Category Archives: Ohio State University

A Flying Writing On How The Crude Woodsman Spread His Words

Follow the Golden Rule. Love your neighbor. Show more empathy. Secure more funding for the humanities. Listen to more opera. These are some of the answers people gave when asked what change they would make to society today. The question … Continue reading

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Why Green Tigers Turned Out In Honor Of St. Patrick

Study the cartoon Jimmy Swinnerton created for the March 18, 1898 edition of the New York Journal and you’ll find some interesting Irish-American trivia to share on St. Patrick’s Day. Swinnerton’s notorious tiger characters take to the streets for New … Continue reading

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Have You Seen The Newest Girl With Her Hair All In A Whirl?

“Have you seen the newest girl with her hair all in a whirl?,” asked Harry B. Smith in his lyrics for “The Nell Brinkley Girl,” a song from the Ziegfeld Follies of 1908. This sweet curly-haired girl was not to … 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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“Fanny, You Look Very Nicely Indeed. What Have You Got On?”

“A woman can never be too fine while she is all in white.” So Edmund Bertram said to Fanny Price when complementing her on her dress, in a scene from Jane Austen’s 1814 novel, Mansfield Park. Now I understand the … Continue reading

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Are You As Over The Top About “Tommies” As I Am?

Articulate. Brilliant. Fascinating. Incredible. A living legend. Read what former students of Jefferson D. Futch III, professor emeritus of history at Washington and Lee University, have to say about him and you’ll soon get the idea that he was one … Continue reading

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Experience Columbus By Being A Tourist In Your Own City

‚ÄúThere’s an energy and excitement in Columbus that’s going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here. The city is booming, and not just in population. It’s time to get to know the Columbus that … Continue reading

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