Category Archives: Columbus

“Why let the Wets bluff you? Be informed!”

One of my favorite movie scenes is from On Moonlight Bay, when 11-year-old Wesley Winfield watches a silent movie about the Evils of Drink, uses the plot as an excuse for falling asleep in class the next morning, and then … Continue reading

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Stop, drop what you’re doing and roll down to Chestnut and Fourth

If George Hudak asks you if you close your bedroom door when you go to bed, don’t be alarmed. Answer affirmatively! This unexpected question is one of the valuable refreshers on fire prevention that Hudak, a retired Whitehall Division of … Continue reading

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The Wigwam! Wow!

There must have been something about traveling to the western United States in the 1920s. My grandfather’s 1927-28 journey from Ohio to California in the family Model T led to a lifelong love of Zane Grey novels. At that same … Continue reading

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“Indeed, This Ohio Girl Makes, On The Whole, The Most Varied And Interesting Exhibition In The Galleries”

Parting with some things to simplify your life? Maybe you’re finding what other downsizers have found. Prized family heirlooms may be destined for the dumpster, impossible to sell or give away to younger generations with little interest in the past. … Continue reading

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Marshall Fredericks Was Here In Columbus!

Two Bears. Baboon with Chimpanzee. Baboon with Sleeping Child. All sculptures by a Michigan sculptor named Marshall Fredericks, on view at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “How do I know that name?,” I wondered, … Continue reading

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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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