OH Blog and News

Greatness by Association: Veterans Put Service Before Self, by Seth Gordon

Published: May 14, 2020

I am not a veteran. I am fascinated by veterans. I despise war and yet am enamored by the stories of heroism and sacrifice during war. Like many who find themselves supporting veterans in any capacity, two things become clear. First is that veterans are heterogeneous in almost every… Read More

Reflecting in Isolation with Mary Oliver, by Samantha Chase

Published: May 13, 2020

I was so full of energy I was always running around, looking at this and that If I stopped the pain was unbearable. – Mary Oliver, from “The Moths”     Like many people, I’m currently spending almost all of my time at home. Whether spending it productively or at… Read More

Elements of Style: Writing the News, an Interview with Tom Borgerding

Published: May 11, 2020

Tom Borgerding shares tips for identifying what’s newsworthy from 30-plus years in the trade. Listen to this excerpt from a conversation on the news and what makes a good story. Watch here: Elements of Style: Writing the News from Ohio Humanities on Vimeo. Read More

What We’re Reading-Furnishing Eternity: A Father, a Son, a Coffin, and a Measure of Life, by David Giffels

Published: May 8, 2020

By Pat Williamsen Midway through Furnishing Eternity, David Giffels observes, “I’d just gotten blood—my own blood—on a coffin—my own coffin.” It’s a ghoulish remark about the macabre activity of building one’s own coffin while still in the prime of life. But, as Giffels’s editor intuits, Furnishing Eternity “isn’t really a book about a coffin. Read More

Returning Home, by Nick Bochenek

Published: May 7, 2020

Dayton was the closest major city to where I grew up and served as a cultural and geographical landmark for the township where I lived. I recall driving to the city to accompany my parents on business, to go to shops and bakeries, or to watch a basketball game at… Read More

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