Time Travel, Obamacare & Triple Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: Listening to Local Voices
See what the bloggers on Mentor Patch had on their mind this week
1. There is no truer version of baseball, no purer distillation of the sport, than the kids' summer league.
It has no prolonged contract negotiations, no steroid scandals. What it has is a bunch of children playing the game of baseball and loving it.
If you like baseball, then you'll love following Mentor Patch blogger Sterrin Kraska.
In Kraska's latest post, she talks about how the Mentor teams did at the recent Mayfield Heights tournament.
2. Want a suggestion for a good movie to watch this weekend?
Trust Pratik Patel, Cedar Lee Theater's resident cinematic connoisseur.
His latest favorite: Safety Not Guaranteed, the comedy-suspense-thriller starring Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza and The New Girl's Jake Johnson.
The two, along with Karan Soni, are magazine writers working on a story about a man who claims to be able to time travel.
Patel gives it two thumbs up; and, if he had more hands, he would give more thumbs. Ready why.
3. Can't makes heads or tails of the 2,700-page conversation killer that is the Affordable Care Act (sometimes known as ObamaCare.)
Patch blogger Patrick Giusto does his best to distill the law into layman's terms.
And before you write many angry comments, you should know that, yes, Patrick would likely self-identify as a liberal.
4. Meanwhile, Patch blogger Kathleen O'Brien Wilhelm is tired of government entitlement funds.
And before you write many angry comments, you should know that, yes, Kathleen would likely self-identify as a conservative.
5. I don't usually go for oatmeal cookies. I think the "oatmeal" part ruins the cookie.
(I think additives like oatmeal and raisins dilute the awesomeness of a cookie. If you want something healthy, eat an apple. If you want a cookie, go quadruple chocolate and wash it down with a glass of whole milk.)
I mean, triple chocolate anything sounds delicious. If you offered me triple chocolate death, I'd probably eat it.
As long as it doesn't have raisins.