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6:15 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: April 15 - 21, 2014

Credit Julie Kertesz / Flickr Creative Commons

The first seasons of the year are already gone now, bloodroot season, violet cress season, twinleaf season, snowdrop season, snow trillium season, so many more seasons. I've only watched a few of them, and I am wondering about what I've missed. They are fragments of a story, the meaning of which has always set me wondering.

I wonder about the meaning of the seasons of the landscape because I am wondering about my own seasons and what they mean. I watch them, and I am in suspense because I don't know exactly how they will turn out.

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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Ohio Same-Sex Couples Will Still File Taxes Separately - For Now

Nicole Yorksmith (left) holds her son while standing with her partner, Pam Yorksmith. They were among four legally married couples who filed a federal civil rights lawsuit seeking to compel Ohio to recognize same-sex marriages on birth certificates.
Credit Al Behrman / AP

A federal judge has ruled that Ohio will have to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states, and there are lots of legal implications to recognizing these out-of-state marriages. The ruling concerns birth certificates for the children of four gay couples, but marriage law can also touch on adoption, health care, and, of course, taxes.

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Music
8:14 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Blues Views: Eric Jerardi's Everybody's Waiting

Artist: Eric Jerardi
Album: Everybody's Waiting

I've been following this guy's career since he first picked up a guitar, granted that's an oft used journalistic ploy, and it's usually fabricated. In this particular application, it couldn't be truer. If I dwell to deeply on it, I start to feel a bit aged.  One very significant aspect of this Blues magic that guitarist extraordinaire Eric Jerardi weaves so well is its/his sense of timelessness.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 14, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Every Now and Then."

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Around the Miami Valley
3:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Local Runner Shares Boston Marathon Bombing Experience

The Wedderburn family of Xenia
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

It’s the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Over a dozen runners from the Miami Valley will participate in this year’s race, which will take place next week. Leslie Wedderburn from Xenia is one of them.

Wedderburn had always wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. She loves to run and had done some shorter races before in preparation. Last year's event would be her first full marathon.

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