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Stand Up Straight, Keep Your Feet In First Position And Spray Vodka On Your Dress

Every time I finished reading about Stephanie, I decided that she was one pretty nifty girl. Jill Krementz must have thought so too. She shadowed the 10-year-old student at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet, photographing Stephanie’s experiences and describing … Continue reading

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Cross My Heart, You’ll Love The New Cover To Cover

Arlington Avenue was my 12-year-old self’s paradise. There, I found a place of supreme delight. At Cross My Heart,  Jet, Sue and Susan’s retail shop for counted thread patterns and supplies, the walls were lined with rows upon rows of … Continue reading

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Did You Find The Man Selling Ham?

January is limping along. The weather is unpredictable, time is passing slowly, and Spring is a long way off. Stuck in Columbus during this long, dreary season, I’m bored and restless for sights beyond the city limits. To hasten this … Continue reading

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A Show Of Hands, Please: Have You Been To 1665 W. 5th Ave.?

The best part of spending weekdays in room 1098 is its history-spanning view of downtown Columbus. Look left and find the former Hartman Hotel, built in 1898 by the Columbus doctor who made his fortune from the patent medicine known … Continue reading

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Spend Some Quiet Time With The Lord At Christmas Corner

Christmas comes early for me.  In fact, it arrives on the first Sunday of Advent. That’s the day when the tables by all of the entrances to my church are filled with special things to help parishioners prepare for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Where Hearing The Tröndlin Is Concerned, Two Wrongs Finally Make A Right

Denial. Bewilderment. Self-punishment. Repetition. These are the four characteristics of regret, Kathryn Schulz, the New Yorker staff writer and author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, explained in this 2011 TED talk. “How could I have done … Continue reading

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Dublin’s Twelve Elves Make This A “Nollaig Shona Dhuit!”

When I found Penny on the Irish Fairy Doors Trail in July, I was a mess. If one last option didn’t solve my medical mystery, I worried that my “Rocky Road to Dublin” would lead to the ospidéal.  Petting the Belleek … Continue reading

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