1. My Aunt often sends me inspirational readings and other quotes...today's was a bit different. It's a quote from England's Prime Minister Tony Blair. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America, he said: "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out."
2. The SOB Alliance has quite a buzz going on about Ted Strickland. It appears that the tax forms he recently released show a residence in Columbus - nothing wrong with that. However, if his residence is in Columbus, then his voter registration needs to be Columbus as well. If he voted in a place other than the location of his permanent residence, this would be against Ohio law. So the burning question is: did he vote in Columbiana County in the May primary?
This is very easy to determine - simply check the voter registration at the Columbiana BOE. Personally, I'd have checked that BEFORE making such a big deal out of the issue.
3. The Toledo Artists Club is having a rather unique fundraiser this November. They've invited local "celebrities" to paint a picture, they'll hold a preview in a local gallery and then auction them off in November. I was honored to be one of the "celebrities" even though I have no artistic ability whatsoever. But their idea is to focus on the 'artist in all of us' and they paired us with a REAL artist to do the print.
I painted yesterday, with significant help from Diane Trabbic who is truly gifted. We painted with acrylic and water in a really unique way. I don't want to give away all the goodies on this, and I'll cover it more as we get closer to the unveiling and the auction. But, I had a terrific time and was truly awed that I produced what I did. Now I have to name it...stay tuned!