Monthly Archives: August 2011

See Fowler’s Phrenology Head and a Cooke “In Fear of His Life” at Ohio State University’s Thompson Library

Next to the Ohio State University Libraries’ Thompson Library Gallery, a series of display cases features some of the treasures from its numerous Special Collections libraries. After I left the King James Bible exhibit on Sunday, I couldn’t believe my good … Continue reading

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Learning about Fixations, the 70/20/10 Formula and Twitter-Based Book Chats at Business First’s Social Media Summer Camp Expo

Since my early days practicing public relations, I’ve been a fan of Columbus Business First. I worked with the newspaper’s advertising consultants on campaigns, collaborated with publisher Don DePerro and marketing director Melissa Price on special events like the Fast … Continue reading

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Can a Shorthand New Testament and Cincinnati Art-Carved Furniture Possibly Be Related?

When I wrote yesterday about my visit to Ohio State University’s Thompson Library Gallery to see the King James Bible exhibit, I mentioned that The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Phonetic Shorthand had particularly “openeth the … Continue reading

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OSU Libraries’ Exhibit “Openeth the Window, to Let in the Light” on the King James Bible

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the Rare Books & Manuscripts Library of the Ohio State University Libraries hosted an exhibition for the last few months about this significant contribution to English language and literature. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Now There’s a Ukulele in “My Ohio Home”

It all started during Nellie McKay’s recent concert at Lakeside’s Hoover Auditorium, when she flounced over to the microphone and picked up a ukulele to perform her next Doris Day number. As she strummed and sang, I suddenly decided that … Continue reading

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“Mad Men” Inspired Both My Summer Reading and My Next Published Article

At the beginning of the summer, I wrote about those reading lists that kept me busy during summer vacations from CSG. With school about to start again, it’s time to report on what I read this summer. While CSG girls … Continue reading

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A Lakeside Birthday with Doris Day Music, Origami Cranes, “Pineapple Cream” Glads, and a Carry-Out of Patio Doughnuts

To conclude the High Holy Days, we returned to Lakeside this past weekend. The Hotel Lakeside needs no better advertisement than Lisa Ottman, the friendly lady at the front desk who was one of our favorite attractions from last month’s … Continue reading

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