Monthly Archives: September 2011

Karen Harper Thinks “The Discovery in the Research Is How You Figure Out Where the Story Will Go”

For some time, I’ve wanted to meet local author Karen Harper.  I had my opportunity last night, when I attended “An Evening with Crime Time: Karen Harper” at the Upper Arlington Public Library. Working as an English teacher at Whetstone … Continue reading

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Packard Takes Flight: “Getting It Just Right in 32 Pages”

Susan Levine, author of Packard Takes Flight, and Erin McCauley Burchwell, her illustrator, visited the Upper Arlington Public Library’s Main Library yesterday to share stories about creating the book, to explain more about peregrine falcons, and to test the audience’s … Continue reading

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“How About Going to Roscoe Village?” (To See Dennis Knight!)

There’s so much to do in central Ohio on a Sunday afternoon that it’s sometimes hard to choose. That’s the dilemma we were in yesterday morning. “How about going to Roscoe Village?,” Nails suggested en route to St. Andrew’s. Thinking … Continue reading

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“When I Die, I’m Going to Leave a Piece of Ground Better Than I Found It”

I’ve wanted to return to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania since anthropologist Rob Tolley introduced me to Ohio Governor Charles Anderson and a speech he gave at Gettysburg hours after Abraham Lincoln’s historic address on November 19, 1863. One of the treasures of … Continue reading

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Springerle in Strasburg, Pennsylvania!

To take a break from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Orangina began heading west for home on the Lincoln Highway. Strasburg, Pennsylvania was our first stop. Driving past Amish buggies and a farming wagon pulled by four horses, we loved the pastoral … Continue reading

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The Plimoth Jacket Really Does Dance

I’d been hoping to visit Winterthur for 20 years.  The Plimoth Jacket is what made me finally accomplish my goal. In a project organized by Plimoth Plantation from 2006 to 2009, more than 300 volunteers of all ages and skill … Continue reading

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Not Just the Rooms Are Like Poems at Winterthur: So Are Its “Wild Garden” and Enchanted Woods

Well-fortified after our lunch in Winterthur’s picturesque Visitor Center Garden Café and excited about the purchases we made at the Winterthur Bookstore, we boarded a tram for a 20-minute tour of Winterthur’s gardens. Our guide, Terry Colonna, exuded graciousness, enthusiasm and knowledge … Continue reading

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