Reflect

Perspectives on life, work, fun, family and community in Akron

Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles: The Bottom

by Marc Lee Shannon The Bottom.  The moment that is the moment. The Bottom is a tough topic for me and others like me, because it usually involves recalling the kind of black-and-white, unforgettable ugl...

Reflect | Lighting a New Fire

by Arrye Rosser In early 2017, students from Akron, Cleveland, and Kent contributed their ideas for how Northeast Ohio could celebrate the Cuyahoga River’s renewal 50 years after the infamous 1969 fire. “We...

Trouble With Old People | All My Lies Have Come True

by Steve Van Auken When I was a kid I lived among grown-ups who had been raised by wolves in Siberia. At least it seemed that way from the stories they told about how hard their winters used to be.   ...

Growing golden lemons can chase away the winter blahs

by Alissa Danckaert Skovira When the last leaf falls, a familiar dread sets in. It starts in November, a month full of grim memories for me — memories of gazing out at the barren, dark world from my mom...