Monday, February 1, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

On Vacation

Currently on vacation in Northern Michigan. I'm writing, relaxing and returning soon with stories of Cincinnati history, fast food nostalgia, forgotten airports, suburbia, Dayton and men in prison. In the meantime, here's what the top end of the "Lower Peninsula" looks like:

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Saw The Streetcar For The First Time



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Back in November, the first of Cincinnati's five streetcars was delivered. Since then, the second has arrived with the rest of the fleet heading here via Spain and Elmira, New York. The vehicles and system are currently undergoing an extensive, federally mandated testing process with the full system slated to open in September. Recently, I finally crossed paths with one of the trains while it was testing.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Book Signing At Joseph-Beth Rookwood




I'll be hosting a discussion and book signing for Fading Ads of Cincinnati next week at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the Rookwood Pavillion.

Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati's fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship. Wall dogs like sign artist Gus Holthaus left their marks on the city. A sign for the Beehive, the club and restaurant at the top of the arena, reminds residents of Cincinnati's pro hockey team, the Stingers. Join author and photographer Ronny Salerno for a tour of Cincinnati's vanishing signs and their intriguing history.

When: January 13th, 7:00 PM
Where: 2692 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

QC/D Year in Review: 2015





To quote NPR's Ira Glass: "a few quick notes before we start..."

...I know a lot of people may just skip the text and scroll through the photos, so I want to get the main message out before I start with the photographs: Thank you.

Thank you to QC/D's readers, contributors and followers. Thank you to friends, family, coworkers and the folks who remember my coffee order. I appreciate all the support you've given me not just in this past year, but always. It means more than you know.

And to quote Ira again: "Ok, here's the show:"