Kathy Vogel

kathyVogel squareKathy Vogel is a NE Ohio radio veteran who's worked on-air in Cleveland, Akron, and Canton as a morning show personality. She was the host of the Emmy-nominated children's TV show "Ask Gilby", and has appeared in several indie films. In addition, Kathy is a voice over artist, award-winning screenwriter, and founder of Crack Wise Magazine.

Kathy married into a rock & roll family: Her father-in-law is world-class drummer Joe Vitale, and her husband is Joe Jr., frontman of the band Ravenwood. In her spare time, Kathy enjoys wine, friends and family, and laughter.      

Monday, 29 June 2020 03:48

Light It Up

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Maybe this year I'll finally get my act together to check out the Asian Lantern Festival at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. It's such a cool sight, and a great way to "take a vacay" without going too far.  There will be more than 70 never-seen-before lantern displays, new acrobatic performances, and-- yumtastic Asian cuisine. Win! This is a limited time, after-hours event running July 8th through August 23rd between 6:30 and 10:30 pm. Bonus: admission to Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors is included with the Asian Lantern Festival.  Make your reservations now, because a sellout could happen if you…
Friday, 26 June 2020 03:39

So Vocal

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I'm a dog lover. Dogs bring so much joy into our lives. Their unconditional love, companionship, and unique personalities make them so precious! Growing up, my family had a German Shepherd/Husky mix named Eva-- which is why I will always have a soft spot in my heart for the Husky. I wish Eva would have been as vocal as that breed is known for-- because Husky dogs talk. A Lot. So comical... Like this one. Who apparently is pleading his case... and is not guilty of any vandalism. It was the other dog that doesn't exist... LOL Enjoy!  
Thursday, 25 June 2020 03:38

... And Rainbows

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I try to honor my inner child. We all have one, and it's important that we nurture that child-- because we adults need a break from all the adult stuff we have to do on the daily. Mom Boss Michaela Madison (of www.newsymom.com) hangs with us Wednesday mornings for chit chat and some tricks she's learned since becoming a momma. We've been friends for a decade, and she's just so fun and sassy-- which is why we get along so well. She surprised me the other day with this  awesome pair of unicorn slippers. UNICORN SLIPPERS!!!!! I squealed like a…
Wednesday, 24 June 2020 03:38


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Things are getting back to normal-ish, because scammy spammy phone calls are baaaack! Ugh. Just... ugh. I'm averaging four per day now.  I have to give props, though, to this latest incarnation of scam calling-- using a human! Yes, a real person to try and lure you into answering. I've been getting robo calls from a certain insurance agency. They've left robo voice messages. Then one day, I get a voicemail from a real human from said insurance agency with this message: "I'm calling for John and obviously this isn't John's number (insert nervous laugh). I'm calling from (annoying insurance…
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 03:43

Now This

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Hey, 2020-- smell ya later! Are you over this year? *raises hand* Add this to the list of "WTH is With 2020"-- Sandstorm. Big. Sandstorm. A rather large plume of sand from the Sahara is headed for the Gulf Coast this week. A 5,000 mile trip. Sigh. There will be hazy skies, a drier atmosphere, and those with breathing issues (asthma and allergies) will feel discomfort. But, hey-- there's a positive. States from Florida to Texas will see beautiful sunsets with amplified colors of red and orange. So Insta-worthy! Just keep that sandy mess away from the CLE. We'll just…
Monday, 22 June 2020 03:44

The Pits

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I don't think it's necessarily a sign of adulthood creeping in. I think it's one obsession being replaced with another.  I'm a shoe/handbag kind of gal. Still am to a degree, but with less frequency. One day I didn't even recognize myself as I said aloud "Do I really need this pair of shoes?" I slapped myself and made the purchase. But I have noticed over the years that I have a "thing" for kitchen gadgets. the picture above is one of my purchases that has come in handy.  I love cherries-- but not the pits. Kalamata olives-- but not…
Friday, 19 June 2020 03:40

Daddy's Girl

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I'm a total daddy's girl-- and proud of it! While I love both of my parents so much, I feel a deeper connection with my father. I call myself the female version of him! LOL  I've been blessed to have such a strong, loving, big-hearted, honest and awesome man in my life since day one. I've learned so much from my father, and appreciate everything about him. I never tire of hearing his life stories, and I love his wicked, twisted sense of humor (which I have, too.)  I remember as a little girl, not even old enough to be…
Thursday, 18 June 2020 03:41

America's Dad

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Rob Kenney is a father of two who recently created a YouTube channel entitled: Dad, How Do I? dedicated to answering questions and teaching us younger peeps how to fix stuff. And he did this out of love. As one of eight children, Rob's father left his family when he was a teenager. As expected, that left some deep emotional scars. But Rob decided that he would make his life better with the goal of having his own family one day that would raise "great adults." Rob made his dream come true. And now that his own kid is grown…
Wednesday, 17 June 2020 03:36


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Bob Ross is legend. He's never been more popular, thanks to that beyotch named COVID. First of all, many people were looking for hobbies while in QT and painting with Bob became popular. Second of all, just watching his show The Joy of Painting is so relaxing. His quirks and mannerisms; his sayings-- all so... peaceful. In a "COVID impulse buy moment," I snagged this mini Bob Ross talking bobblehead and mini easel book. I look forward every morning to seeing what painting is next, and hearing what wisdom he will share.  If you're all about Bob, you can get…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 03:42


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This is a picture of an Eastern Bluebird. And it really doesn't depict just how beautiful this bird is. I had never seen one before in my life. Then, one day, he appeared at our living room window. I was afraid he was going to fly into the window as some birds do-- but not this fella. He landed on the outside screen and just looked in at me. He did that a few times in a span of a few minutes. I was able to move slowly towards the window to get a good look at him. His little…
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