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sosAssociates.com is an extension of my sos_jr Twitter interests -- taking it beyond the 140 280 characters. Focus areas include:

  • Cleveland and Akron Cultural Events, Art, and Theatre
  • Parks and Trails
  • Cleveland and Akron Tech Meetings, Social Media Events, and Entrepreneur Groups
  • Website Design, Technology, and the Former WebSigCleveland.org

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sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten -- I can't believe this is the TENTH YEAR!!
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten -- I can't believe this is the TENTH YEAR!!

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Ten| My co-writer and wife, Julie Smith, and I started writing our blog posts on March 8, 2012. I can't believe this is my tenth blogiversary for sosAssociates.com!!! While the focus of this blog post has evolved over these ten years, the joy it brings in documenting activities in which I participate has continued!

Cleveland Winter Fun: 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje and 12th Annual Brite Winter #Brite2022
Cleveland Winter Fun: 10th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje and 12th Annual Brite Winter #Brite2022

Cleveland Winter Fun: Kurentovanje and Brite Winter | Saturday, February 26, 2022, a day of outdoor Cleveland winter fun -- Cleveland Kurentovanje and Brite Winter! This year, I attended two events where I joined with other people who laughed at the Cleveland cold by attending outdoor celebrations!

Returning to Cleveland Museum of Art for "Picturing Motherhood Now"
Returning to Cleveland Museum of Art for "Picturing Motherhood Now"

Return to "Picturing Motherhood Now" | This blog post includes our @sos_jr tweets sharing photos from our visit to "Picturing Motherhood Now" on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Stuart enjoyed his return visit, especially since he was joined by Julie, who brought new insight to this exhibition. After our visit to "Picturing Motherhood Now," we saw a display about the Cleveland Museum of Art's "Motherhood Across Time" tour.

#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou
#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou

#NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou | As we have done the past seven years, we invite you to read our #NewYearsDay 2022 #ThankYou blog post in which we thank the many people and organizations that had a positive impact on our lives in 2021. This is our annual greeting as we end 2021 to all who read our blog, wishing you all the best as we begin a new year full of possibilities!

Saturday Night Fun With Creatives -- Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021!
Saturday Night Fun With Creatives -- Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021!

Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021! | The Cleveland Public Library, for their Ninth Annual Maker Faire Cleveland, did the event a little differently than in past years. Instead of just a one-day maker event, they planned family-friendly, free events at library locations across the city for a full week! The week-long maker activities culminated with the Maker Faire Cleveland Showcase 2021 at the Great Lakes Science Center.

Akron Makes 2021 -- Fun Time Learning From Creatives!
Akron Makes 2021 -- Fun Time Learning From Creatives!

Akron Makes 2021: Fun Time Learning From Creatives! | I have enjoyed attending Akron-Summit County Public Library maker events many times over the years. Thankfully, I learned that Akron Makes would be held Saturday, November 13, 2021, when I saw tweets from @AkronLibrary and @Summit_Artspace. If not for these tweets, I would have missed this fun event!

A Marriage of Technology and Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna"
A Marriage of Technology and Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna"

Technology & Ancient Culture: "Revealing Krishna" | This blog post shares what I learned about the Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain exhibition before its opening, and while attending the preview. I also included information about the historical Christmas decorations I saw at the Western Reserve Historical Society's Cleveland History Center while I was in University Circle.

Cleveland Museum of Art "Picturing Motherhood Now" -- Preconception vs. Actuality
Cleveland Museum of Art "Picturing Motherhood Now" -- Preconception vs. Actuality

"Picturing Motherhood Now" Preconception vs. Actuality | I had received an invitation in early October for the Thursday, October 14, 2021, preview of Picturing Motherhood Now, and started reading about and looking at photographs from the exhibition on the Cleveland Museum of Art's website. Based on what I saw, I developed a preconception about the exhibition, which I have to admit was not on target.

FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools
FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools

FRONT Preview: Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools | This blog post shares what I saw at the October 8, 2021, FRONT 2022 Preview Exhibition Opening & Party: "Grand Prototypes, Humble Tools" at Transformer Station, and some of what I learned about next year's FRONT International 2022. The exhibition asks: "How can the everyday processes of artmaking be transformative for artists and their communities? How can art catalyze healing?"

moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park
moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park

moCa -- IngenuityFest -- Euclid Beach Park | This blog post is about the creative and historical events I attended Friday, September 24, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021: moCa Cleveland (Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland), Ingenuity at the Lake, 16th Annual Remembering The Sights & Sounds of Euclid Beach Park.

Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South
Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South

Spur-of-the-Moment Trip South | The purpose of this blog post is to capture the photos we shared on Twitter during our trip south -- Tuesday, September 7, 2021, through Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online!
Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online!

Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 - Online! |  It was known from the very beginning of planning for the eleventh Cleveland GiveCamp in 2021 that flexibility would be needed. Decisions were made early on to ensure a safe event in this time of a once-in-a-century pandemic. Cleveland GiveCamp 2021 Weekend took place September 10-12, 2021.

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