Cold steel, warm craft

Cold steel, warm craft

Machines might seem to be merely cold steel, cut gears, flowing grease and winding pulleys. But in the hands of a craftsman like local elf Shadi Ayoub, a machine can seemingly also possess a soul. The O’Hare family was looking for a family gift that could be local,...
Not a kid’s game

Not a kid’s game

One Company Seeks and Act 3 Finds New Partnership It’s a game of hide and seek. Sometimes we seek new partners and clients; sometimes they find us. The latter scenario applies to our engagement with First Literacy, the Boston-based nonprofit that leads adult literacy...
Take Up Arms Against Omicron

Take Up Arms Against Omicron

As the new Coronavirus variant Omicron surges, Act 3 author Dave Lange’s recent column in the Plain Dealer sets the tone Americans should wage in the war against the pandemic. Lange writes that soldiers like himself were never afraid of vaccines needed to fight in...
Paper to Pixels

Paper to Pixels

Last week I finally pulled the plug on the home delivery of the print edition of The Plain Dealer. After a half-century of having print editions of the Cleveland daily at the breakfast table – either as a kid across the table from my father or at my own table across...
Farewell, Maria!

Farewell, Maria!

Maria tries her hand at technology that’s twice as old as she is. A version of the old bromide serves as a salve: “If you care about someone, it’s OK to be both sad and happy when they leave.” So, when Act 3 designer/producer Maria Ahmad stepped onto the company...