Find joy

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 23:52.

Only a few more weeks to go Cleveland.  We can do it!

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Season of madness... creativity to come

This year's Case Western Reserve Distinguished Lecture explored creativity and madness, March 18, presenting best-selling author and psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison in a very thorough, expert analysis of the associations of manic depressive disorders and creativity. An observation is that it should be no surprise there are many creative and depressed people here, as the two have associations. A further association is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is connected to depression, and is caused by lack of sun, which is commonplace in NEO for much of Fall, Winter and Spring. Knowing all this, NEO should be especially expert at treating manic depression, unipolar depression, and SAD, and should focus on nurturing peak creativity from everyone during the brief, bright, sunny times of the year.

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Southern Exposures

During those brief, halcyon days, when we are all at peace with ourselves--we should be able to find warm, inviting public spaces along our sunny, southern city exposures--to bask in the happy glow together.

Find love

  "If you find something you love, buy it and support the artists."
This month's Cleveland Magazine is dead-on in their appreciation for Cleveland bloggers, who make a difference.  The Rock Hall should hire this guy.

I am not sure whether Cleveland Magazine has found Lou Muenz, yet.  If not, here's a clue.

Scoring more great local art...

We just got a really cool work from the CIA Student Independent Exhibition for my parents' birthday, and the price was too low. That show is gone... try again next year! Or, find another great local arts show and buy local art! Always the best buy in REALNEO!

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Find Happiness

Get away from the computer :)



Rite 2 Xpress MEdia Camp
Rite 2 Xpress MEdia Camp: March 22, 2008 - April 12, 2008
Youth ages 12 - 18: Discover the voice that lives in you as you create a multi-media event using new technology, your artwork, and dances you create. Your work will be presented at Tri-C JazzFest to 2000 youth!

The crew: Filmmaker Robert Banks; Dancer/Choreographers Colleen Clark & Chloe Hopson; Technology Guru Benjamin Gunter; Visual Artist Richard Howell; and learn to make hot, good food (that you get to eat!) with Carrie Wert.

MARCH 22: 2PM - 7PM! MEdia Camp Kick Off Event! Free Raffle; Film Screening; Line Dancing. Learn more about MEdia Camp, meet the crew, be fed--body and soul. Camp Youth and your parents are welcome. Registration info. Bring a poem to share, a piece of art, or an idea--or share what you are thankful for. RSVP at (216) 721-1055.

camp meeting times:
  • Saturday, March 22: 2:00PM - 7:00PM
  • Monday, March 24: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, March 25: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, March 26: 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday, March 27: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Friday, March 28: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday, March 29: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday, April 5: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saturday, April 12: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Johnny Mango

Monday, March 24th - Click here for a Johnny Mango coupon and Eat @ Johnny Mango from 11 am - 11 pm and 20% of your sales will benefit Passport Project. Valid at 3120 Bridge Avenue, Ohio City - 216.575.1919 -

save the date
  Parade the Circle Camp; The 4 year anniversary party of the Global Community Arts Center--June 21; Global Journey Peace and Computer Camp; Digital Music Camp! ...and so much more!
  Vibrations Series! April 7, 2008 7:30PM -
Yuganaut: invovative jazz group, tours in support of "This Musicship" on ESP-Disk:
 Stephen Rush (Fender Rhodes, MiniMoog, trombone, toys and effects)
 Tom Abbs (bass, tuba, violin, cello, percussion)
 Geoff Mann (drums, mbira, cornet, mandolin)

With a global outlook, Yuganaut draws influence from Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra, as well as European Free music, Indian Classical Music and Western European Classical Music.

below you will find songs from artists who have performed at our center. click on a link and get a taste of the music that comes through our doors.
artist title track
Yuganaut Stimulus
Yuganaut Channeling
Tom Abbs Whacked In The Head
Carlos Jones Been Through So Much Together
Passport Project's mission is to provide exciting educational experiences that build community through the arts, encourage respect for diversity and rejection of racism and negative bias, and inspire a passion for learning and the global community.
Passport Project does multicultural programs and residencies at schools, at its Global Community Arts Center, and for the community to further this mission. Passport Project does diversity training in the corporate setting.
Passport Project is a 501 (c) 3, non-profit organization that has been planting seeds of peace and acceptance since 1998.

I was about ready to sign up...

This sounds great and I love the folks I know who are involved... I was going to sign up and then realized it is for young folks. I wonder if I may stop by and do a write up... sounds like a great training ground for REALNEO new economy entrepreneurs... perhaps we can find some more young members and tech help?

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  (Update--Don't buy the $10.00 camera--the drivers don't work--no doubt, the reason they are selling for $10.00--call me a sucker...)

 I had a nice inaugural bike ride through the 'hood and Treadway Creek Trail and rewarded myself by warming up next to the wood-burning stove at Zeleznik's.  Thanks Peggy for firing up the grill.  The fish, suds and company were much appreciated! 

Peggy has to have shoulder surgery, so visit her after she recuperates in 4-6 weeks.  Which is just about the time to hit the Towpath and Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad with the kids.
BTW--If you are ageless (and Norm--you are), then I am sure that Passport Project's age category applies to you and all the kids at heart.

Tar Beach

  Last week, we read Faith Ringgold's brilliant Tar Beach and I was startled at the end of the book.  The second graders broke out in applause. 

Faith Ringgold would have loved that moment.  The kids know that you can take a lot from them, but you can not take away the stars and their ability to fly.


  The BBC asks the question "Are you Happy?"

I scored a 1

I woke up today thinking about the PD's fucked up celebration of lead poisoning and their low-class Sherwin Williams and Jones Day ass-kissing and their corporate role in the destruction of all civilization, and the 1,000s of children being lead poisoned here each day, and how shitty the world has become under the pathetic self-centered stewardship of many generations of less-than-worthless humans... what possible right does any human over the age of 12 have to be happy with what we have done in our lifetimes? Fuck happy - get pissed off!

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Beautiful family

  Lead or no lead--you have a beautiful family and people who appreciate all you do to make us see the good and bad in NEO.   I saw another city dad with his daughter yesterday and I thought she turned out pretty, smart and cool, despite growing on city soil.