Dec 8 2011

Charles Brush Arc Lamp


Brush Arc Lamp

Today’s Photo: Charles Brush Arc Lamp

Today’s Photo is of a replica Arc Lamp like Charles Brush used in an early application on Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 29, 1879. For more info on one of Cleveland’s most famous inventors please visit:

Today’s Quote: “Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec 7 2011

The Cleveland Masonic Temple


Cleveland Masonic Hall

Today’s Photo: The Cleveland Masonic Temple

From the Cleveland Historical site:

“The Masonic Temple and Performing Arts Center at 3615 Euclid Avenue was completed in 1921. The original plans for a high-rise office building addition to the temple, however, were never implemented. The Masonic Auditorium was home to the Cleveland Orchestra for ten years prior to the opening of Severance Hall in 1931, and it continued to be used as the setting for most of the orchestra’s recordings long thereafter as a result of its fine acoustics. The building also is home to the Cleveland Masonic Library and Museum, as well as budding arts groups like: Dancing Wheels (a wheelchair ballet group), RED: An Orchestra (an avant-garde ensemble) and The Singing
Angels (a youth choir)”.

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Today’s Quote: “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” –  Winston Churchill

Dec 6 2011

Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University


Peter B lewis building


Today’s Photo: Peter B. Lewis Building at Case Western Reserve University

From the CWRU website:

“Dedicated in 2002, the Peter B. Lewis Building is home to the Weatherhead School of Management. Named in honor of lead donor Peter B. Lewis, chairman of the Progressive Corporation, and designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry, the building is the most advanced management school facility in the world and reflects Weatherhead’s international reputation for innovative management education.”

“The Weatherhead School of Management is different from other business schools. We are bold in our ideas, creative in our approach, and adaptive in our interactions within a changing business environment. We’ve enhanced traditional management education by integrating the fundamentals of business with ideas and practices that change individuals, organizations, and societies. Our graduates are ready to add immediate value to their organizations, their communities, and the world.

On Case Western Reserve University’s campus, located at the heart of University Circle, students find themselves in one of the densest concentrations of educational, scientific, medical and cultural institutions in the United States. Weatherhead’s neighbors include the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and University Hospitals.”

For more information please visit:

Today’s Quote:

“Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dec 5 2011

Squires Castle


Squires Castle

Today’s Photo: Squires Castle

Squires Castle was built in the 1890s by Feargus B. Squire (a founder of Standard Oil Company) for use as the gatekeeper’s house for his future country estate, which was never built. He purchased 525 acres of land but never completed the project. Squire sold the property in 1922 and the Cleveland Metroparks acquired it in 1925. Today Squire’s Castle is open to the public free-of-admission.

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Today’s Quote:

“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains” – Thomas Jefferson

Dec 2 2011

Winter on Lake Erie


frozen lake erie

Today’s Photo: Winter on Lake Erie

This photo was taken on Whiskey Island in Cleveland last winter. It was so cold that I couldn’t stand outside for more than few minutes at a time. In the background you can see a ship making its way towards the mouth of the Cuyahoga.

Quote: Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude – Thomas Jefferson