Category Archives: Columbus

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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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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