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Memoirs of a Toledo Childhood: Hand-me-downs

My parents’ house payment was $52 a month back in the '50s. We had nothing, and there were no extras; we had one pair...

Revolutionary Acts: Coffee and Community

Since the revolutionary act of throwing British tea overboard, we have had a complex connection to coffee. Coffeehouses have been the place of egalitarian...

Suburban Comforts

The weather had been hot for the last four days. Sun-blistering heat had hit the Midwest without warning, averaging a ruthless 104 degrees Fahrenheit....

Memoirs of a Toledo Childhood: Paper Deliveries

Every day after school I would ride my bike to the Blade station at Carlton and Spencer Street. I learned the art of pitching...

Finding a Midstory in Environmental Crisis: The Toledo Plastics Project

Everyone now knows that there is an island of plastic sitting in the middle of the ocean, and, most recently, that companies like Starbucks...

Memoirs of a Toledo Childhood: “Someday I Will Own It”

In 1977, I bought my dream house at 2210 Robinwood Avenue in the Historic Old West End. I first spotted this home when I...

(Re)claiming Toledo Legacies: SSOE and Post-Industry Innovation

The Toledo we know today was made in industry and manufacturing; WWII and the subsequent economic boom made Midwestern city centers the iconic American...

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