Category Archives: Ohio

At last – and it was just up Portage Path and Riverview Road

Rising in the rolling hills east of Cleveland, turning to the west, bending at the north, and winding its way toward Lake Erie, the Cuyahoga River flows past a fertile valley filled with streams, gorges and ravines, several kinds of … 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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A Conventionalized Magnolia In The Westcott House: Contentment Itself!

Two major developments have occurred at the Westcott House — Springfield, Ohio’s Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home — in the six years since my last visit. One, you can now take non-flash photographs inside. Two, a splendid collection of Arts and … Continue reading

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“The Kinds Of Dirt Are Three”

“The Brain will look that up. Kathy, that’s you.” Perfect to borrow whenever the need arises, this statement was what an enthusiastic volunteer named Hallie said to her fellow docent at a fabulous find I made recently. Let me tell … Continue reading

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Apple Orchard, Samuel Yellin Ironwork, Pewabic Tile, Breakfast Room Planting, English Garden: Check!

The Columbus Museum of Art membership card that recently found a home in my wallet has become as vital as its neighboring driver’s license and credit card. Affording reciprocal membership privileges to more than 1,000 museums in North America, it … Continue reading

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The Next Time You Dodge Another Asphalt-Patched Pothole, Think Of George Bartholomew

Mark Twain may have learned about a man’s character from the adjectives he uses in conversation, but I ascertained one particular gentleman’s before I ever heard him say one word. Worshiping week after week alongside his friendly wife and their … 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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