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sosAssociates.com is an extension of my long time social media 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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Blog

Thank You for an Informative 10th Annual Buckeye TrailFest
Thank You for an Informative 10th Annual Buckeye TrailFest

Thanks for an Informative Buckeye TrailFest | I am so glad that I was able to attend the 10th Annual Buckeye TrailFest at Shawnee State Park, August 17-20, 2023. The main purpose of this blog post is to thank the organizers and presenters of the Buckeye TrailFest 2023 for sharing their talents to create a successful event. I am very grateful for all their efforts to make a welcoming and educational event for all attendees.

Summer Vacation 2023: South Haven, Michigan and Merry-Go-Round Museum
Summer Vacation 2023: South Haven, Michigan and Merry-Go-Round Museum

Summer Vacation 2023 | We wanted to share our summer vacation with you, so we created this blog post to capture our experiences in and around South Haven, Michigan, and at the Merry-Go-Round Museum in Sandusky, Ohio.We were very grateful to be able to go on this wonderful vacation after the events that occurred earlier this year.

Community Celebration 2023: Cleveland Foundation New Beginnings
Community Celebration 2023: Cleveland Foundation New Beginnings

Community Celebrates Cleveland Foundation 2023 | A year ago, I learned about the grand opening of the Cleveland Foundation's new headquarters building in 2023. I had learned that the building was going to be much more than the Foundation's home for their staff to work in -- it will also be a resource for the greater community to use! In May 2023, it was announced that Lillian Kuri would be the new leader of the Foundation.

Exploring Our City's Past: Cleveland History Days 2023
Exploring Our City's Past: Cleveland History Days 2023

Cleveland History Days 2023 | With over 50 events happening during Cleveland History Days 2023, I was grateful to the organizations that hosted so many interesting activities. I was so impressed with all that was happening during these 10 days, that I wanted to capture what I could in my blog post. I hope you enjoy the following and share with others.

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part Three: Hospital & Home
My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part Three: Hospital & Home

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part Three | In this third and final blog post about my December 2022 through spring 2023 experiences with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, I share information about my week on the University Hospitals third floor in both the Cardiothoracic ICU, and then the post-surgical telemetry unit. I end the blog post writing about my first week and month at home.

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part Two: Surgery
My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part Two: Surgery

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part 2: Surgery | On April 7, 2023, I had an appointment to choose one of two life-changing procedures to regain the life I had before I started having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy related symptoms approximately four months ago. I was a good candidate for either procedure -- the decision was mine!!

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part One: Diagnosis & Medication
My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part One: Diagnosis & Medication

My Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Part One | As you will read in this blog post about my condition, you will learn that despite having hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, modern medicine does offer hope for getting rid of the debilitating symptoms.

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eleven
sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eleven

sosAssociates.com Blogiversary: Eleven | The focus of my blog posts has evolved over these 11 years since my co-writer and wife, Julie Smith, and I started writing our blog posts on March 8, 2012. I enjoy documenting activities in which I participate, and invite you to read my blog posts that cover topics of interest to you.

Rockin' Science in Cleveland - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2023
Rockin' Science in Cleveland - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2023

Rockin' Science in Cleveland - MLK Day 2023 | We want to share the fun we had on Monday, January 16, 2023, where the "City meets the Lake" (Cleveland's North Coast Harbor) on the day our nation honors the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you to the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for opening their doors admission-free to the public on this special day!

Belated New Year Thank Yous & 2022 Reflections
Belated New Year Thank Yous & 2022 Reflections

Belated New Year Thank Yous & 2022 Reflections | I want to now share some of my adventures and activities from this past year, and state how I appreciate those people/organizations that enriched my life in 2022. I am also using the blog post to honor my dad, Stuart O. Smith, Sr., and express how grateful I am to have had a great deal of quality time with him this past year.

Edgewater Park Sewer Tour
Edgewater Park Sewer Tour

Edgewater Park Sewer Tour | Thank you to The City Club and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) for the Tuesday, October 11, 2022, "... unique tour inside NEORSD’s sewer system at Edgewater Beach." This blog post is about the sewer tour, along with additional information about NEORSD and its water outfall near Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach.

Back Again - Enjoying Creativity at IngenuityFest 2022
Back Again - Enjoying Creativity at IngenuityFest 2022

Back Again - Enjoying Creativity at IngenuityFest 2022 | I was so impressed with IngenuityFest 2022! One of the highlights, in addition to the incredible displays and performances, was reconnecting with people that I have not seen in person the last few years. It has been a difficult time for many people, and I am grateful to the artists who are IngenuityFest, and the sponsors that support their work.