First Responder’s Park – Olde Hilliard

Background First Responder’s Park in Hilliard, Ohio is a place created for reflection and remembrance. It pays tribute to the 403 who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the attacks of 9/11. The park not only has their names, but also has metal sculptures made from the steel of the downed World Trade Centers. Google Maps…

Garden of Constants

Background Want to find something interesting while out and about on OSU campus by the Horseshoe? Just a short walk from the main entrance to the ‘Shoe, you’ll find Dreese Laboratories. Dreese Lab is home to the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Installed in 1994, this art piece was the idea of Barbara…

38th Annual Doo Dah Parade

Background From the Organizer Since 1984 we’ve been Celebrating Liberty & Lunacy at the Annual Doo Dah Parade! You can too! Exercise your First Amendment right, through humor. Parade Line-up begins as at Noon on Park Street. Parade Steps Off @ 1 pm from corner of Buttles & Park St. Parade your stuff around Short…

Chadwick Arboretum

Background “Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens is an extensive, urban, green reserve of over 60 acres located within the 1,600 acres of The Ohio State University main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Take a virtual tour of Chadwick Arboretum & Learning Gardens by exploring our website or YouTube Virtual Tour Playlist. Or, better yet, come visit our gardens…

State of Ohio Asylum for the Insane Cemetery

Background If you look up this cemetery on Google Maps, you’ll likely find 3 different locations represented. The one we are looking at today is adjacent to the City of Columbus Police Aviation complex. You’ll find it behind the buildings at 2130 West Broad Street, Columbus Ohio. This is in what is known as the…

Say Their Names Memorial

Franklinton is always a favorite place for us. Never fail, upon the return there – it seems that there is something new. It has been a while since we have been in that area, so there was quite a bit different. Standing out the most was the Say Their Names Memorial. The text on the…

Casey Goodson Protest In Westerville, OH

Not much official information has been provided on this incident, on Dec 4, 2020 Casey Goodson Jr was shot at his front door by a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy who was working in conjunction with the US Marshall’s Office. The US Marshall’s task force was charged with apprehending violent criminals with the assistance of the…

Halloween During CoronaVirus

Halloween is sure going to be a bit different this year. I’m not sure how parents feel about taking their kids around to strangers houses this year for their annual candy fix. At our house, we had candy, but we also had some small prizes and gifts for some. School supplies are always a welcome…

Franklin Park Conservatory – The Revisit Part 1 – Some New Stuff

It has been a while since we have gone into the facility known as The Franklin Park Conservatory. Quite a bit has changed, especially on the outside part of the park grounds. Inside, the different biomes are still there, with most of the same plants there as we remembered. The connector between the gift shop…