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Future Blooms

Inspired Cinicinnati has a profile of Future Blooms, a project of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, in today's edition of the Cincinnati Enquirier. Future Blooms is charged with beautifying abandoned buildings along Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine district by painting storefronts and other designs on the shuttered buildings. They have beautified more than 500 buildings.

The cleaned-up buildings have a positive impact on crime and pollution in the neighborhoods. Cincinnati police officer Tim Eppstein says,

It says somebody cares. It is not just paint, it shows progress. It shows a future. People are less likely to commit a crime on a block that is getting better.

It seems a red-letter day for friends and family of the blog. Katie of Future Blooms is significant other to son #1 of Chili Dog, and I am witness to her great work-product. She has obvious and abundant artistic creativity. If it were me, this is how I'd handle it.

Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis

Toledo, Ohio

Husband, Father, Neighbor, Friend, Acquaintance, That One Guy, Attorney and owner of Buckeye Payroll Services, a payroll processing firm.

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