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15th Nov

2015

(About trash, context, identity, and reality) While I was emerging from the ocean during a beach vacation in South Carolina, I picked up a piece of trash, a torn plastic Dasani water bottle label that was floating on the surface. I ...

20th Sep

2015

(about planning, happenstance, predictability, and death) Goodale Park’s green space is orderly and controlled. Planting beds are structured, grass is mowed, memorial tree locations are carefully selected – very little happens by ...

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 ...

28th Jun

2015

All walks begin at 6:30 pm with a 30 minute walking tour of Goodale Park. Speaker presentations will begin at 7 pm in the Caretaker Residence building at the center of the park.  July 8 Building an Herbal Wellness Kit Brook ...

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 ...