Category Archives: Weekly Column

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Some Place WARM!

It’s been a very cold week in central Ohio with temperatures in the teens during the day and single digits at night so I couldn’t help thinking about being some place warm like a nice beach!  As […]

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Ansel Adams

I am a big fan of Ansel Adams and I’ve been reading a new book about Ansel and his photographs titled “Looking At Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man” by Andrea G. Stillman.  I’ve […]

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Everglades National Park

With the support of many early conservationists, scientists, and other advocates, Everglades National Park was established in 1947 to conserve the natural landscape and prevent further degradation of its land, plants, and animals.  Protecting 1.5 […]

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Sanibel & Captiva Islands

Sanibel and Captiva are barrier islands that lie a few miles off the west coast of Fort Myers, Florida.  My wife Lisa and I recently vacationed there and had a wonderful time.  To the credit […]

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Central Ohio Metro Parks – Part 2

As a continuation of my post on Metro Parks a few weeks (found here), today I want to feature Battelle Darby Creek and Highbanks Meto Parks. We are fortunate here in central Ohio to have […]

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Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument is a remnant of the ancient coast redwood forests that covered many northern California coastal valleys before the 1800’s.  In 1905, local San Francisco businessman William Kent and his wife Elizabeth […]

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Central Ohio Metro Parks

We are fortunate here in central Ohio to have a great Metro Parks system that is strongly supported by the community.  The Metro Parks system was originally established in 1945, and today is made up […]

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Ohio Farm Sunset

Like many places in the USA this summer, central Ohio has been very hot and dry.  At last count, we’ve had 4 100+ degree days for a total of 43 days with temperatures over 90 […]

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Tennis anyone?

My wife and I are big tennis fans so this past Tuesday we travelled to Mason, OH. (just north of Cincinnati, OH) to take in the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.  The tournament, played […]

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Middle Prong of the Little River

On the Little River Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park going towards Cades Cove about 100 yards west of the intersection of the road from Townsend, TN., (known as the Townsend “Y”), take a […]