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At the same time, this downtime provides an opportunity to selfreflect and assess where we are in our lives and our relationships. We are poised to run a marathon, but we don’t know what the topography of the racecourse will be AND we also don’t know the distance of the race. Despite these challenges, we are confident that we will persevere. Print publishing has faced threats and financial crisis many times before, but we’ve always been able to thrive and survive. Adaptation is in our blood, and the Toledo City Paper exists for times like this. We’re betting our future on you, our loyal readers, and we remain optimistic. Content delivery City Paper staff have been continuously uploading content on our website and social media platforms, reaching a great number of visitors with really unbelievable increases in first-time visitors (almost 30,000 NEW visitors this week). Our staff has embraced the opportunity to remain helpful and informative and relevant. We have reached out to restaurants and parks and others to update our fans on what is going on in those areas and we have had tremendous feedback from those entities about how we are connecting our community, a demonstration that our mission is working, DESPITE THE VIRUS. Distribution For obvious reasons, we are unable to deliver our papers at many locations. We are still dropping printed copies at a limited number of locations and we are receiving assistance from restaurant pickup locations and delivery services to carry more printed copies to you as well. We are delivering our digital edition to our email subscriber list of 75,000 addresses along with an additional 50,000 targeted email addresses, the online edition can be accessed anytime at toledocitypaper.com as well. We are recording podcasts with Toledo area community members/ leaders (including elected officials, restaurateurs, clergy and business owners) soliciting their advice, concerns, lessons learned and ideas on how to move through this. The podcasts are a new online feature, with a good response both from listeners and from interviewees, thankful for the chance to share their thoughts.
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“The truth is that protecting people and protecting the economy are not mutually exclusive. In fact, one depends on the other. We save our economy by first saving lives. And we have to do it in that order.” Governor Mike DeWine, via Twitter, on Tuesday, March 24.
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We’ve already talked to Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz about the irony of social distancing enhancing a sense of shared struggle, Rosie’s Italian Grille owner Phil Barone about perspectiveshifting insights over a morning espresso, and how Barry Bagels owner Mark Greenblatt has turned to The Three Stooges for levity amid hustling to his business afloat. If you know someone we should interview, connect us. – SF
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This is not the column we were sup We were supposed to have the unofficial results of the Ohio primary election to digest and regurgitate. The race to replace John Tharp as LC Sheriff should have taken several precious column inches. The fate of Toledo’s Issue One should have taken most of the rest. Plus maybe some musings on the rush to replace outgoing LC Dem Party Chair Kurt Young. And then Covid-19 came along and stole our precious thunder. Primary? Postponed until at least sometime in June. New Dem Party Chair? On hold until at least sometime in July. What’s a lonely and quarantined political column to do?
Writing about the virus seems too obvious, and too facile. So here goes. Stay at home, if you can, or if the mass layoff at your gig of choice forces you to stay home. Fine. Social distance, cough into your elbow, wash your hands, don’t touch your face. Great. Slowing the spread of the virus makes good sense from a public health perspective. Cool heads have prevailed to help phase in the proper response. Still, mass layoffs at bars and restaurants due to their forced closures are rough. Especially for the local places we love so much. These places generally have thin margins in good times. Their very existence is now being threatened. The workers who live paycheck to paycheck, that is to say, most of ‘em, face eviction, default on loans and credit cards, and the inability to buy basic necessities. When will it get back to normal? No one can say. No sick days, no paid time off, no savings. An uncertain and perilous future, left to the vagaries of a community which cares but is also devastated. A social safety-net infrastructure not designed to catch so many, so fast. And, hard as it is to believe, that’s not the worst of it.
The privations of the Great Recession are not that far in the rear view mirror. It was only a bit over a decade ago that the local economy went into the loo,
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where it stayed for years. The major employers were facing bankruptcy, and the City budget was tanked. The last few years of economic growth have brought about a T-Town turnaround. Unemployment has been low, albeit in some cases because folks are working multiple jobs to get by. Downtown has been rejuvenated. City coffers have been as fat as ever before. We have chronicled the Wade administration’s response to such good financial times. Spend, spend, and consider spending some more. We’re livin’ high on the hog, let the good times roll! In the blink of a virus gone viral, all that is now gone. As businesses shutter, unemployment is expected to explode into the double digits faster than you can say coronavirus. The City’s main source of general fund income, income tax revenue, will dry up faster than you can say social distancing. And the city budget, hamstrung by what in recent days can be viewed as profligate spending, has nowhere to go but sideways. The crash, we predict, will be fast as the budget tanks, and will reverberate throughout T-Town. Even if Issue One eventually passes, with its increased taxes, the promised panacea will never materialize. If Issue One doesn’t pass, hoo-boy, we in trouble. And the County and the State of Ohio will be in the same fiscal boat, as sales taxes will plummet with business closures and “stay at home” orders. That’s not to mention what might happen to city services as essential city employees get sick. Back to the City budget. By Charter, Toledo City Council had until March thirty-one to act. But Council passed the City’s twenty twenty budget in early March in order to account for Issue One. That was just before the bottom started to fall out. The budget was predicated upon a continued growth in tax revenue. The Council and, in fairness, no one else, foresaw the mass layoffs and dwindling revenue now staring us in the face. It’s here. Let’s hope the powers dat be are working fast and furious to ameliorate the coming fiscal cliff. Otherwise, stop the train, please, we wanna get off.
CITY SIDE HeForShe in Toledo
Gender inequality is more than just a “women’s issue,” rather it is a human rights issue, which affects and concerns everyone, regardless of gender. That sentiment is the central idea behind HeForShe, an international UN campaign for solidarity that began in 2014. Women of Toledo (WOT), an area advocacy group which also launched that year, is also focused on encouraging women’s economic empowerment. Nina Corder, managing director and one of the founders of WOT, was selected as a UN Champion for Change in 2016. She began to bring UN Women empowerment programs to Toledo— including HeForShe. “I was working with United Nations Women, with a focal point in New York City, to really create and do advocacy here locally for women’s economic empowerment. That is one of Women of Toledo’s flagship programs, that we still do today,” Corder said.
Needing everyone involved
What is HeForShe? Simply put, it’s about getting men and boys involved in the fight for equality. Initiated by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the movement aims to educate men on the struggle to empower women in the workplace, in government and in all aspects of life. The program was launched with a speech by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson in September of 2014. “I am reaching out to you because I need your help,” Watson said in her speech. “We want to end gender inequality— and to do that we need everyone to be involved.” “Men [are] half the population of the world, so we have to learn how to work together,” Corder said.
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Nina Corder, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz and Women of Toledo President Michelle Ansara at a Women of Toledo event. The goal of Women of Toledo is to get prominent men in the Toledo area to lend their name to the HeForShe campaign, not only creating a visible force for gender equality, but inspiring men to listen and understand the plight of women in society. Corder introduced the area HeForShe campaign during a Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) Power Luncheon held in 2018. The first person that she signed-up was Toledo City Councilperson Nick Komives. “It’s rallying men, trying to create an awareness that, ‘Hey, come and join this, come and join our ally-ship,’” Corder said. “And then, let’s figure out how to do better at this in Toledo.”
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The program got off to a slow start, Corder admits. Only two men signed up
in 2018, and only about a dozen men attended the WEE Power Luncheons. It can be hard to galvanize people to attach their name to a cause, even if it’s one most claim to believe in. “What the advocacy means is, we want men to be able to come to women’s stuff,” Corder said with a laugh. “What it means is that you come and join the conversation. You don’t get to talk, you need to listen to another woman, to hear our story, our challenges, on trying to break the glass.” A prominent Toledo voice, Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, has joined the movement, explaining that the mission of HeForShe is one that truly resonates with him. The majority senior staff positions at the Mayor’s office are held by women. “I just wanted to hire the best people. As it turned out, the best people
were almost exclusively women. And it’s been a wonderful dynamic up here in the mayor’s office. We have literally 90% of the most senior and the most powerful positions in city government are headed by women,” Kapszukiewicz said.
Corder said that Toledo’s HeForShe has gained traction in the past year, ending 2019 with roughly 50 Toledo men having joined up. She wants to see those numbers expand even further, of course, but most of all she’d like for more men to attend WEE Luncheons and learn stories they may not have stopped and listened to before. “We want men to come and listen to what women have to say. Listen to understand, not to reply,” Corder said.
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What’s one key leadership lesson you’ve learned along the way? Good communication is a key component
of leadership. It’s easier to communicate with people and to achieve success if you treat people in the way that they want to be treated. We all have different motivations and personalities, and if you can pick up on those needs in others and address them, then your leadership will be more effective. How do you achieve work-life balance? When I’m not working, you’ll find me running, reading, cooking, or spending time with family and friends. My husband and I are fully supportive of each other’s careers, and we share in household chores and errands so that we have time to enjoy our weekends and time together. What gender-specific assumptions do you encounter, and how do you respond to them?
When telling anyone I was in dental school, or that I am in dentistry, it is often assumed that I am a hygienist. Previously, dentistry was more of a male-dominated field, while hygienists were primarily female. I take the opportunity to raise awareness about this misinterpretation, more and more females are now in the field, as half of my graduating class were women!
Tamara D. Willingham-Rapp 120 W. Dudley St., Maumee. 419-345-4996. TamaraTCM.com What I do: I practice Traditional Chinese
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What’s your mantra? Don’t be food for
What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? Not everyone
practicing acupuncture has the same training. In the State of Ohio, doctors and chiropractors can practice acupuncture with weekend courses and little to no training. They are not required to take the national boards, be certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine) or be
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licensed by the medical board in acupuncture. Physical therapists practice “dry needling” with limited training as well. I’m addressing this by educating the public, urging everyone to make sure their acupuncturist is properly trained. People can look for “L.Ac” or “Dipl. O.M.” after a practitioner’s name and check their credentials at https://www.nccaom.org/. In Ohio, they can also look on the eLicense site to see what kind of acupuncture license practitioners hold. Someone who only took a brief course will be listed as having an “Acupuncture Certificate” instead of a full acupuncture license. What’s one key leadership lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Stability is everything.
What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) in the early stages of your career?
When I went off to Seattle for my training, I gave up pretty much everything I had for the chance to start Tamara TCM Wellness Clinic. What are some traits you think great leaders possess? Integrity and
Health Foods by Claudia Claudia David-Roscoe, owner 3904 Secor Rd., 419-474-2400. healthfoodsbyclaudia.com What do you do? At Health Foods by Claudia, we help empower individuals opening their hearts to learning positive approaches for their health needs. With over 45 years of personal experience and celebrating our 30th year in business this year, we are proud and grateful to guide our customers with first-hand experience, knowledge and care. What’s one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves? Do they believe in what
they are creating? Are they willing to commit their time, money and energy growing their vision? Do they understand the business side? Knowing the numbers, margins, etc. is important because you can have a great vision, but if you can’t pay your bills, it’s difficult to stay creative.
What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? Mass market-
ing and the internet selling “natural” products for financial gain without any education about the products is a significant challenge. There is misinformation on the internet about supplements, and general confusion on what natural and healthy really means. The natural products movement began in the United States in the early 1900s through thousands of small health food stores, and because of them, our
knowledge about herbs, homeopathy, vitamins and minerals remains today. They were dedicated to sharing information with those that wanted to learn and who were committed to collectively fight unjust legislation that would have interfered with our rights to access supplements. Still, because they stood together, they passed an important law that protects our access to supplements and the information to go with them, and it remains today. I am eternally grateful to have learned first-hand from many loving, dedicated people that taught the principles of healing, with purpose and from a place of heartfelt experience. It’s easy to order stuff off the internet, but supplements without understanding how they work are spending money on a product rather than gaining knowledge for good health, so it’s wise to receive guidance from the people and the businesses that have knowledge through experience and the heart to guide you properly.
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What’s one key leadership lesson you’ve learned along the way? Build a network of close peers and men-
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Dermatology Associates/Ada Aesthetics Sarah C. Stierman, M.D. Perrysburg: 12780 Roachton Rd. Sylvania: 7640 W. Sylvania Ave. 419-870-0777. daohio.com What do you do? I am a double board-
certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. I am a partner/co-owner at Dermatology Associates/Ada Aesthetics with locations in Perrysburg and Sylvania.
How do you achieve work-life balance?
Schedule it! It sounds boring and robotic, but I schedule workouts, date nights, lunches with friends, time with my kids, etc. If you don't make time for it, then it doesn't happen. What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) in the early stages of your career? My life is a study in
delayed gratification; when childhood friends and classmates were settling down or traveling the globe, I worked tirelessly to study, learn, and finally build the kind of work environment that would help me (and everyone around me) thrive. I have the best job ever— it's my calling, passion, and a career that I wouldn't trade for anything. How has your industry changed for women since you first got your start?
As of 2019, women now make up the majority of students enrolled in medical school (50.5% women versus 49.4% men) in the U.S. This is history in the What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you ad- making! dressing them? Fair and affordable access to medicines is a serious challenge, and this reality of a situation makes it difficult Responding to the crisis for me to help patients. At Dermatology Dr. Christy Lorton and Dr. Sarah Stierman doAssociates, we work as a team to coordinate nated care, and several of our full-time medical Personal Protective Equipment (surgical masks coordinators cut through red tape as much and gloves) to St. Luke’s Hospital, which is facas possible so that patient care is always our ing a dire shortage of medical safety gear. In addition, in an effort to control the spread of the first priority. What are some traits you think great leaders possess? Emotional
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How do you stay motivated?
I believe that the guest deserves the best that we can give, so I am motivated to provide them with a memorable experience so that they are excited to return.
if you stay your course and follow your heart, then it will be so worth it. What’s one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves?
“Are you all in?” This concept can be difficult to grasp, at first, but, “all in” is necessary in order to really make it work.
What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) in the early stages of your career? I have sacrificed way beyond
What are some traits you think great leaders possess? The ability what I ever expected that I would…
to follow their instincts and to remember that being a leader is very different from and much more effective than being a boss.
early on and still, now. What I do is my passion, and it requires continual study, practice, and consistency to grow a business. I love what I do, and it requires a lot of a person to do something well.
What’s one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves? “Do you truly love what
you do?” If so, then your success will show. Who do you admire? I admire my mom and dad, who both worked in the restaurant industry. My mom led with heart, and my dad led with a fearless passion that he passed on to me. I give the best of what I do
every day, and there is no room for subpar— only for what’s extraordinary. What are some traits you think great leaders possess?
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Ohio Living Swan Creek Tiffany Sutton, Director of Human Resources 5916 Cresthaven Lane, 419.865.4445. ohioliving.org/communities/ ohio-living-swan-creek What’s one thing every professional woman should remember? I have always tried to
make a difference in the lives around me and believe that every professional woman should always remember their personal impact on their industry of choice. I am a better, more effective leader when positivity among staff and residents stems throughout my organization. It is important to keep a smile on your face without fearing to show emotion.
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What’s one key leadership lesson you’ve learned along the way? I have had to learn how
to be supportive to others without someone taking advantage of me. Also, it has been important to realize that, sometimes, people do not need my assistance, even though I feel a need to help. In creating a welcoming work environment for my staff, I hope that they know that they can come to me for guidance during difficult situations. Additionally, I have learned patience, remaining calm in challenging circumstances. In order to run a successful business, it is crucial to present a caring nature with every scenario. What gender-specific assumptions do you encounter, and how do you respond to them?
Early in my career, some people communicated that they could not see me in a disciplinary role or leading staff because I was a young woman, and I have struggled to be taken seriously over the years. However, throughout my career, I’ve learned that my sensitive approach is what makes me good at my job— always listening and taking into consideration the other person’s feelings.
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place… Stand in it… Own it… Don’t apologize for it.
What advice would you give to another woman entering your industry? Always keep
a Northern Star. So many times, in healthcare leadership, there are multiple, conflicting agendas. It is easy to get caught up in the flurry of the moment. If you always keep your Northern Star or guiding philosophy at the forefront, then you will be able to make the best decisions in each moment. Generally, do you think there is a difference between how men and women lead? While
I don’t necessarily think that gender makes for differences in leadership, I do believe that life experiences influence a leadership style, based on results. For many years, society has relied on the perception of power as a primary indicator for what consti-
tutes leadership, which, historically, has not been a familiar seat for many women, therefore positioning an advantage for men. Now, I see a society that responds less to preconceived notions of power and more to a person’s ability to influence others— a skill that women have had to rely on in the past. Today, women can focus their attention and use these honed abilities to develop relationships and build trust among peers, which, I believe, exemplifies great leadership. Who do you most admire? I admire those individuals who have faced an insurmountable amount of multi-generational oppression but still find it in themselves to treat others with kindness, which is a beautiful testament to the human spirit— choosing love instead of hate.
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Atlas Bridal Shop Jeanne Fairchild, owner and manager 4895 Monroe St, 419-474-9119. atlasbridalshop.com What do you do? I lead a team of women who celebrate and serve our customers. What’s one thing every professional woman should remember? Take the time
to take care of yourself! I need to remind myself of this idea more often. What advice would you give to another woman entering your industry? Competition-wise, things are very
different since I started in this business more than 30 years ago, when my only competition was other locally-owned bridal shops. Now, there are national chains, as well as heavy online competition. In such an environment, it would be difficult to start from scratch. What’s your mantra? Treat others in the way that you would like to be treated. How do you stay motivated? Every day, I am motivated to go into work, which comes naturally to me. Each day is different, and there are new challenges, customers and goals to meet.
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What is your mantra? I trust
what I know is best for me, and when faced with daily challenges, I rely on my past experiences to guide me in making good choices and decisions.
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What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? Cousino’s
Steakhouse has survived three generations of ownership throughout 75 years of business. With each new generation, we have maintained the consistency of our sizzling steaks and famous casserole potatoes. With so many available options for dining out, it is important for us to give our guests a consistent experience— whether their last visit was 50 years ago or yesterday. Who do you most admire? I have been very blessed to work with many long-term employees who have been with us for as long as 40-plus years. Our staff is comprised of single parents who support their families, cancer survivors, recovering addicts, and college students. They all sacrifice time spent with loved-ones to work during holidays, weekends and extra shifts when needed— without complaints. I admire my team and their commitment and I consider them all family.
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My son Cory is the third generation of ownership at Cousino’s, and I want for him to carry on the Cousino’s family traditions that his grandfather Earl and father, Tom, have passed down. I stay motivated knowing that what I strive towards will eventually be my legacy, which may possibly be passed down to a fourthgeneration— my granddaughter Naomi.
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want this, and what am I willing to give up in order to achieve my goal?"
What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) in the early stages of your career? Starting and
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operating a winery/restaurant took much time away from my family and home— a sacrifice I knew that I would have to make during the early stages of starting our business.
We (my husband and I) have tried to do our best to include our children in various aspects of our business, having them help out wherever they can… Sometimes, they enjoy it, and sometimes, not! How do you stay motivated?
My team and our customers are my motivation. There's nothing more motivating than watching your employee grow and become a leader or have one of your customers tell you how much they love coming to your place. Who do you most admire?
My father. When I was growing up, he worked multiple jobs to make sure our family was supported. His love and dedication to our family is still apparent to this day through his support and willingness to help out anytime we need it.
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Ye Olde Durty Bird Sisters Linda Ball and Julie Ketterman, owners 2 S. Saint Clair St., 419-243-2473. yeoldedurtybird.com What's one thing every professional woman should remember? It is a level playing
field out there… and how you play the game is what makes the difference.
What is one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves? “Are you ready for
How do you achieve worklife balance? It helps to have a
supportive family and great staff in order to balance work-life challenges. What's one key leadership lesson you've learned along the way? Treat everyone in the
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How do you stay motivated?
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Erika & Vickie, owners 144 N. Superior St., 419-725-0444. www.registrybistro.com What do you do? Vickie and Erika (mother-anddaughter duo): We own and
operate Registry Bistro, a casual, yet elegant, restaurant in downtown Toledo that focuses on modern Midwestern cuisine. Vickie is a front-of-the-house and business manager, while Erika is the creative and chef. What is one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves? Vickie: “Am I willing to dedicate
unlimited hours of my time for the long-term, to ensure that this business venture is successful?” As business owners, we must choose to work more hours per week than the people who we employ. Repayment for this commitment will not necessarily be reflected in the www.toledocitypaper.com
paycheck but in the ongoing success of the business. How has your industry changed for women since you first got your start? Erika: When I first started cooking 20-ish years ago, the professional kitchen was male-dominated. In culinary school, it was the same scenario, where “girls bake and men cook,” and I was one of a small handful of women in my graduating class. Ten years later, the landscape changed, which was reflective of our industry. We are seeing more women chefs in high-profile roles with well-deserved accolades, leading a new generation of cooks and aspiring chefs.
10 years in a row!
How do you stay motivated? Vickie and Erika: We’re lucky,
in that we motivate each other. We support each other. When one of us gets into a slump, the other is there to redirect and get the other back on track. We keep each other focused on what lies ahead.
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What’s your mantra? Treat your
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What have you sacrificed (both personally and professionally) in the early stages of your career? Sleep.
How has your industry changed for women since you first got your start? My craft beer
career is fairly young, and although many people think that the profession is predominantly male, there are many women paving the way, as the craft beer industry continues to expand throughout the country. What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? Many
employees in my industry are young, and/or students working towards another career. Therefore, it is often difficult for them to find motivation for long-term goals within the business. For me, it’s essential to first explain our mission, teach good work habits, and then, most importantly, lead by example.
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Sew-N-Such Mary Cianci, owner 1242 W Sylvania Ave., 419-478-5455. sew-n-such.com What do you do? Sew, fix, repair,
alter, listen— every garment that comes in has a story.
What advice would you give to another woman entering your industry? Be
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remember to not limit themselves to societal norms. It’s okay to stand out, speak out, and make waves. Challenge the status quo, and as long as we’re doing things for the right reasons, success will come in some way, shape, or form. What’s your mantra? Ask for what you want, and be prepared to get it.
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What’s one thing every professional woman should remember?
What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them?
Leah: Trust yourself, recognize when you have something to learn, embrace disappointments, and give yourself permission to be wrong.
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How do you achieve work-life balance? Jennifer: I believe that achieving a
work-life balance is impossible, it’s always a tipping scale. Sometimes, work needs more of your attention, and sometimes, it’s life that needs
industry is one of the fastest growing industries, it is a challenge to find qualified salon and spa employees to provide quality professional services because there aren’t enough people choosing to go to school for cosmetology. Another challenge is the threat of deregulation, pertaining to licenses. The average consumer doesn’t value
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the education behind the services that we perform, despite the fact that we work in direct contact with a guest’s skin— using chemicals, sharp objects, and irons that can potentially cause a great deal of harm if one is without proper training— not to mention the extensive sanitation practices that we must understand and employ to protect the public and ourselves. With regard to concerns about deregulation, we reach out to our elected officials to make them aware of our position. This action is a regular part of what we do to protect our beloved industry.
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What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? Oftentimes, people
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Who do you most admire? Oprah Winfrey! I
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Libbey Outlet Stores Holly J. Egan, manager 205 S. Erie St., 419-254-5000. retail.libbey.com What do you do? I lead in
operations with the people of the Libbey Factory Outlet stores in Toledo, OH and Shreveport, LA. I’m responsible for developing and executing business strategy among my teams through sales, marketing, and customer satisfaction.
What’s one thing every professional woman should remember? How to say, “No,” and
being okay with it.
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love it and it’s my purpose or because I feel as though I have to?” What’s your mantra? Hard work does pay off.
What are some traits you think great leaders possess?
A great leader should be a good listener, lead by example, possess strong integrity, communicate clearly, be encouraging, and recognize achievements. What’s one key leadership lesson you’ve learned along the way? Be the leader you
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What’s one thing every entrepreneur should ask themselves? “Are you crazy!?” If the answer is, “yes,” then you should be an
What gender-specific assumptions do you encounter, and how do you respond to them? I think that there are gender-specific concerns
regarding my age, and concerning my industry, some people perceive me to be young, as a woman owning her own business. I just smile and think to myself, “Wow, that person has a lot of self-growth to do!” What challenges do you face in your industry, and how are you addressing them? We have to remember our worth and how hard we
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Area restaurants offering carry-out, curbside, delivery, and more!
n Sunday, March 15, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has issued a Director’s Order closing all bars and restaurants to in-house patrons. Fortunately, that closure only applies to dine-in. Carry-out and delivery are still available, and many restaurants are taking advantage of the option— even adding curbside pickup, special discounts, family meals and more creative options to their lineup. Here are some of the restaurants that are offering carry-out, delivery, curbside pick-up and more.
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6064 Monroe St., Sylvania. 419-882-6014. Ciaorestaurant.com • Carry-out • Curbside • Delivery through DoorDash • Available from 4-8pm daily. The lowdown: Ciao!’s limited menu features some of its most popular classic country Italian cuisines, and some select Chop House menu items are also available. As a bonus, kids can eat free— you can get one free kid’s meal with the purchase of one adult entree. The highlight: The new Date Night Dinner for Two special, available for carry-out and delivery, offers three courses and a bottle of wine for $59.95.
3550 Executive Pkwy., 419-469-8965. toledo.thecasualpint.com • Carry-out • Online ordering • Noon-8pm daily. The lowdown: Fill your growlers and crowlers and pick up bottles and cans at this craft beer lover’s paradise. The highlight: The Casual Pint’s kitchen also boasts a hearty menu of curious bar fare.
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Various locations. barrybagels.com • Carry-out • Curbside • FREE Delivery through DoorDash • Online ordering
2 S. St. Clair St., 419-243-2473. yeoldedurtybird.com • Carry-out • Curbside • Available from 11am-8pm daily
The lowdown: Order the full menu— including bulk meats and cheeses and bagels by the dozen. The highlight: Up to two kids eat free when a parent purchases any regular sandwich and a drink.
The lowdown: A full menu of gastropub favorites, plus bottled and canned beer available to-go! The highlight: Daily specials— like $1 beers, free lunchtime delivery, and $5 quarts of soup— keep things interesting. Follow facebook.com/ durtybirdtoledo for updates.
Souk Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar 139 S. Huron. 567-777-7685. soukkitchenbar.com • Carry-out • Curbside • Online ordering
The lowdown: Beer, wine, and a limited menu of Inspired Mediterranean cuisine from Chef Moussa Sallouk. Kafka eggrolls, anyone? The highlight: Two dinners for $30 is a frequent and exciting special.
Sports Eateries: Six locations, visit sidelinessportseatery.com Sidelines Italian: 734-568-6055. Smokehouse 734: 734-224-7056. smokehouse734.com • Carry-out • Curbside • Delivery • Online ordering The lowdown: A full menu of pub fare, Italian and BBQ from all of the Sidelines restaurants, plus sixpacks of beer, wine and more. The highlight: Convenience. Sidelines has six Sports Eateries locations around town, plus two specialty restaurants, so distance won’t stop you from getting great food.
Whiskey & The Wolf
The lowdown: Slow-roasted prime beef, a cult-favorite crispy chicken thigh sandwich, and elevated bar food. The highlight: During Lent, pick up perch sandwiches and Guinness-battered cod.
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Mancys.com Italian Grill: 5453 Monroe St., 419-882-9229. facebook.com/mancysitaliangrill The Bottle Shop at Mancy’s: 5453 Monroe St., 419-824-2463. facebook.com/bottleshopmig Steakhouse: 953 Phillips Ave., 419-476-4154. facebook.com/MancysSteakhouse Shorty’s True American Roadhouse: 5111 Monroe St., 419-841-9505. facebook.com/ShortysToledo • Carry-out • Curbside
The lowdown: Grab truly creative homemade cuisine from this quirky downtown Toledo cafe. As a bonus, you can build your own six-pack and filler a grower to-go. The highlight: Comfort food at it’s most comfy— it’s perfect for uncertain times like this.
The lowdown: Signature Family Style Meals, lunch specials, box lunches, beer and wine are available seven days a week at select Mancy’s Restaurants, with each offering fantastic specials and to-go options of their own. Check the Facebook pages, which are updated regularly with information about creative options. The highlight: Fresh meal kits! Avoid the grocery store and pick up everything you need— including high-quality ingredients and chef instructions— to make a great meal at home.
608 Adams St., 419-214-1819. theadamsstcafe.com • Carry-out • Curbside • Delivery • Online ordering • Available from 11am-6pm, Monday-Friday.
Zaza Wood-Fired Pizza & Mediterranean Cuisine
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Faced with possible cancellation of the 58th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival organizers instead decided to offer a free live stream of the film entries. While festivals across the country are postponing or canceling scheduled events, AAFF Director Leslie Raymond found streaming to be the best solution. “We did explore options of canceling the festival entirely and rescheduling. We just don’t have the resources available to hold the 58th AAFF (at a later date) while planning for next year’s 59th AAFF at the same time,” Raymond says. “Even though we are 58 years old, we are a tiny organization with a team of three full-time employees, a festival assistant, and a crew of interns. Once we tie up loose ends after the festival week concludes, it takes us the whole year to put the next festival together.” The 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival will screen via Vimeo March 24-29, along with moderated Q&A sessions between the filmmakers and audience. The full schedule can be found here. Jurors deciding on $22,500 worth of awards will still view films to determine the winners, keeping in concert with the usual process.
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Though not screening films in a theater setting will be a big change for the AAFF, the oldest independent film festival in North American, Raymond views this resourceful way of maintaining the festival’s momentum as bringing new viewers the opportunity to enjoy the cinema experience. “With our USA Today win for the second year in a row (for Best North American Film Festival), my sense is that our name is out there,” Raymond
says. “So people are familiar with us from that, and if they see that we’re doing an online streaming, they are likely to check it out.”
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Attending the AAFF this year will be less like “going to the Cineplex, and more like going to an art museum,” Raymond explains. The Festival, comprised of experimental independent films, added a blog that discusses what to expect — “The Ann Arbor Film Festival First-Timer’s Guide” — on their website. If you go in ready to question and analyze, you’re doing it right; if you begin your viewing the way you would a summer blockbuster, you’re doing it wrong. And now is a great time for a week of intellectually stimulating films. The AAFF received 3,500 entries, and those screened at the Festival are chosen for diversity and contemporary subject matter, as well as aesthetics and technique which set them above the rest. No film lover, expert or novice, will be disappointed with the selection. The organizers couldn’t bring themselves to throw that all away. “Our commitment to the filmmakers, the art of moving images and to our audience is too strong,” Raymond explains. “The filmmakers deserve to have their work seen by an audience as well as by the jurors considering the awards. In this time of quarantine lockdown, people are in the perfect position to take in the best moving image art of our time.” To check out the film lineup and read more about The Ann Arbor Film Festival, visit aafilmfest.org
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Staying Inspired (and Distracted) Entertainment recommendations from the TCP Staff
Self-isolation has proved the importance of the arts— we need entertainment more than ever. Here are some of the TV shows, podcasts, books and movies that are keeping the Toledo City Paper entertained.
Robin Armstrong, accounting:
When I’m not working on my house, I’m watching the series Outlander on Netflix.
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Erin Holden, writer
TV: I finally started watching You on Netflix. I think it’s pretty clever because it takes a lot of the creepy things that nice guys do in romantic comedies and sort of says, hey, you know who else does that kind of thing? Murderers. YouTube channel: I’m obsessed with The Take for pop culture commentary. Podcast: By The Book. The two hosts live by different self-help books and talk about their experiences. It’s hilarious and I want to be friends with them. Movie: Peanut Butter Falcon. It’s about a guy with Down syndrome who escapes a nursing home to pursue a wrestling career. So sweet and funny. Book: Irresistible by Adam Alter, about technology addiction.
Kelli Miller, designer:
I’m watching a lot of dumb Netflix game shows like The Circle and Love Is Blind, and the usual horror stuff. Speaking of which, Shudder is giving a free month with the promo code: SHUTIN. I’d highly recommend the Horror Noir documentary on there about the history of Black people in the horror industry, it’s great. As well as the new Creepshow series, it stays pretty try to the originals, if you’re into that sort of thing. Books: I just started this sci-fi book called The Possessions. And podcasts: Timesuck, Scared to Death, both with comedian Dan Cummins are my definite favorites, and some 2 bears 1 cave, with Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer. That one is just silly.
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I have been binging 30 Rock on Hulu and watching Clone Wars on Disney Plus. There are a couple of apps called Hoopla and Libby that lets you read books from the library if you have a library card and there are a bunch of audiobooks on there as well. I just listened to The Night Circus, read by Jim Dale, which was a good one. As for podcasts, I really like The Last Podcast on the Left, which is about all things horror— real and fake.
On Writing Well by William Zinsser, because I’m always seeking improvement. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, a heartbreakingly beautiful book about mourning. “It was, in fact, the ordinary nature of everything preceding the event that prevented me from truly believing it had happened, absorbing it, incorporating it, getting past it. I recognize now there was nothing unusual in this: confronted with sudden disaster we all focus on how unremarkable the circumstances were in which the unthinkable occurred, the clear blue sky from which the plane fell, the routine errand that ended on the shoulder with the car in flames, the swings were the children were playing as usual when the rattlesnake struck from the ivy.” A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe. First published in 1722, this eyewitness account of the 1665 bubonic plague in London is chilling and detailed.
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I am thoroughly enjoying the time to read (and reread) things that are not related to work. My quarantine reading list: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond, a timely analysis of how the critical role of how geography defines our past, present and future.
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau, because I need to get back to basics and find peace and meaning in solitude. “I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” Moby Dick by Herman Melville, because I need to get comfortable with the limits of knowledge and the deceptive nature of fate. “I try all things, I achieve what I can.”
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Toledo According To Reem Subei By Sean Nestor
You may be hearing a lot this year about Reem Subei. She’s a civil rights attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equity (ABLE) who is running for state senate in District 2, which encompasses most of Toledo’s suburbs. Despite the delay of the Ohio primary election until June 2, mandated by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, the City Paper recently sat down with Reem to figure out what makes her tick. We are pleased to share the highlights of that conversation here. What motivated you to become a community advocate? One of my mom’s friends was a victim of domestic violence. She came over one day when I was young, and I heard them talking about her abusive partner; she had filed a report with the prosecutor and was waiting for the prosecution to happen. Well, she came back a couple of weeks later, and she was crying, saying that the prosecutor chose to let him off the hook. When I heard that woman’s story, I felt really powerless. I swore to myself that when I grew up, I would be able to do something for women like her. I was always kind of an organizer. I organized my classmates to object whenever something wasn’t right at school, and I organized my siblings to protest our parents when we wanted something to go differently. How have your experiences as a civil rights attorney shaped your political outlook? After graduating from law school at the University of Toledo, I took a job at a civil rights organization working on employment discrimination and discrimination
against students of color in schools. I also worked as a guardian ad litem and a mediator in juvenile court. That experience was one of the most important experiences of my life because as a guardian ad litem I was responsible for writing a report to the magistrate recommending where a child (or children) will spend the rest of their lives. It’s a huge responsibility.
Years lived in Toledo: I’m going to leave this blank because I think we should ask people where they are now, not how long they have been here. That’s what welcoming is about
When I started working at ABLE, my first project was on lead poisoning and the harm that comes upon children in poverty who are living in lead-poisoned homes when the state fails to ensure that those children are protected. Part of my work now is to write legislation for community organizations that want to pass ordinances at the city level, as well as bringing comments and complaints about the laws before the state on behalf of my clients.
Occupation: Civil Rights Attorney My story, in one sentence: Community One song lyric to describe my ideal self: Do you hear the people sing?/Singing a song of angry men?/It is the music of a people/Who will not be slaves again What I’m doing, and what I want to achieve: I’m advocating justice and equality and aspire to build a movement around justice and equality for all. If I could change one thing about Toledo: The centralization of power
What motivated you to run for office? I read the laws that are being written and think, who is writing this? What were they thinking? There are so many loopholes, exemptions for people who don’t deserve exemptions, and protections from liability for corporations.
If I knew I could get away with it, I would: walk into a live tv set and sing a song When I’m craving a Reuben sandwich, I go to the Leaf and Seed Cafe The artists and musicians I love: Beethoven, Lupe Fiasco, and Toledoan Isaac Klunk The Toledoan I’ve met in passing that I’d love to get coffee with: Lisa Tucker-Gray, Priest at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Often times my clients have asked, “Why is this happening? Why isn’t there a cause of action, why can’t we be awarded damages?” And I would have to say, well, I didn’t write the law. And that became extremely frustrating. If elected, you’d be serving as a freshman legislator in a minority party. How would get good laws passed given those disadvantages? My campaign isn’t only about passing legislation; it’s about organizing people and bringing their voices into the senate. And change isn’t just about passing laws - laws are important, but they have to be supported by the people. What do you say to a skeptic who thinks things are going well here in Ohio? Ohio is leading the way in depths
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The Toledoan I most admire: Eugenio Mollo; his kindness, compassion, and dedication to uplifting everyone is an inspiration My favorite local people to follow on social media are: @toledofamous and @Cala_Verita @EmmaHendersonTV @Lizskalka @goldenrulemack
of despair. It’s leading in opiate addiction deaths. It’s leading the way in infant mortality rates. It is also leading the way in gerrymandering and disenfranchisement of voters and corporations buying elected officials, which is why we don’t see change. It is not leading the way in education or economic growth or public transit or environmental protections or lake preservation.
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Why should voters vote for you? We need change, and I bring a new perspective to the table. I bring the perspective of working families and community groups, the perspective of people of color and women. For more information on Reem Subei, visit reemsubei.com or facebook.com/ReemForOhio.
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AHH Across 1. The top (appropriately) 5. Who said â€œHell is full of musical amateursâ€? 9. Spamâ€™s content 13. Steal 14. Two-time Grammy-winning gospel singer ___ Kelly 15. Vâ€™s meaning 16. Too big for a small cast 17. Scissors beater 18. Gets paid 19. Spot to put your sword away? 22. Poem that says how awesome you are 24. It makes you you 25. Band from Kyoto 26. Quieted police officers? 32. Suit maker Dupetit 33. Holly plant 34. â€œI canâ€™t believe you typed that!!!â€? 36. Dominate 37. â€œThe Hate U Giveâ€? author ___ Thomas 39. French pen pal 40. Eisenhowerâ€™s bailiwick: Abbr. 41. â€œHave you considered?,â€? initially 42. Team building? 43. Representative who goes, â€œwha?â€?? 47. Portal owned by Verizon 48. Org. collecting money for schools 49. Many moons: Abbr. 50. Slobbish Ledger? 56. Green thumbâ€™s brand 57. ___ Half-Blood (setting for the â€œPercy Jacksonâ€? series) 58. Medium essay, e.g. 61. Prophet of the Old Testament 62. Test that will have a little back and forth 63. Boxerâ€™s meal 64. Elasticity-of-demand subj. 65. Abstainerâ€™s intake 66. Time to start acting
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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Fifteen minutes before the Big Bang occurred, where was the matter that now constitutes your body and my body? And if, as seems to be true, the Big Bang was the beginning of time, what time was it fifteen minutes earlier? Questions like these are crucial for you to ponder in the next two weeks. APRIL FOOL! I lied. The questions I articulated should in fact be very low priority for you. In the immediate future, youâ€™ll be wise to be as concrete and specific and pragmatic as you can possibly be. Focus on up-close personal questions that you can actually solve, not abstract, unsolvable riddles. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A century ago, fiery writer Maxim Gorky and hard-ass Taurus politician Vladimir Lenin were listening to a Beethoven sonata together. â€œI canâ€™t listen to music too often,â€? Lenin told his companion. â€œIt affects your nerves, makes you want to say stupid, nice things.â€? This is crucial advice for you to heed in the coming weeks, Taurus. You need to be as smart and tough as possible, so donâ€™t you dare listen to music. APRIL FOOL! Lenin was half-mistaken, and I half-lied. The fact is, music makes you smarter and nicer, and those will be key assets for you to cultivate in the coming weeks. So yes, do listen to a lot of music. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): By the time he was 55 years old, Gemini author Thomas Hardy had written 18 novels and many poems. His stuff was good enough to win him two separate nominations for a Nobel Prize in Literature. But during the last 32+ years of his life, he never wrote another novel. According to one theory, it was because he was discouraged by the negative reviews he got for his last novel. I suspect you may be at a similar juncture in your life, Gemini. Maybe itâ€™s time to give up on a beloved activity that hasnâ€™t garnered the level of success youâ€™d hoped for. APRIL FOOL! The truth is, it is most definitely NOT time to lose hope and faith. Donâ€™t be like Hardy. Rededicate yourself to your passionate quests. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancerian theologian John Wesley (1703â€“1791) was a Christian who embodied the liberal values that Christ actually taught. He advocated for the abolition of slavery, prison reform, the ordination of women priests, and a vegetarian diet. He gave away a lot of his money and administered many charities. To accomplish his lifeâ€™s work, he traveled 250,000 miles on horseback and preached 40,000 sermons. Letâ€™s make him your role model for the coming weeks. Be inspired by his life as you vividly express your care and compassion. APRIL FOOL! I lied a little bit. Although most of what I just recommended is a good idea, the part about traveling long distances, either on horseback or by other means, is not. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The neurotic but talented French novelist Marcel Proust observed, â€œEverything vital in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded religions and composed our masterpieces.â€? With that in mind, and in accordance with current astrological omens, I urge you to cultivate your own neurotic qualities in their extreme forms of expression during the coming weeks. Youâ€™re due for some major creative breakthroughs. APRIL FOOL! I was kidding. The fact is, you can generate creative breakthroughs in the coming weeks by being poised and composedâ€”not extra neurotic.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your oracle comes from Aries poet Octavio Paz: â€œThe path the ancestors cleared is overgrown, unused. The other path, smooth and broad, is crowded with travelers. It goes nowhere. Thereâ€™s a third path: mine. Before me, no one. Behind me, no one. Alone, I find my way.â€? APRIL FOOL! Although the passage by Octavio Paz is mostly accurate for your destiny during the rest of 2020, itâ€™s off-kilter in one way: Itâ€™s too ponderously serious and melodramatic. You should find a way to carry out its advice with meditative grace and effervescent calm.
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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Virgo author Leon Edel wrote a five-volume biography of renowned author Henry James. In the course of his research, he read 15,000 letters that were written by James. He came to have a profound familiarity with the great man. In accordance with current astrological omens, I recommend that you choose a worthy character about whom you will become equally knowledgeable. APRIL FOOL! I half-lied. Itâ€™s true that now is an excellent time to deepen your understanding of people you care about. But donâ€™t get as obsessed as Edel! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): About 2,000 years ago, a Roman woman named Sulpicia wrote six short love poemsâ€”a total of 40 linesâ€”that are still being analyzed and discussed by literary scholars today. I bring her to your attention because I think that in the next four weeks you, too, could generate a small burst of beauty that will still be appreciated 2,000 years from now. APRIL FOOL! I lied about the â€œsmallâ€? part. The burst of beauty you create in the immediate future could actually be quite large, as well as enduring. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): French poet Louis Aragon (1897â€“1982) was an influential novelist and a pioneer of surrealistic poetry. Much of his writing had a lyrical quality, and many of his poems were set to music. He also had a belligerent streak. Before the publication of one of his books, he announced that he would thrash any writer who dared to review it in print. Success! There were no critical reviews at all. I recommend his approach to you in the coming weeks. Make it impossible for anyone to criticize you. APRIL FOOL! I lied. I would never suggest that you use violence to accomplish your aims. And besides that, the coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to solicit feedback of all varieties, even the critical kind. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): I hesitate to be so blunt, but itâ€™s my duty to report the facts. According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should have as many orgasms as possible in the next 15 days. You need to tap into the transformative psychological power thatâ€™s available through monumental eruptions of pleasure and releases of tension. (P.S. Spiritual orgasms will be just as effective as physical orgasms.) APRIL FOOL! What I just said is true, but I left out an important component of your assignment: Be loving and responsible as you pursue your joyous climaxes, never manipulative or exploitative or insensitive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ancient Greek orator Demosthenes was renowned for his skill at delivering powerful, charismatic speeches. While he was still learning his craft, he resorted to extreme measures to improve. For example, there was a time when he shaved just half of his head. It made him ashamed to go out in public, forcing him to spend all his time indoors practicing his speeches. Would you consider a similar strategy right now? APRIL FOOL! I was just messing with you. Itâ€™s true that the coming weeks will be a good time to minimize your socializing and devote yourself to hard work in behalf of a beloved dream. But shaving half your head isnâ€™t the best way to accomplish that. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The coming weeks will be a favorable time for you to tell as many lies as possible if doing so helps you get what you want. I hereby authorize you to engage in massive deceptions, misrepresentations, and manipulative messages as you seek to impose your will on every flow of events. APRIL FOOL! I lied. In fact, everything I just said was the exact opposite of your actual horoscope, which is as follows: You have a sacred duty to tell more of the truth than you have ever been able to tell before. As you dig deeper to discover more and more of whatâ€™s essential for you to understand and express, dedicate your efforts to the goal of gliding along with the most beautiful and interesting flow you can find.
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