Friday, September 3, 2021

WIRTW #594: the “three fests and a wine bar” edition

If you're in Northeast Ohio, let me suggest four ways for you to spend your time over the next couple of weeks — all involving my daughter and live music.

Two of our best local arts festivals are happening next weekend, and Norah is playing both — the Waterloo Arts Fest on September 11 (where she'll be in the Sculpture Garden from 3:20 - 4 pm) and the Berea Arts Fest on September 12 (where she'll be on the Acoustic Stage from 3 - 4 pm).

In between, Norah is making her return engagement at my wife's and my home away from home, the Olde Wine Cellar in Olmsted Falls. She'll be playing out front from 6 - 9 pm. Stop by for a glass of wine (or two) or to enjoy the night's tasting, which is merlot themed. Reservations are strongly suggested for the tasting. Otherwise, just come on down.

Finally, on September 16, Norah will be back at Vermillion's 3rd Thursday, again set up on the steps of Granny Joe's Ice Creamatorium and playing music from 5:30 - 8 pm.

All shows are free to attend. For all of the information about Norah's music (she performs as norah marie), visit

Here's the 11 things I read this week that I think you should read, too:

When an Employee Takes FMLA Leave During a Holiday Week, How Much FMLA Leave is Actually Taken? — via Jeff Nowak's FMLA Insights

Could you spot your employee’s phony COVID-19 vaccination card? Ok, then what? — via Eric Meyer's The Employer Handbook Blog

COVID-19 Vaccine Policy Exemptions—It’s a Process — via Amy Epstein Gluck 

Employers are revisiting early-pandemic policies as delta variant surges — via HR Dive

How to Ask a Colleague to Mask Up — via Harvard Business Review

Finally, I'll leave you with this (NSFW) gem from McSweeny's, which so perfectly sums up how I've felt for the past few months.