Category Archives: Art

An Aerial Lighthouse That Serves Tarte Au Poulet? That’s A Keeper!

I’m not skilled in speaking actuarial psychobabble or creating Woo Factors, but I certainly shine in my role as the Analytics and Research Office’s concierge. Asked to recommend a destination for a recent birthday lunch, I looked out our windows, … Continue reading

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What Was I Afraid Of? I Can Do Anything!

After Karen Schultz of Silver Spring, Maryland spent five hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, she was taken with the sheer breadth of everything she had seen. “What are you afraid of?,” she asked herself. “Look at what people … Continue reading

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Serve Seventy-Five Meals With One Empty Bowl

Once interminable January has finally finished and I’ve turned the calendar page to February, I start anticipating the arrival of the Little Black Book of six-minute prayer reflections, parish fish fries, and the Rice Bowl. This trio of tools for … Continue reading

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I Need To Turn That Golden Ring Three More Times

A perfect storm has been raging for so long that it’s hard to remember what smooth sailing is like. The backstory induces nightmares. Everything seems to have fallen victim to this unfortunate series of events. Imagination may predominate over reason, … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The Newest Girl With Her Hair All In A Whirl?

“Have you seen the newest girl with her hair all in a whirl?,” asked Harry B. Smith in his lyrics for “The Nell Brinkley Girl,” a song from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908. This sweet curly-haired girl was not to … Continue reading

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Pounding The Pavement For Pioneer Pathways: Now That’s Public Relations!

When I was 23 and just starting a career in public relations, I wrote a corporate history, chose holiday cards and gifts for clients, and handled seminar logistics — all standard tricks of the practice development trade. Sixty years earlier, … Continue reading

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Beadles And Bill-Stickers Washed Down Wastel And Cocket With Salop

Listen to the conversations that ensue when a score of librarians gather, and you’ll understand why I scampered over to Columbus College of Art and Design’s Packard Library for an open house. In the course of the first five minutes, … Continue reading

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