Author Archives: Betsy

At Cincinnati’s Mercantile Library, “You May Be Whatever You Resolve To Be”

Years ago, I read The Clerk’s Tale: Young Men and Moral Life in Nineteenth-Century America, Thomas Augst’s account of how industrious young businessmen of the 19th century earnestly worked to improve themselves in their free time. Practicing penmanship, keeping diaries, … Continue reading

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Spend An Evening Under The Stars At The Ohio State Planetarium

Inside this brick-and-concrete building at 242 West 18th Avenue on The Ohio State University’s campus, I spent two years learning about reporting, interviewing, news and feature writing, editing and public relations. When I graduated, I took more than a master’s … Continue reading

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Joining In A Good Friday Journey Toward Peace

Grey skies and a rainy forecast didn’t deter hundreds of people from taking a special walk in downtown Columbus this morning. “A Journey Toward Peace” is an annual Good Friday walk throughout Downtown that is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese … Continue reading

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May My Beautiful Sweet Briar College’s Foundations Ever Be As Strong As Her Hills

When I tuned in to a live webcast of “Shaking Up Retirement: Rethinking Financial Security for Americans” on the morning of March 3, little did I know that in just a few hours, I’d be so shaken up about something … Continue reading

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Start Your Engine And Make Tracks To The Honda Heritage Center

Visit the new Honda Heritage Center in Marysville and you’ll discover the Japanese corporation’s contributions to the manufacturing of automobiles, motorcycles, generators, lawn mowers, outboard motors, airplanes and even robots. The museum, which opened to the public on January 5, … Continue reading

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Spending St. Nicholas Day in New York City Was An Enchanted Experience

“Wonderful crowd on the @TODAYshow plaza despite the rain. Thanks for stopping by to visit!!,” NBC’s Weekend Today Show Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer tweeted on Saturday, December 6. Two hours later, we peeked in the studio’s windows, watched Dylan, Lester Holt and … Continue reading

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Splendid Seasonal Music Filled Two Sacred Settings

“Let’s approach this Advent in a new and different way, folks,” wrote the Very Rev. Michael Lumpe, rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, on the first Sunday of Advent. “Let’s all begin our lives of faith anew, in hopeful anticipation for … Continue reading

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