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River Valley Myths and Legends

July 20, 2015 by


River Valley Myths and Legends by Jeremy D. Wells   (Note: This story originally ran in the June 25 issue of the Scioto Voice Newspaper.) The Ohio River Valley is a region steeped in history and tradition, as well as myth, legend and mystery. From the Loveland Frog to Cornstalk’s curse, these stories connect us […]

While I was out…

February 10, 2010 by


I’ve been away from the blog for a while. Needless to say, lots going on. One of those things, I’m sad to admit, has been video games. When there is a lot going on in your personal life that you don’t want to deal with might need a break from dealing with, it’s not uncommon […]

I’m too busy playing video games to do a Thursday post

September 11, 2009 by


So instead go check out this new MMO under development by Funcom (the folks who brought us the Age of Conan MMO). Set in the modern world, it’s based on the premise that, besides the everyday world we all know, a Secret World of demons, monsters,  and shadowy secret societies and conspiracies exists and exerts […]

On the road again

August 6, 2009 by


So, not much to share this Thursday. I’ll spend most of the day on airplanes today until I land in Columbus, OH, jump in my mom’s van, and head south toward Kentucky. I’ll be in the Ohio River Valley for the extended weekend with my family. The same “neck of the woods” that’s home to […]

African Witch Stories

July 30, 2009 by


Some of my favorite news stories come out of sub-Saharan Africa. When looking at African newspapers (or news sites in our modern digital world) it isn’t uncommon to see a story on the development of environmentally friendly technology solutions like solar powered laptops and cooking stoves that run on recycled paper pellets sharing space with […]

Feral Child found in Siberia

May 28, 2009 by


Reuters is reporting that Russian authorities have assumed custody of a five year old girl who has spent the majority of her life locked in an unheated flat in the Siberian city of Chita with a group of dogs and cats. The child, who authorities assume to be around five years old despite stunted growth […]

Because it’s Thursday

April 30, 2009 by


I’m going to try and start a new tradition around here. Every Thursday we’re going to post random links to strange tid-bits in the news that you may have missed, may have seen elsewhere, or may know more about than any of us could begin to. I’ll need your help to keep on task. Sometimes […]