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.
Sunday, June 18
There's girlhero, and then there's the girl who is a hero.
This Father's Day, remember... Shopping Is A Feeling!
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
Monday, June 12
New Art: Photographer Eric Rippert uses miniatures to create beautiful, mysterious, compelling scenes.
Saturday, June 10
Wow. Opensewer was Cool Site of The Day yesterday. Spanky.
Thursday, June 8
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...
Monday, June 5
I have seen the enemy, and it is mini-storage.
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.
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