Category Archives: Museums

Sailing On The QE2 With Speed, [Seasickness] And Style

Pigging out on midnight buffets, line-dancing during sailaway parties, and watching fruits and vegetables being carved into edible art at lightning speed: They’re all familiar moments to enjoy aboard a cruise ship. However, only a small minority have experienced the … Continue reading

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What Was I Afraid Of? I Can Do Anything!

After Karen Schultz of Silver Spring, Maryland spent five hours at the Art Institute of Chicago, she was taken with the sheer breadth of everything she had seen. “What are you afraid of?,” she asked herself. “Look at what people … Continue reading

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Even With A New Look, It’s Never Any Good Trying To Be Someone Other Than Yourself

“I hate dyed hair. The color God has given to you is always the best and matches with your personality. It is never any good trying to be someone other than yourself.” “Your way to be exclusive is to be … Continue reading

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Pounding The Pavement For Pioneer Pathways: Now That’s Public Relations!

When I was 23 and just starting a career in public relations, I wrote a corporate history, chose holiday cards and gifts for clients, and handled seminar logistics — all standard tricks of the practice development trade. Sixty years earlier, … Continue reading

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Eager Weavers, Whose Fingers, Quick With Talent, Perpetrate Feats of Artistry

Lustrous green Pewabic Pottery tile floors. Green-painted walls bordered with white stripes. Leaded art glass windows and doors. Recessed ceiling lights with silver-and-turquoise painted accents. The lobby of the former Kingswood School for Girls at Cranbrook — the unique educational … Continue reading

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Red Carnation-Loving Ohio Boy, Oh Where Can You Be?

Cautious. Devoted. Dutiful. Friendly. Good-tempered. Intelligent. Kind. Methodical. Neat. Patriotic. Pious. Polite. Quiet. Self-effacing. Solicitous. Studious. All these are qualities of my ideal gentleman, and all, sadly, seem to be in short, if not nonexistent, supply. As Billie Holiday sang, … 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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