Lately I have been asked about some of the old church buildings of Columbus that have been lost to so-called progress.
What has the magic power to transport us through space and time back to a moment, whether happy or sad?
On Monday, from about noon until 3 p.m. (local time), most of us are going to stop what we're doing to note a natural phenomenon -- a solar eclipse. When the eclipse is full, at approximately 1:28 p.m., the sun will look like a small orange crescent and the skies will be dark, but not entirely dark.
It is important to look beyond the riot.
"They had found a leader, Robert E. Lee -- and what a leader! ... No military leader since Napoleon has aroused such enthusiastic devotion among troops as did Lee when he reviewed them on his horse Traveller."
I thought nothing regarding the Kemper power plant could surprise me anymore, but I was wrong.
The birth of a child is a happy occasion that inspires joy and celebration.
T.Mac Howard is not your typical civic club speaker, which probably accounts for his popularity.
Almost a century ago, Rabindranath Tagore -- Indian Noble Laureate for Literature in 1913 -- wrote a song beginning the line, "Streams of bliss are flowing across the universe."
An insane woman was madly swinging her pocketbook at strangers on the street. No one tried to shame or reason with her.
Every time you flip on a light switch, you are literally unleashing evidence the idea of American exceptionalism, at least in its traditionally accepted form, is false.
I don't believe that Donald Trump is a racist. I don't think he's a closet white supremacist or a suit and tie neo-Nazi. I don't believe he hates Jews.
Only hours after a protest organized by white nationalists against the removal of a Confederate monument erupted in chaos and deadly violence Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Southern mayor announced the violence had caused him to speed up plans for relocating Confederate statuary in his town.
1. Ask Rufus: Lost churches of Columbus LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Editorial Cartoons for 8-20-17 NATIONAL COLUMNS
3. Voice of the people: Lee Roy Lollar Jr. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
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