Friday, June 30

Sobering. I am standing at the window on the ninth floor of an office building in Downtown Cleveland, looking south on East Ninth to St. John's Cathedral. I am looking at rows of police motorcycles and police cars impeccably parked. I am looking at a young woman who is now a widow. A few days ago, a 32-year old Cleveland cop was shot point blank in the face as he approached a car he had pulled over. Along with his wife, this policeman leaves three children ages five, four and two. People, wake up. Life is short. We don't know what can happen. Enjoy each other. Enjoy life. Take time to look for double rainbows.

Wednesday, June 28

It's quite exciting... we have several great new artists booked for exhibition. Stay tuned: we'll be posting a new gallery just about every week.
Wouldn't it be great if some of this stuff actually happened?

Tuesday, June 27

"Most community is a cultural stockade erected against a common enemy that can take many forms." --John Perry Barlow

Monday, June 26

This is too easy... I mean, you just can't make up stuff like this. This single event could generate enough material to keep Michael Moore, Adbusters, and little ol' Opensewer busy for years.

Sunday, June 25

Okay, so we're food snobs, we admit it. But here's another good reason to avoid fast food joints.

Thursday, June 22

OS6: the packets have left the building. Midwest, you'll get them in about 1 day; East Coast, 2-3; West Coast, 3-4; Canada, we're lookin' at a week here. If you haven't requested a packet and want one, you'd better tell us right away...

Wednesday, June 21

Tomatoes. I want to throw tomatoes. Tomatoes that are old and smooshy. And I want to throw them at all the careless drivers who have no consideration for pedestrians in downtown Cleveland, and downtowns everywhere. The ones who sit there like panting dogs, waiting to turn right-on-red. The ones who salivate as they wait for that quick squeeze before the crossing pedestrians near the turn-lane. I am angry. Yesterday, a bus driver (who probably is a good person) ran over two pedestrians who clearly had the walk sign. The 40-foot-long bus dragged the women 17 feet before it stopped. See "Horror on W. 3rd". They are both in critical condition, one with a severed leg. We are impatient. We have to get there NOW! Pedestrians of the world, unite! It's time to take back our streets. Are we still in preschool? Do we need the assistance of crossing guards? We've obviously forgotten all that we learned in kindergarten...

Tuesday, June 20

Ah, yes. "Human" nature puts its best foot forward once again. Remember, everyone... Intelligence is what separates us from the animals.

Saturday, June 17

All of the readings for OS Gathering No. 6 have now been announced. Send us your physical mailing address if you want to receive a packet. We'll be mailing them early next week.

Friday, June 16

Latest news of our SF pioneers: Scott and Megan still have not found an apartment.

Monday, June 12

New Art: Photographer Eric Rippert uses miniatures to create beautiful, mysterious, compelling scenes.

Thursday, June 8

Scott and Megan: Godspeed. We'll really miss seeing you around Cleveland.

Wednesday, June 7

An experience today has convinced me that the world is controlled by followers. More on this later.

Tuesday, June 6

I have seen it all now. A "downtown professional" BARGAINING with a man with no legs, in a wheelchair, over the price of a $3 beautiful long-stemmed rose...

Sunday, June 4

I'm here now. Stay tuned.
We have launched a message board. Let's get some good discussion going. Perhaps we can achieve the same great debate and sense of community that have grown as a result of the IRL Opensewer Gatherings.
Reading material for OS Gathering No. 6 has been posted.