Newest Import. Not long ago, we noted the apparent importation of the horribly mis-named ritual called "honor killings." Now, we seem to be importing soccer hooliganism from England. What's next--female genital mutilation?
'Swept With a Wave of Nostalgia and Longing.' My friend Maria Stewart experiences a wave of nostalgia for her former students. This will sound quite familiar to anyone who's taught and/or mentored folks over a long period. The only difference: most people can't articulate these feelings quite as well as Maria. Earlier, we brought you her excellent eyewitness report on the Nieman narrative writing conference.
Nudie Foodies. Sorry, we couldn't help ourselves. Please, people: at least bring a towel to sit on!
Is NorTech a Goner? Here's one more sign that the region's technology council, NorTech, may be on its way to being retired soon. It's once-ballyhooed website for gathering all the tech job openings in one place has been folded into the state of Ohio's general online job site, where the tech jobs will be all but lost in a sea of too many jobs and three million online resumes. That seems like a fairly obvious indicator of what lies ahead.