Let’s Address the Elephant in the Room at Goodale Park

If you’ve ever been to Goodale Park, you may have noticed the park’s pond with it’s unique fountain.

In late 2009, local artist Malcom Cochran was commissioned to design a new fountain for the pond. The fountain was influenced by Columbus, Ohio based, Sells Brothers Circus.

Brothers, Ephraim, Allen, Peter, and Lewis Sells started the circus in 1862 and was known to have played in integral part of Franklin County’s history. The brothers invested over $35,000 into their newly founded show business.

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Investing in a Company that went through 2 reverse splits 😒

I had an extra few hundred dollars that I wanted to use for a quick and easy investment. Started looking into stocks that were priced at less than $2 so I can get more “bang for the buck”.

I found a company called DryShips, Inc. This company was a shipping company that had a 52-week high of over $3,200 per share, based on Yahoo Finance.

I believe the price was around $1.98 when I started looking into them. With a 52-week high of over $3,200, I did a little bit of research. Based on reports, the dividend & yield was high so I could potentially draw in some income. I hedged lightly on the numbers and looked at the company’s strategy.

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Orange Barrel Media reclaims the old Arrow Concrete Company’s Silos

If you’ve driven along I-670 in Columbus, Ohio, you’ve probably seen their infamous colorful billboards that simply pop at you during your morning or evening commute.

Orange Barrel Media is an advertising firm that creates media people talk about. In other words, they make really cool billboard ads. I’m more impressed with their reclaimed office building.

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The Arthur Boke Bridge

I run downtown often. I cross over and through bridges all the time and am usually aware of my surroundings. I truly appreciate the hard work that goes into the design and development in everything.

I saw this sign for the first time today and wish I could’ve noticed it sooner!  The first noted attempt to bridge the gap in racial divide and slavery. Another great story of love and compassion over social norms.

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Got a new MacBook Pro and something unexpected happened…

I was still using my first MacBook Pro when I decided to get one of the new cool Space Gray ones today. 🙂

Not to bore you with the details, but it was Late 2012 model and it’s still working like new. My kids are using it all the time to play games and edit their videos and I was competing for time on the machine.

Decided to make that the family machine and get my own personal machine. I didn’t get the touchbar model; I’m still “old-school” and was only going to use it to write my book, blog, and make basic videos with iMovie.

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One Love Manchester

I’ve been watching parts of the One Love benefit concert for Manchester, hosted by Ariana Grande on YouTube. The concert was viewable live on YouTube and Twitter.

For those not familiar with the story behind the benefit concert, on May 22nd innocent people, including children were killed at an Ariana Grande concert last month from a terrorist attack. Ariana responded with the following tweet immediately after.  Continue reading One Love Manchester

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