Columbus Archive

  • I wish I had gotten a better picture. He spun one heel on the blinding white floor and started heading in my direction. His left leg went into a deep […]

    Pimp walking ain’t easy

    I wish I had gotten a better picture. He spun one heel on the blinding white floor and started heading in my direction. His left leg went into a deep […]

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  • I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

    Andyman

    I’ve run along the periphery of Columbus music for 16 or 17 years, and sometimes right through its center. I’ve written about it, talked about it, consumed it, even married […]

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  • I know I’ve been quiet since my brain dump a few weeks ago. Our “only way out is through” era continues with plenty of days that feel semi-normal, in spite […]

    Let’s change the subject to breasts

    I know I’ve been quiet since my brain dump a few weeks ago. Our “only way out is through” era continues with plenty of days that feel semi-normal, in spite […]

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  • We cracked two eggs a few weeks ago, separated the yolks into two bowls and added green food coloring to one, purple to another. Declan swirled a paintbrush in each […]

    The art of being a kid

    We cracked two eggs a few weeks ago, separated the yolks into two bowls and added green food coloring to one, purple to another. Declan swirled a paintbrush in each […]

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  • I’m a staunch defender of Ohio. In my early twenties, I outgrew the need to see it as a geographic space somehow culturally inferior to others, or too stodgy for […]

    A blue state of mind

    I’m a staunch defender of Ohio. In my early twenties, I outgrew the need to see it as a geographic space somehow culturally inferior to others, or too stodgy for […]

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  • In the two weeks between closing on our house and moving in a couple of years ago, I had anxiety dreams about my neighborhood. Once home to Camp Chase, a […]

    The Confederate ghosts of my neighborhood

    In the two weeks between closing on our house and moving in a couple of years ago, I had anxiety dreams about my neighborhood. Once home to Camp Chase, a […]

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  • Our Obama-Biden sign was stolen from our yard today. Looks like a couple of others on the block were as well. Bullies. Subscribe in a reader Copyright Tracy Zollinger Turner, […]

    Stolen

    Our Obama-Biden sign was stolen from our yard today. Looks like a couple of others on the block were as well. Bullies. Subscribe in a reader Copyright Tracy Zollinger Turner, […]

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  • My mother found this sheet, tucked into a white envelope on her front door a couple of days ago. She lives in one of Columbus’ more affluent suburbs (Bexley) and […]

    Freelance scare campaign for McCain

    My mother found this sheet, tucked into a white envelope on her front door a couple of days ago. She lives in one of Columbus’ more affluent suburbs (Bexley) and […]

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  • Yesterday, we hung out in the parking lot of an urban carryout, looking at the side wall of a restaurant called “Chicken Gem’s.” During the years we lived in this […]

    Small moments in democracy

    Yesterday, we hung out in the parking lot of an urban carryout, looking at the side wall of a restaurant called “Chicken Gem’s.” During the years we lived in this […]

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  • So, this was supposed to be our first big week of preschool. But the back end of Ike sneaked up on Ohio and smacked us with 50-70 MPH winds for […]

    Making tree forts out of high wind destruction

    So, this was supposed to be our first big week of preschool. But the back end of Ike sneaked up on Ohio and smacked us with 50-70 MPH winds for […]

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