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2020: THE YEAR OF W.T.H. (PG VERSION)

It goes without saying that 2020 has been quite the year.  Regardless of which side of the political fence you sit on – and anyone who knows me knows where I stand –  you really need to wear a mask, stay six feet away and… Continue reading

50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1969-70 COLLEGE PROTESTS AND KENT STATE/JACKSON STATE TRAGEDIES: BEING SCHOOLED FROM THE PAST

Forty-nine years ago on May 4, four students were killed at Kent State and nine others injured during a protest against the war in Vietnam. Today it might seem like just another school shooting — back then it rocked the world. For many years I… Continue reading

NEW BOOK! 111 PLACES IN COLUMBUS THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS

I have just signed a contract for my latest book 111 PLACES IN COLUMBUS THAT YOU MUST NOT MISS (Emons) to come out later in 2019. From “Cowtown” to the biggest town in Ohio, Columbus has always been an incubator for new ideas and products.… Continue reading

CHECK THIS ONE OFF: ADVENTURES IN CATSITTING AND “MIDSOMER MURDERS”

(Reprinted from Housesitmatch.com) There are those who claim to be world travelers. They may have cruised to the most exotic and far-away destinations, while shuddering at the poverty, unrest and harsh (to First Worlders) living conditions. While monied (or having saved their money) such travelers… Continue reading

“LUCK:” OF SACRED COWS AND PROSPERITY ELEPHANTS

Recently I returned from India, a two-week adventure involving stops at half-a-dozen cities, writing and photographing sites for a major magazine. Unlike most pre-packaged trips where the travel agency takes care of small details like hotels, transportation, food and visits to preordained tourist spots, my… Continue reading