"For years I've referred to the burial mound by the quarry as just "The Indian Mound" but when we were out on a scooter ride this afternoon and stopped to visit it, I found out that it has a different name. I'm not so sure I'm a big fan of the name, though.
The Adena people were some of Ohio's first known settlers, living here sometime between 1000 BC and 700 AD. They were hunters, gatherers, traders and farmers who built large effigy and burial mounds. Wikipedia says that "The Adena culture refers to what were probably a number of related Native American societies sharing a burial complex and ceremonial system."
There used to be hundreds of burial sites across the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York region, but only few remain today.
Thousands of years later, in 1929, the daughter of Governor James Campbell "donated" the land to the Ohio Historical Society, and the mound was dedicated to his memory (interesting that they didn't dedicate it...I don't know...to the Adena people?) It's called Shrum Mound because the family who owned the land for generations before the Campbell family did...was named Shrum.
Seems chumpy to me."
"First note has to be a blown out photograph of coffee, right?
Except this is a chai latte. Crud, I can’t do anything right.
Pretty tasty though"
"I have a friend who was an airline attendant. She was routinely amused that part of her job was to thank others for giving her their trash. "Here" (drop cup in the bag) ...."Thank you."
One of the people I respect and enjoy the most in my office building is our housekeeper. I always give her the space she needs to do her job....because my office is static, but she has isht to do elsewhere.
I went in to use the washroom this morning and she was coming out. I hadn't realized she was in there and told her I'd just go downstairs, but she said she was finished.
"You're sure? I don't want to interrupt your work, this is your space....and there are plenty I can use on other floors." (We have 14 floors of toilets, it'd be quite easy.)
She insisted it was okay, but told me a story: "Yesterday I was working on another floor, cleaning their bathroom. A woman came in and asked if I'd wait outside, so she could use it." I was appalled.
My currency is college students and their problems. Because of where they are in their development, their problems are the biggest, the most important. They ARE at the center of their universe.
For those of us who work with them, this is either a quality that can rub off on us...or it can make us highly attuned to see it in others.
My job is a lesson in reminding others that they're not the only ones who exist. I hope the work that I do invites others to do the same."
"With the shortened summer (10 wks) due to our switch from quarters to semesters, all of the campus tidying projects are at full-tilt even before the students have finished their final exams.
Today they were pulling up the turf on the marching band's practice field. I felt awkward, standing there...watching it. Like they were slowly disrobing the Drum Major right in front of me. I had to look away."
"My experience at Ohio State will never be topped by any other place or any other amount of time. I received a full scholarship to OSU based on my identity as Appalachian (a minority), first-generation status, ACT score, grades, and extracurricular activities. This scholarship allowed me to graduate with my bachelor's degree in May 2014 completely debt free, and to learn so much in and out of the classroom that helped me create my identity. I tagged myself at the Shoe (our football stadium), because not only did I spend every Saturday home game here during my undergraduate years (except for the 2011 season, all of us Buckeye fans try to forget that season ever happened), but some of my best memories were made at tailgates, during games, or on the nights after games. The whole city of Columbus obviously provided me with memories and a wonderful college experience and literally gave me a new view on life. Football will always be something for me to return to and connect with at OSU, and the Shoe is a sacred haven for us Buckeyes."
"In October 2012 the Ohio State University Marching Band performed this videogame-themed show during halftime. You really have to just watch it for yourself."
"I was walking to a meeting in the medical school when two (obviously 1st year) Med students got in-step behind me.
"I looked it up last night, I was right."
"Rigor mortis - it only sets in after you die."
"A few hours."
"So that doesn't explain the stiffness I feel after (**insertnameofprofessor**)'s lectures."
"No, not unless you're dead. That's just being 'bored stiff.'"
"Interesting, but not very medical.""