Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2008«

Two more reasons to love Columbus

September 29, 2008

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Every time I come to the conclusion that Columbus is a boring place and that there is nothing new to discover, I am proved wrong. Folks, I have made two major discoveries this past weekend. Both can be categorized as important cultural institutions that help the general populace expand their horizons. My friends Stefan and […]

For the kids

September 28, 2008

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Every once in a while the team that I work with gets together to volunteer some time to help the community. Recently, our charity of choice has been Battelle for Kids, which focuses on improving childhood education. In support of this mission, Battelle hosts a number of conferences for teachers throughout the year. Each of […]

Ripping the Guts Out

September 26, 2008

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I am happy to announce that I have achieved gold VIP status with Hilton. Not only does it mean that I am awarded more points for each stay, my room choice is upgraded based on availability. Mostly though, I am excited to use the fancy new gold card to win friends and influence people. Is […]

Haiku

September 23, 2008

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One of my secret joys is the composition and reading of haiku poems. Haiku is misunderstood by most Westerners, and like many cultural imports, the Americans have managed to water down the original thing to something that is barely recognizable. Think German Pilsner to Coors Light, or Bratwurst to Hot Dogs. In elementary school we […]

The Saturday Brazilian Feast

September 21, 2008

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With all the travel I have done lately, I have not spent much time in my kitchen. In contrast to much of my generation, I love to cook and I would take my own food over any restaurant. Last night I took the time to try out something new – a vegetarian version of a […]

The Diet

September 21, 2008

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Shortly after returning from my first trip to Germany, I decided that I needed to do something about my increasing weight. While beer, bratwurst, and schnitzel taste good, they are also very filling. While not obese, I was getting close to the line of being overweight. I am not a diet person. I hate diets […]

Hurricane Ike

September 16, 2008

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Late Sunday afternoon the remains of Hurricane Ike blew through Ohio. It was quite a spectacle and resulted in massive damage. Per the Columbus Dispatch “The National Weather Service says it can find no stronger winds in its weather history files than Sunday’s 75 mph remnants of Hurricane Ike that caused so much turmoil and […]