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If You Want To See A Beautiful Building, Stop In At Robert J. Kraus’s Hamlet Street Church

Ask me about Walter Gropius, and I’ll gush about the glass curtain walls and floating balconies that he fashioned for the Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany. Mention Frank Lloyd Wright, and I’ll rattle on about the magnificent wisteria-mosaic fireplace that … Continue reading

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Be Still, My Beating Heart, For The Healthy Sanctuary On Olentangy River Road

While I’ve “taken the waters” from the hot springs bubbling below Bath, England and West Virginia’s famous White Sulphur Springs, I derived just as many beneficial and healing properties from a much closer destination. Spending the better part of a … Continue reading

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See An Atlantic Puffin And The Amalfi Coast Without Leaving Central Ohio

My mobile cuisine experiences may be limited to a Charlie Brown moment involving beignets and a longstanding intention to track down Alice’s Aebelskabels and try the traditional Danish pancake known as aebelskiver, but this strategist is well-versed in the continuing … Continue reading

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Poseidon Still Looks Good At 17

If you grew up in Columbus between 1964 and 1999, what comes to mind when you think about COSI? Dozens of rolled-up sleeping bags for camp-ins at the museum? The coal mine? The Street of Yesteryear, with its mock storefronts … Continue reading

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Start Exploring Franklinton On The West Bank Of The Scioto River

“Go west, young lady,” I thought, as a warm, windy walk took me toward the Scioto River. Horace Greeley might have been thinking about America’s westward expansion, but my Manifest Destiny involves exploring the home of Phillip’s Original Coney Island, … Continue reading

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How Many Battered Windows Can You Find On Brighton Road?

Did you know that taverns in frontier Columbus had live bears tethered to treadmills, pumping water stored in underground cisterns to the upper floors of the tavern so that overnight guests could bathe? How about the origin of the “shotgun” … Continue reading

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Conjure Bishop Watterson During A Tour Of Columbus Cemeteries

When I’m grounded on weekdays, I call in my two retired correspondents to cover newsworthy events.   Yesterday, they boarded a COTA bus to go to a lecture on climate change, biodiversity and access to clean water that H.S.H. Prince Albert … Continue reading

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