wolfe, Curator of American Art at the Columbus Museum of Art. All were very well qualified to speak in their areas.
Mr. White covered the infamous ‘little steel’ strike of 1937, ranging from the Chicago Massacre, in which ten strikers were killed, through actions in Ohio, to the eventual, inadequate settlements, concluded in 1942; Ms. Hills spoke on Art and Politics in the Popular Front: The Union Work and Social Realism of Philip Evergood; Ms. Wolfe presented the life and works of Joe Jones – a worker-artist. Joe – who started out as a house painter – said he wanted to make art that would knock holes in walls, rather than merely make them pretty.
It was a fine event: enlightening and entertaining: see my post in charlog.me for more detail.
Began with a workout at Fitness edge: chest and biceps primary. Less mouth pain…
I organized in my den, read some serious books, and then we had dinner at Danny Boy’s in Rocky River.
I went to Fitness Edge – primaried on chest and biceps.
We had a late lunch at Bob Evans in Avon, and then I made calls for Dennis Kucinich.
Updated several blogs, and then got ready for a WCAL board meeting.
Rode my bike for 45 min.
Headed over to Kiedrowski’s world famous bakery in Amherst, where we bought one of their snoogles (TM).
I took a slice of snoogle to our dance lesson, and gave it to our instructor – Anya Khan, who loved it.
Raced away from the lesson to Cleveland Hopkins International, where I met and picked up our speaker for Wednesday, Katherine Stewart.
She was thrilled to have transportation, loved the MINI Cooper S Convertible (top down), and also the snoogle I had for her in the glove box. I dropped her at her cousin’s in Pepper Pike, and then, on the way home, I stopped at a place Well Known to Me, where I gave a friend her first snoogle (and she is from Amherst!)
We went to dinner at Carraba’s, in Westlake.
Today I rested, studied, did research, and made strides in the planning of our AU event on 1 Feb.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State NorthEast Ohio Chapter will have an event featuring author Katherine Stewart with her new book: The Good News Club.
I got up and out of bed to make an Avon Lake Dem strategizing /gossiping mtg at 10 at Caribou.
Back home, it was updating blogs and web sites, including our AL Dems site.
In the afternoon, I rode my stationary bike 60 min for almost 16 miles, while being enlightened by a pair of Great Course lectures.
In the evening, I was off to my first participation in the The Greater Cleveland Writers Meet up Group Monthly Meetup, featuring as a guest Michael Heaton of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, selling his book: “Truth and Justice for Fun and Profit”.
Many knowledgeable people, some good information, and some good readings. I got back in time to do a half hour of my Roseta Stone course, and to watch the new Daily and Colbert shows…