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“Epic Scenery! Epic Road Runs! And Perhaps The Occasional Squally Shower!”: More Reasons to Roam The Lake District And Northumberland

Mountains green. Pleasant pastures. Clouded hills. These descriptions of “England’s green and pleasant land” were written in verse by William Blake in 1804, then set to music by Sir Hubert Parry in 1916 to sustain Britain’s resolve during World War … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know The Blonde Bomber From Scioto?

Did you know that I’m a golfer? I didn’t think so. This well-kept secret got its start in the summer of 1984, when this rising high-school sophomore took golf during two sessions of summer school at Columbus School for Girls. … Continue reading

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Holy Schist! It’s Time For Fifteen More Philadelphia Stories

“My stay in Philadelphia was very short, but what I saw of its society I greatly liked,” Charles Dickens reported in his 1842 American Notes for General Circulation. That’s also the conclusion I reached after last summer’s sojourn there. So … 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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Before I Trot To Delaware For The Jug, I Paced Myself With A Show Of Horses

Since reviewing farm science prevailed over seeing Betting Line win this year, I decided I’d put on my new Pink Pony birthday duds and trot up to Delaware to see an exhibition about harness racing. A Show of Horses, recently on display … Continue reading

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Warren Harding’s Fishing Gear Shows The President Was One Serious Fisherman

“What’s the best benefit of an Ohio History Connection membership?,” I asked in the informal poll I took as I indulged in the buttercream frosted shamrock cut-out cookie from Cheryl’s that my boss gave me for St. Patrick’s Day. One … Continue reading

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Pauli May Not Have A Movie, But He Has My Highest Regard

Remember Eddie the Eagle? Now that’s a name from the past. Michael (Eddie) Edwards dreamed of competing in the Olympics. In 1988, he was the United Kingdom’s only athlete to compete in ski jumping at the Winter Olympic Games in … Continue reading

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