A Little More on Pokemon Go and Tamir Rice

Two weeks ago an article started making the social media rounds in Cleveland and beyond -- a Belt article, about the curious online text that marked the west-side gazebo where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed in 2014.

2016-08-03T08:27:00+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|

Among the Alt-Racists

I’m eating an Isaly’s chipped chopped ham sandwich on a bench outside a convenience store in Pittsburgh. A racist sits across from me. We are both from the Midwest, yet thousands of miles distant in terms of worldview.

2016-07-29T16:50:24+00:00 July 29th, 2016|

Counting the Hours, Waiting to Exhale

Old Stone Church, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. A banner on the front door reads, “Exhale Love!” Exhale. But not yet. Old Stone Church, 10:15 a.m. Thursday. It feels as though the entire city is waiting, holding its breath.

2016-07-22T00:43:30+00:00 July 21st, 2016|

You’ll Never Vote Alone

I arrived in Cleveland convinced the RNC would be the death of me. There is not a drop of hyperbole in this statement. And it’s true what they say: when people think they’re close to death, they do crazy things.

2016-07-23T10:13:24+00:00 July 21st, 2016|