I took a trip to Athens recently, but this time Athens was pronounced with a long A.
I left in the morning from Athens (pronounced Ath-ens), Ohio and ended up in Athens (Ae-thens), Illinois. When I arrived, I was not sure if I should use the bathroom or the batheroom.
I have a brother who lives in Athens, Illinois, so the visit was a good opportunity to see him (and his wife) while we compared our Athenses. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Athenses (and several more)”
Fall is a perfect time to reflect on different subjects while you are enjoying being outside. Here are a few items I contemplated while on a few recent walks. Continue reading “Escalators, Teletubbies, forks and stinky trees are all part of the magic of Fall”
With summer coming to a close, it’s a good time to pile together a few random thoughts about recent events here in Athens, Ohio and around the country.
- It’s amazing how Athens can go from a quiet summer city to a packed university town in one day. The streets and sidewalks are suddenly jammed with people and it pretty much changed overnight, just as it does several times each year. It’s one of many things that I like about Athens, but it’s always an adjustment.
- The eclipse on Monday was interesting, but I’ll be honest, I was a little worried about germs with everyone sharing eclipse glasses. I hope we never have a big eclipse during flu season.
Continue reading “The eclipse, Kyrie Irving and crowded sidewalks all fall under this column’s Path of Totality”
Even when I am not trying, I am setting records.
The other night, for example, I went to see a Southern Ohio Copperheads baseball game with my lovely wife and her equally lovely mother, and we had lovely (but not as lovely was my wife and mother-in-law), time at the ballpark.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the Copperheads, they are a summer baseball team based in Athens, Ohio. The team is made up of college all-stars from around the region, and they play in a wooden bat league against teams also filled with college all stars. Continue reading “Fun night out features Copperheads baseball, fireworks and a new record I set”
A few random thoughts related to summer in Athens, Ohio
I like the new extra wide sidewalks on West Union Street in Uptown Athens. I’m not sure I completely understand the reasons for them, but they look sweet. I enjoy how they appear modern with the smooth curves, but also historic with the bricks that have been included. They even have benches and super short trashcans that make me feel extra tall while walking. I may take some trash up there just because it looks fun to throw it into those short cans. Continue reading “Supersized sidewalks and a few thoughts about summer in Athens, Ohio”