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My Ohio: View From the River

Ohio is a paddler’s paradise, but a leisurely canoe trip occasionally has its hazards.

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My Ohio: Lessons in Short Order

Money for college was just one of the rewards of working the grill at a lakeside diner.

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My Ohio: Bear Tracks

An encounter with a jogger leads to an eagle sighting that results in a lesson about wildlife.

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My Ohio: Please Mr. Postman

A writer longs for the days when mail carriers were a part of the neighborhood.

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My Ohio: Orange Glow

A mother shares what she’s learned from years of growing pumpkins with her kids.

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My Ohio: Unnatural Selection

A vegetable purist ponders how green bean casserole ended up on our Thanksgiving tables.

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My Ohio: The Back Roads

Traveling our state routes offers peace of mind and a place to get lost.

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My Ohio: Wild Reminder

A column of frozen water serves as a lesson in the unpredictability of nature.

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My Ohio: Family Portrait

A mysterious painting stirs the imagination and shows the power of the unknown.

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My Ohio: Lasting Impressions

A missing Monet highlights the things that provide form to the places we call home.

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My Ohio: Storm Warnings

Thunder and lightning remind us why bravery matters in the face of that which we cannot control.

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My Ohio: The Love Boat

A grandmother’s affections are shown through the unlikeliest of gifts.

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My Ohio: Competitive Nature

The Little Miami Triathlon’s sense of adventure draws a nonathlete from the sidelines.

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My Ohio: Gone Fishing

An outdoorsman reflects on the lure of the seemingly ordinary Scioto River.

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My Ohio: Experience Required

The real rewards from the summer jobs of our youth weren’t printed on a paycheck.

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My Ohio: Campus Life

A flood of memories illustrates the power of the places where we first found our way.

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My Ohio: Forever Green

A threat to hemlock trees highlights their importance to our state’s natural spaces.

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Great Ohio Road Trips: Literary Tour

Learn about our literary masters at these destinations that celebrate the lives of great Ohio writers.

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Words to Grow By

Gene Logsdon was both philosopher and farmer, writing more than two dozen books and countless columns during his long career. Here, we share wisdom from his final book, ‘Letter to a Young Farmer’

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My Ohio: A Quiet Place

Visits to southeast Ohio have given this suburbanite a new perspective on country vs. city dwelling.

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