Monthly Archives: March 2014

Renew Your Spirit with a Tour of St. Joseph Cathedral

With the Catholic Bishops of Ohio meeting just steps away from me before their lunch with Governor Kasich last Thursday, I joined a group of eighth graders from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Kettering on a midday tour of … Continue reading

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Thirty-Three Years Later, I Still Love Collecting Royal Wedding Souvenirs

On July 29, 1981, my friend Pauline was one of the thousands of people who stood along the streets of London to watch the festivities marking the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Before the wedding date had … Continue reading

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D’Art Will Show You “Bird Song Hill” At The Dublin Arts Council’s French Eclectic Home

Visit the French Eclectic house at 7125 Riverside Drive in Dublin, Ohio and you’ll join a list of guests that have included Audrey Hepburn and Perry Como. The home was built in 1941 by attorney Charles Krumm and his wife, … Continue reading

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Next Chapter Book Club Members and I Look Forward to Sunday Afternoons at Urban Coffee

The arrival of spring means two great things to anticipate — more bike rides on the Olentangy Trail, and more Subway lunches at the Urban Coffee at the head of the trail in Worthington Hills.  Besides being my favorite place … Continue reading

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Before Traveling to Bach’s Eastern Germany, I Got Straightforward Instruction in What a Well-Tempered Harpsichord Can Do

There are 15 red-letter days on my calendar this year. Two of them have to do with Johann Sebastian Bach.  One of those days, I’ll be at the Bachhaus in Eisenach, Germany, where Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March … Continue reading

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The Ferragamos on Display at Ohio State Aren’t “Sparky Shoes,” But They Still Have the Qualities of an Heirloom

If Ferragamo patent leather t-strap heels and magic lanterns are some of your favorite things, drop by The Ohio State University and catch two exhibitions.  “History’s Closet: Teaching History through Clothes,” the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection’s current exhibition, showcases … Continue reading

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A Cascading Staircase Leads the Way to the Largest Law Library in Ohio

One afternoon in January, I was hit with a question: What are some ways to track federal legislation? I shared a handful of options, then decided to confer with a knowledgeable source to make sure I had presented all of the … Continue reading

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