The Only Ten I’ve Seen

My family’s cottage on Atwood Lake is home to an accumulation of hand-me-down couches and recliners that no longer fit the stylish standards of “this season’s” (or this decade’s) décor. Among these mismatched items stands a five-shelf bookshelf that showcases a small portion of my great-grandfather’s library of encyclopedias, poetry, drama and philosophical texts. The […]

Old Schooled

Brownhelm Elementary School: Home to the the famous three Rs of education: reading, writing and rusty old railings. (Okay, maybe that’s the four Rs. There’s a reason why I didn’t include arithmetic, after all!) This old school opened its doors in 1889 housed grades 1-12 for over 60 years before the Firelands Local School District […]

Rocking Around the Sandusky

Some girls look forward to receiving cute texts wishing them a good night, sans biting bed bugs. Others cherish waking up to thoughtful “good morning” messages, reminding them how they’re in the forefront of their significant others’ minds, even in the earliest of hours. I, on the other hand, was particularly satisfied one afternoon when I found […]

Hike Farther

Waking up the morning after a day of hiking covered in scrapes and feeling noticeably sore is a strong indicator of two things: 1. I’m rather out of shape, and 2. The previous day’s adventure was pretty successful. On this humid, overcast Saturday afternoon, I ventured to Cascade Park in Elyria, Ohio. In addition to several hiking trails in […]