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23rd Jul

2015

(about paint cans, screwdrivers, transformation & identity, McGyver, holidays, and Shakespeare) ‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy; Thou art thyself, though not a screwdriver only. What’s a screwdriver? It is not ...

17th Jun

2015

 (about trash, time perception, acceleration of life, and living in the moment) Trash has marked the passage of time for me. During the winter months I spend many trash-free pre-dawn meditative mornings walking with our dog in Goodale ...

17th May

2015

(about a plaque, lies, lying, laying, deception, and redemption) There are lies in Goodale Park. You can find five of them on the plaque below the bust of Lincoln Goodale on the monument near the southeast entrance. Now that I think ...

22nd Mar

2015

(about peeling wallpaper, satisfaction, removing, metaphors, and ice cream) I was surprised and a little embarrassed recently when I realized that I was enjoying peeling off old wallpaper more than I probably should. I was getting our ...

25th Jan

2015

(About snow, confrontation, serenity, trash, beauty, and peace) I hope it snows soon. I mean, really snows. We’ve had snow in Goodale Park recently, but it was the standard Columbus fare (an inch or so – an amount that we people ...

24th Nov

2014

(about abnormalities, normalcy, Christmas, xenophobia, and hope) At Comfest I often see a particular guy with a nauseating warty skin condition; throughout the year in Goodale Park and our neighborhood there are several people who ...

20th Oct

2014

(about trash, treasures, history, cursive writing, and social conditioning) As I shoveled a pile of hundred-year-old debris from a hidden area behind a third-floor tower room wall in our house, I picked up a shovelful with something ...

22nd Sep

2014

(about maps, representations, shadows, and reality) The Flytown historical marker at the southwest corner of Goodale Park displays a map with an arrow that says, “You are here”.  But you’re not. The arrow on the metal map points ...

9th Jul

2014

(about tagging, “broken window” theory, marking, preference and communication) Recently in and near Goodale Park there has been some tagging activity, which I am loath to share visually for fear of reinforcing the behavior. But ...

2nd Jun

2014

(about elitism, privilege, affluence, separation, perspective, and community) Consider yourself warned. If you step inside Goodale Park, you expose yourself to a powerful environment that will probably change you. Like water flowing ...