Every November, Cincinnati hosts this crazy little festival — Balluminaria — where a bunch of people light up hot air balloons around a lake on a hill. Every November, I’ve wanted to go. This is the first time it happened. It was bizarre and beautiful. Thanks to everyone who made it so fun (and to … More Balloons on fire!
So I guess real-life blue people once frolicked along the banks of eastern Kentucky’s Troublesome Creek like so many carefree giant Smurfs. Is this a thing people know about? Am I late to the game? During a boring recent afternoon, my friend the internet alerted me to something called methemoglobinemia, a condition that can give … More The blue people of Kentucky
I took my first plane ride when I was 12, when my family went from Minneapolis to Myrtle Beach, S.C, for a few weeks on the beach. We got plastic wings to pin to our shirts and extra Biscoff cookies and a view of the ground as we’d never seen it. I remember passengers smiling … More Let’s talk travel
Some of you didn’t appreciate my blog post on the state of Cincinnati dining yesterday, which is great. I enjoy a good discussion — and I love a heated argument (which has frustrated many a boyfriend, but that’s a story for a later date.) Bring on the counterpoints! I’m not arrogant enough to believe I’m … More Cheerleaders don’t change the world
I once “reviewed” restaurants for an ad-heavy publication that encouraged us to play nice with potential sources of revenue. And so I found ways to side-step undercooked fish and foul pieces of meat (“The fries were incredible!”). If the place was a rancid sty, I’d play up its cozy charm. If the service was lousy, … More On the (sad) state of Cincinnati dining