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Yrjönkadun and Other Words Nobody Can Spell

This morning I tried to wake up a little early so that I could do some more sea-watching from the boat before we made landfall.  We were losing an hour so I spent waaaaaay too long trying to figure out when that meant I should set my alarm for and finally settled on the wrong time only to wake up naturally anyway.   1,690 more words

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Jean Shepherd, The Pupa Stage, and The Itchy House

“At fourteen you are made of cellophane. You curl easily and everyone can see through you.”

That’s a quote from Jean Shepherd’s vivid, funny and sad short story of an adolescent moment of truth, called “The Endless Streetcar Ride into the Night, and the Tinfoil Noose.” 50 more words

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More than 50,000 Rode Cincinnati Streetcar

More than 50,000 people rode the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar line during its opening weekend of Sept. 9-11.

The system recorded 50,646 passenger trips with rides over 3.6-mile line being free.  80 more words

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Cincinnati Opens its Streetcar Line

Although he once sought to kill it, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley was among the dignitaries who participated last Friday in a grand opening ceremony for the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar line. 176 more words

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Never thought I would be posting this one but here I am. I could not keep it out of my head after having a small chat about Montreal streetcars. 262 more words


Cows, pigs, chickens & Harry

Before Harry Stilson was a streetcar driver, he was a farmer. I have his journals from the late 1800s that include details, everything from seed purchases to his code for wind direction and weather. 582 more words

Cincinnati Streetcar Service Begins Today

The Cincinnati streetcar system, now known as the Cincinnati Bell Connector, will begin revenue service today (Aug. 9, 2016).

Actually, no revenue will be collected as passengers will ride for free during the first weekend of operation. 93 more words

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