Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort

Fort Laurens, Bolivar, Ohio When I was visiting my family over Christmas this past December, I decided to start this blog and explore weird places nearby.  One day, my adventure crew (a.k.a., my sister, her friend, and my father) and I headed out to explore the somewhat ambitious list of places I wanted to go (including the abandoned amusement park in Chippewa Lake). On our … Continue reading Ohio’s Only Revolutionary War Fort

There’s Something Rotten in the State of Ohio

Green Springs, Ohio Much of my job consists of inside sales and primarily, cold-calling.  And because my employer is based in Ohio and a lot of our clients are also based in Ohio, a lot of their prospects—shocking!—are based in Ohio, too.   So in short, I call a lot of people in Ohio. The more you call companies in Ohio, the more you get intrigued … Continue reading There’s Something Rotten in the State of Ohio

The Patron Saint of Queers, Dandies, and Literati

Dublin  Today’s story takes place not in a random, weird, unknown town in Ohio but in the exotic locale of Dublin, Ireland.  But don’t worry – it’s not your typical tale. Dublin, for me, proved that our world is indeed small and that Oscar Wilde is a beacon of the night for queer folks like moi. Prior to turning the Big 3-0 last December, I … Continue reading The Patron Saint of Queers, Dandies, and Literati

Don’t Get Lost Here After Dark

Secor Metropark, Berkey, Ohio One of the most redeeming facts of Toledo is its metroparks.  I’m not shitting you when I tell you they’re really fucking gorgeous.  I’ve been to almost all of them and really can’t believe how beautiful they are.  The metroparks essentially made the Glass City at least tolerable to me when I first moved here—begrudgingly—in the fall of 2014. The metropark … Continue reading Don’t Get Lost Here After Dark

The Hunt for the Headless Horseman

Sleepy Hollow & Tarrytown, New York Although I now refer to soda as “pop,” easily slip into a distinct Midwestern twang, and live close to cornfields, the foremost part of my childhood was spent in northern New Jersey.  Growing up, I was surrounded by early American history.  My town was colonial; I lived close to important sites from the Revolutionary War. And what I distinctly … Continue reading The Hunt for the Headless Horseman

Buffalo Rock Festival in Stars Hollow

Roche de Bouef Festival, Waterville, Ohio This past October, a friend and I ventured to the nearby village of Waterville, Ohio, to attend what she described as “a weird festival in a town like Stars Hollow.”  As a lifelong Gilmore Girls fan (let’s all pretend that A Year in the Life never existed, shall we?), I was immediately intrigued. Besides, I had nothing better to … Continue reading Buffalo Rock Festival in Stars Hollow