The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

2 October 2003

Lake-effect snow job

What with my side careers in wholesale soft drinks and well thermometers going nowhere, it's probably time for me to get out of Cleveland once and for all.

No, I didn't know I was there either.

Posted at 6:29 AM to Blogorrhea


Looks like you have fans up there.

Posted by: McGehee at 6:38 PM on 3 October 2003

Ceiling fans, I hope.

Actually, I've managed to route three successive World Tours through Cleveland; it's a fascinating place with a serious edifice complex. (The city seems persuaded that if they build it, we will come; there's some spectacular architecture on top of their Rust Belt infrastructure.) Like many older American cities, it's hemorrhaging population — down by half from its 20th-century peak, it's now technically smaller than Oklahoma City, fercrissake — but I remain sort of fond of the place.

Note: I have never been there in the winter.

Posted by: CGHill at 10:19 PM on 3 October 2003