Welcome to sosAssociates.com - - Promoting the Cleveland and Akron Areas, and More!

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

Six Days: Ten Cleveland Metroparks and Orienteering in Geauga Park District
Six Days: Ten Cleveland Metroparks and Orienteering in Geauga Park District

Six Days: Ten CLE Metroparks & Orienteering | This year, I decided to do something different, and complete the Trail Challenge in one week. I picked the first full week of February to hike "... in 10 different Cleveland Metroparks reservations ..." In total, I hiked five days on 14 trails in ten reservations. I also attended a Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club event at Geauga Park District's The West Woods.

My HCM Part Five - Recovery: A Snowy Interview with Spectrum News 1
My HCM Part Five - Recovery: A Snowy Interview with Spectrum News 1

Recovery: Snowy Interview with Spectrum News 1 | This, my fifth HCM blog post, is about my being interviewed on January 22, 2024, by Spectrum News 1 reporter Kimberly Perez. It is a continuation of the last HCM recovery blog post, and a result of my cardiologist, Eiran Gorodeski MD, MPH, recommending that I share my story on television. I refer to this as my second "recovery" blog post of my HCM series.

Celebrating Weird & Wonderful Art: Maelstrom Collaborative Arts' Saturnalia 2024
Celebrating Weird & Wonderful Art: Maelstrom Collaborative Arts' Saturnalia 2024

Maelstrom Collaborative Arts' Saturnalia 2024 | I decided to write this blog post to thank the leadership of Maelstrom Collaborative Arts. I support what Maelstrom Collaborative Arts has created, and I was impressed by the friendliness of everyone at Saturnalia 2024. I hope this blog post encourages you to learn more about Maelstrom Collaborative Arts and to partake in some of their entertainment!

DigitalC's Launch Party: Committing to Cleveland's Digitally Equitable Future
DigitalC's Launch Party: Committing to Cleveland's Digitally Equitable Future

DigitalC: Commit to Digitally Equitable Future | I was fortunate to be able to attend the DigitalC Citywide Network Launch Party. It is my hope that this blog post encourages you to join the people who attended the launch event in making the commitment to support the DigitalC mission.

My HCM Part Four: Recovery & A.T. Hike Featured on WKYC TV-3
My HCM Part Four: Recovery & A.T. Hike Featured on WKYC TV-3

Recovery & A.T. Hike Featured on WKYC TV-3 | My cardiologist, Eiran Gorodeski MD, MPH, recommended I share my story with others on television. I met with TV-3 Reporter Lindsay Buckingham on December 5, 2023, at a special location. In this recovery blog post, I will share an update on the great progress I have made since my open-heart surgery on April 27, 2023

PechaKucha Night Cleveland: Untold Lakefront Stories & Announcement of Lakefront's Future
PechaKucha Night Cleveland: Untold Lakefront Stories & Announcement of Lakefront's Future

PechaKucha CLE: Lakefront Stories & Future | This unique PechaKucha Night Cleveland dealt with the important work of first looking at the lakefront's history and then making plans to improve the City of Cleveland's waterfront. I hope to look back at this blog post in future years after the Cleveland’s North Coast Master Plan project is completed and I am standing on the lakeshore enjoying the new lakefront of Cleveland.

2023 Twitterversary Canceled - Twitter Bird Killed by Its Owner
2023 Twitterversary Canceled - Twitter Bird Killed by Its Owner

Twitterversary Canceled - Twitter Bird Killed | Starting in 2010, I would annually announce/celebrate my Twitterversary in October. This year, with the owner of Twitter deciding to kill off the Twitter bird, and my being barred from using Twitter in any productive way, my Twitterversary is canceled for 2023. For me, the Twitter that I had known and found useful is now gone.

Norman Rockwell Museum - Amazing Original Art
Norman Rockwell Museum - Amazing Original Art

Norman Rockwell Museum - Amazing Original Art | The first time I visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, I thought I knew Norman Rockwell's artwork, but as I wrote in my thru-hike journal, seeing this original artwork was nothing less than amazing!! Every time I have visited the Norman Rockwell Museum, I have learned and seen something new. I hope this blog post encourages you to visit the museum.

Grateful for IngenuityFest 2023: Biologies & Geologies
Grateful for IngenuityFest 2023: Biologies & Geologies

IngenuityFest 2023: Biologies & Geologies | I want to publicly express here how grateful I am to Ingenuity Cleveland leadership and their community partners for this year's gathering of creative people in Cleveland. My family enjoyed exploring the artistically lit caverns of Ingenuity Cleveland's 300,000-square-foot Hamilton Collaborative, and talking to people at the community organization booths.

34th Annual Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival
34th Annual Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival

34th Annual CMA Chalk Festival | I am so glad I was able to attend the 34th Annual Cleveland Museum of Art Chalk Festival on Sunday, September 17, 2023 -- my 11th year taking photos and videos of the event. I hope you enjoy what I put together to capture the artwork and the atmosphere of the event.

A Passion for the Future: NASA Aeronautics
A Passion for the Future: NASA Aeronautics

A Passion for the Future: NASA Aeronautics | Thank you, NASA Glenn Research Center, for the NASA Aviation Day which was a free, public event that took place on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at the Cleveland IX Center. I enjoyed talking to NASA Aeronautics staff members. They shared their knowledge about new technology developments with great passion.

77th Annual Cleveland One World Day - Record Attendance in 2023
77th Annual Cleveland One World Day - Record Attendance in 2023

77th Annual One World Day - Record Attendance | Thank you, Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation leadership, for contributing your time & talent to make One World Day 2023 a grand success! Not only did you break a record for the number of Parade of Flags participants, but the NEO community came together to support your vision of "peace through mutual understanding" with a record number of attendees!