Happy Father’s Day to my Dad! He names all the cows on his dairy farm. Many times, he names the cows’ new female calves something that starts with the same letter as their mother. I always liked that.
If age is just a number, when do we actually become adults? I’d argue that, technically, being a grownup and being an adult are two different things. Being a grownup means you have physically grown up. You are physically not a child anymore. Being an adult is a state of mind. It means you take […]
There’s not a lot of tangible reward to being a journalist. Most of my journalist friends are rebel types with above average work ethic. Even inside writers of the fluffiest fuzzies, not too far down, a First Amendment soldier lurks. It’s rewarding to tell people’s stories, to actively participate in free speech, to have a job writing (Writer’s […]
There is a difference between learning your lesson and having been taught one. Mistakes are narcissistic. They like to look at themselves over and over again. And over again. It’s over again.
The only thing Krista Botjer and Nathan Photos fight about is music. “The fights are not about what we’re doing in music,” Krista says, “they’re about how we’re going to make this happen.” The pair is the electronic duo Damn The Witch Siren and they have settled on a plan for making “it” happen: They’re […]
The June issue of Vanity Fair featured an essay by Monica Lewinsky. Lewinsky, now 40 years old, was 24 (24!) when she had an affair with Bill Clinton, a married man and president of the United States. We all “know” her legacy to date. What we don’t really know is her side, and that’s what […]
So after recovering from the gleeful shock of seeing unbridled dissonance among modern celebrity’s most guarded family–the Beyonces–I was surprised to see all the backlash that came from having any interest in it. From Facebook to internet story commenters, the most seemingly high-minded of us let the rest of us plebs know that there are […]
Stephen Takacs, a Columbus-based photographer and lecturer at Ohio State University, notes two important things about his time living in Portland, Oregon. One: As a customer of a camera repair shop, he discovered a deep interest in dated tools–especially cameras–and ways of making things. Two: A youth corps he worked for while living in Oregon […]
Scotland-based playwright Nicola McCartney’s newest work not only debuts in Columbus this week, it is titled after a local reentry support program for former female prison inmates. Rachel’s House is located in Franklinton and is an arm of Lower Lights Ministries. In response to the fact that the number of women in Ohio prisons, which is […]
It’s Mother’s Day and I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the women in my life who have held me above water. Female to female friendship has been so moving for me. The feminine aspects of all of our selves is worth celebrating. There are females that brag about not getting along with other women. […]