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A New Beginning–Ending the Ohio State Quarter System with a Bang

May 26, 2012

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You know that feeling when you realize you haven’t blogged for a while, and you know you need to write something, and so many things have happened to blog about that it’s hard to pick a topic, and they are all timely? Welcome to my Saturday night. I am spending it as every good professor […]

Amid Endings and Beginnings, I Remain a Daydream Believer

March 4, 2012

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“Daydream Believer” is on iTunes as I started typing, and I know I can choose for it to lead me into melancholy, or I can just sing along and pretend I am again 10 years old, with my hairbrush for a microphone, dueting with my beloved Davy Jones and The Monkees. Davy Jones, of course, […]

Dinner Stomach vs. Dessert Stomach–It’s Just a Story Idea to Me

January 9, 2012

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My son’s private little secret is now public–in the January issue of Columbus Monthly. The Body Brigade moved from Danny’s imaginative way to get me to give him dessert, to the back page column in Monthly called “Finale” (see below). It’s a little narrative about the Lilliputian-sized people who Danny says live in his body […]

Life With the iPhone

December 13, 2011

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I finally got the iPhone this past quarter, and it might just be the greatest thing I have ever owned (although I’m pretty fond of my house and Subaru Outback, too). It’s funny, but when I went to the Easton Apple store to get it, it wasn’t like making other purchases–I have money, now give […]

Of Tressel, ‘Bang Bang’ and Multimedia Journalism–Closing Out the Year at Ohio State

June 5, 2011

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Life is full of surprises. Last April I could not have been more surprised when School of Communication director Dr. Carroll Glynn wrote me a one sentence email that changed my life: “Would you like to teach full-time at Ohio State?”  I had been teaching one class at OSU (my beloved magazine writing) for six […]

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 […]