Monthly Archives: October 2013

Two Transformations Took Place at the Inauguration of Kenyon College’s Nineteenth President

Atop one of Knox County’s hills sits a community of scholars who live and work in a historic collection of buildings overlooking a beautiful pastoral landscape. In Gambier, Ohio, the home of Kenyon College, I spent a very special Saturday … Continue reading

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Johnny Appleseed and John Uri Lloyd Stopped by the Ohio Governor’s Residence to Dedicate a Special Garden

Yesterday afternoon, a fedora-wearing pharmacist and a barefooted pioneer who needed a shave mingled with over 100 people at the Ohio Governor’s Residence for the dedication of the Lloyd Medicinal and Johnny Appleseed Memorial Garden. The newest feature of the … Continue reading

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Board a Tram and Travel Past Tree Stones, Lions and a Mermaid at Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery

Your idea of a perfect day might not be riding around a cemetery on a chilly, showery Saturday, but I was in my element when I boarded a tram for a two-hour private tour of Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery last … Continue reading

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Lilly Pulitzer Loves Cincinnati, and I Love Its Kenwood Towne Center Store

How many Cincinnati favorites can you name? If you rattled off Skyline chili, the Montgomery Inn’s barbecued ribs, Graeter’s ice cream and the Cincinnati Reds, you’re well on your way to recognizing the local symbols that you can spot in … Continue reading

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Tee Up “18 Drives Through Dublin”

At 10:00 every Monday morning, I sit in a conference room and squeeze in a sentence or two as ten talkative people “tee up” the week ahead. During the din of last week’s meeting, I remembered that I needed to … Continue reading

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Wonder If Frances Trollope and John Baptist Purcell Walked By 4th and Broadway?

For those of us who miss the days when WBNS-FM 97.1 was the place on the radio dial for “Easy Listening,” tuning in to the Sirius XM Satellite Radio “Escape” music channel for a road trip is a real treat. … Continue reading

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See Ohio State’s Irish Literary Renaissance Exhibit and You’ll Leave Saying “Éirann go Brách”

Spend some time in The Ohio State University’s Thompson Library Exhibit Gallery and you’ll want to brew a pot of Bewley’s tea, bake a loaf of barmbrack, and curl up with the literature that reflects the Irish people’s pride in … Continue reading

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