Category Archives: Nature/Outdoors

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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Climb A Smokestack To See A Glass River

Billy Joel’s “River of Dreams” may have been deep, wide and hard to cross, but he might have finally found what he had been looking for in the shimmering “River of Glass” that I discovered in Mount Vernon. The River … Continue reading

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Start Your Farm Science Review Experience At 910 Wheat Street

Ride in a hot air balloon. Go whale-watching. Learn how to waltz. Solve Rubik’s Cube. See Stonehenge.  They’re all possibilities for a bucket list of unique things people dream of accomplishing. I checked off one of my own recently: Experiencing … Continue reading

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The “Land of the Great Turtle” Was A Special Place For Native Americans, Jesuits, Soldiers And Fur Traders

One turtle, two Jesuits, a host of British soldiers and an ambitious man in the business of fur contributed to Mackinac Island’s early history. Long ago, Native Americans paddled their birchbark canoes to the Straits of Mackinac during summertime searches … Continue reading

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“To Betsy, Who Was There,” Chestnut Ridge Sparkles Like Cloisonné

“That’s where Rita and Tommy lived.” That simple sentence turned the plans for my first visit to Chestnut Ridge Metro Park into an adventure of genealogical proportions. A picture-perfect Sunday-afternoon drive through historic Canal Winchester brought us to the 486-acre … Continue reading

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On Magee Marsh’s Famous Boardwalk, I Spotted Warblers, Blackbirds and Kenn Kaufman

My mind wanders a lot. Sometimes it plods at a deliberate pace, pestering me about things I need to do. Other times, it skips merrily along over thrilling thoughts that make me daydream during meetings. Worst of all, it races … Continue reading

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In The New York City Habitat Of Three Bull Moose, See A Sparring Pair And Another’s Hip Cowboy Duds

When former slave Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City as a free man, he found himself in the midst of a mighty throng of people, surging to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. We found ourselves in … Continue reading

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