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

May 30, 2011


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


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


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


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, […]