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Proud to be a Buckeye at the Indy 500–No Matter What Tressel Does

May 30, 2011

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Went to my first Indy 500 yesterday and had THE BEST TIME! Weather was perfect, racing was dizzying with speed and excitement (J.R. Hildebrand’s final-lap crash was RIGHT in front of us!), and I shared the experience with my family and treasured friends from near and far. The people sitting next to us were from […]

Good Morning and Good Luck~Of Murrow and Woodstien and Frost

May 26, 2011

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My students no doubt know by now how much I love movies. For the first time this quarter we instituted Journalism Movie Night here at Ohio State, where we gather to enjoy pizza, candy and a cinematic rendering of journalistic pursuit. And every quarter I look forward to sharing with them a film that represents […]

Put Down the Phone–We Are Rockin’ With Bon Jovi!

May 11, 2011

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My son and I went to see Bon Jovi at Nationwide Arena last night, to revisit my youth (though I’d never revisit age 14 on a bet), and expose my kid to an arguable  rock god (so he can see Big Time Rush is not exactly classic rock-n-roll). It should have been an evening filled […]

How do I know Osama bin Laden is Dead? A Little Bird Told Me.

May 2, 2011

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I will admit my gut reaction was old school. When I heard that President Obama was giving a little impromptu 10:30 p.m. Sunday televised speech–without a shred of detail to foreshadow such a jaw-dropping event–I turned on the TV with the remote control in my left hand and tuned to CNN. With my right hand, […]