Category Archives: Animals

Battelle Darby Creek Park’s Naturalists Know How To Throw My Kind Of Kentucky Derby Party

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” William Shakespeare mused.  Here on Riverglen Drive, the last week of April always puts my neighbors in the spirit of partying. It begins with the huge truckload of mulch dumped in … Continue reading

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Before I Trot To Delaware For The Jug, I Paced Myself With A Show Of Horses

Since reviewing farm science prevailed over seeing Betting Line win this year, I decided I’d put on my new Pink Pony birthday duds and trot up to Delaware to see an exhibition about harness racing. A Show of Horses, recently on display … Continue reading

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Say “Halloa, Old Girl!” To Grip The Raven

“Ian Fleming, best known for his James Bond series, also authored what popular children’s book?”  “Which flamboyant, bon vivant author arrived at New York customs and stated, ‘I have nothing to declare but my genius.’”  “Which legendary basketball player has … Continue reading

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In The New York City Habitat Of Three Bull Moose, See A Sparring Pair And Another’s Hip Cowboy Duds

When former slave Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City as a free man, he found himself in the midst of a mighty throng of people, surging to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. We found ourselves in … Continue reading

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Find Matilda the Cat – And The Best Company In The World – At The Algonquin Hotel

When he was growing up, John Fitzgerald Kennedy had three wishes. He wanted to be a hero like aviator Charles Lindbergh, to learn Chinese and to become a member of the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary literary landmark that made … Continue reading

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Central Park’s Sheep Had A Swanky Home

When Vera Bradley fans shopped for additions to their collection between July 1990 and January 1997, one of their pattern choices featured squirrels, rabbits, deer, roosters and unicorns scampering through a colorful bed of flowers on a black field. It … Continue reading

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Warren Harding’s Fishing Gear Shows The President Was One Serious Fisherman

“What’s the best benefit of an Ohio History Connection membership?,” I asked in the informal poll I took as I indulged in the buttercream frosted shamrock cut-out cookie from Cheryl’s that my boss gave me for St. Patrick’s Day. One … Continue reading

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