Category Archives: Columbus

No Children? No Problem! You Should Still See Franklin Park’s Franklinias!

Here’s one of my trend-tracking discoveries for you: Nature deficit disorder. This unfortunate phenomenon has developed as electronic devices have lured children and adults into spending less time outdoors, making us alienated from the natural world. To help combat nature … Continue reading

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Open Tudor And Bungalow Doors To Discover Bexley History

Here I am at my ten-year-old best, posing for professional photographer Rose Bennett in Jeffrey Park. This 30-acre park in Bexley, Ohio features walking trails through natural woodlands filled with sycamores and cottonwoods, sugar maples and oaks, white pines and … Continue reading

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On A Clear Day, Ride To The Rhodes Tower’s 40th Floor And Look Around You

At 629 feet tall, it towers over Columbus, earning its title as the tallest building in Ohio’s capital city. What’s more, it’s the state’s fifth tallest building, and one of the largest granite structures in the world. The James A. … Continue reading

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What Do They Do In Those Buildings? Mystery Solved!

For 28 years, hundreds of thousands of central Ohioans descended on an expansive lawn on the banks of the Olentangy River for Picnic with the Pops, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s series of outdoor concerts on summer Saturday evenings. Some bought … Continue reading

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Toby’s Touches Inspire “Letters Home”

“The details are not the details, they make the design.” Charles Eames was correct. The right setting is everything. Take the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Enter I.M. Pei’s modernist creation from the street, … Continue reading

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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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First, Fly Spray And Herd Oil, Now Gin, Served Here

Heading for home after work, I pass this massive building on the northern edge of downtown Columbus. Topped by its distinctive water tower and emblazoned with seven-foot-tall white-painted letters spelling out, “The Smith Brothers Hardware Co.” on all but its … Continue reading

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