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Author Archives: Peter Comings

Manners in the age of Twitter … Yes, we can have them

Taking a page from our Insights section, I noticed a story coming about an April 21 Victorian tea event sponsored by the Bay Village Historical Society, and checked my reaction about halfway through. It is entirely wonderful that the society puts on the event and that the education provided allowed a glimpse into manners pre-digital [...]

It’s a battle for impressions in Rocky River levy loss

When Rocky River school board Finance Committee Chairman Scott Swartz said recently that “the deficit might not be so bad at the end of 2013,” the single clap of thunder was that of operating levy opponents smacking their hands together. That sound you just heard was the sound of a point being made. The district [...]

What to do about school funding, part x

Rocky River had been a bastion of support for school operating levies. The district’s decades-long record of levy passage came to an end March 6 and so the question is, what now? In Rocky River, the answer is fairly immediate and obvious as administrators look to cut $1.5 million from their budget, $4.5 million over [...]

Comings to the world’s financial markets: Speculate this

When gas prices went up 20 cents in a day two weeks ago, I got to thinking. I thought to myself, “Self, why do I think about it?” I commute 25 miles to work, that would be the first reason. The second is that every one of my writers also commutes. That’s an occupational hazard [...]

 

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