Thanks, Humans of Youngstown

This fine young man goes to the school I sub at

This fine young man goes to the school where I sub

Youngstown has been a place with a bad reputation for many years. So it was great to learn about this group on facebook called Humans of Youngstown. The point of their page is to feature pictures of people who have been stopped on the streets of downtown Youngstown, OH, and who’ve been asked questions not about things like politics or the economy, but about themselves.

The reason I first looked was because I recognized this mug as a student – and friend – who I work with where I substitute teach in Youngstown. We were working on his snare drum skills just yesterday! Continue reading

Memorial Day in Boardman, OH. Awesome

Some cool dogs. I don't know them, but they are cool.

Some cool dogs. I don’t know them, but they are pretty cool.

Not much writing from me today.  These picture are from the Memorial Day Parade in Boardman, Ohio.  The parades in towns (I was going to put “small” towns, but Boardman is one of the largest in Ohio) don’t have all the flash of those in major cities.  But, we get to see people we know.  Lots of them.

The one waving is Asia. She is from our church.

The one waving is Asia. She is from our church.

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