Murphy-Cam Blog

Do Dogs Have A Sense Of Humor?
April 3, 2019

I have been thinking about the question, do dogs have a sense of humor? In musing about this topic, it occurs to me that they must. Or at least, they certainly have personality. And just like people, each one is unique. Case in point, this lovable hound will do anything for attention. That includes making faces if that’s what it takes. I will leave you with this picture of Murphy laughing, to get you over the hump this week. Wishing you a...

What Kind Of People?
April 2, 2019

Murphy and I spend much time on the Purple People Bridge. It is a quick walk to all the amenities at Newport On The Levee. But of all the times we have traveled that road, the question begs, What Kind Of People? Murphy says he has never seen or smelled any purple folks on the bridge, so why is it called that? Formally known as the Newport Southbank Bridge, this former railroad bridge opened in 1872. After years of neglect, it was restored in 2001,...

Half Day Cafe
March 30, 2019

The Half Day Cafe in Cincinnati on Wyoming Ave, serves a lovely vegetarian friendly meal in Picturesque Wyoming. Not vegetarian? Not to worry. The goetta hash and applewood smoked bacon are great, but the star? Ginger Broiled Grapefruit! Yes, you read me right. A half grapefruit covered in a ginger sugar concoction, then off to the broiler. There are many other creative dishes on the menu as well. So if you have the chance, make your way over, but...

Boys Of Summer
March 30, 2019

Our Cincinnati Reds take the field for the 150th season as the boys of summer herald the Great American Pastime. The smell of popcorn, hotdogs, and freshly mown grass stir long forgotten memories. A bat cracks. A foul ball into deep right field. Gloved youth vie for bragging rights, and an autograph if they hang out after the game. Steeped in a century and a half of tradition, The Game, passed down from father to son, grandmother to...

Opening Day Cincinnati
March 28, 2019

One benefit of being the oldest team in Major League Baseball is kicking off the season with Opening Day in Cincinnati! Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus Making our rounds this morning we discovered our bronze statue of Cincinnatus, bedecked with an appropriately sized Reds ball cap. The Roman statesman, for whom the city was named, was born around 519 bce. He served the fledgling Roman Empire from 460 to 439. Opening Day The day will include a...

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