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Overcoming Fear and Remembering to Just Let Go and Move

Though helpful in its ability to keep us away from danger, fear isn’t a good running companion. That's when I realized that I just needed to let go and start moving.

Phil Zumdick Takes Care of a Local Cemetery

What does a sexton do? For Phil Zumdick, who takes care of Mother of God Cemetery in Ft. Wright, it’s a helping profession.

Rev. Olivia Hamilton Ministers to Children and Families

At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program, Rev. Olivia Hamilton helps people make sense of difficult situations through faith.

How My Patio String Lights Helped Me Huddle Against the Storm of 2020

When you have a year of missing so many things, you fixate on having one piece of something magical. And lights, to me, were magical.

My Little Free Library Helped Me Be a Better Neighbor

Creating connections and conversations around the books in her Little Free Library gave this writer a new point of view during the pandemic.

What Menopause Taught Me About Recognizing Racism

Hot flashes remind me that I am neither too young to experience menopause nor too liberal to examine my complicity in racism. I’m exactly on time.

An Ode to the People and Things That Have Helped Me Weather the Pandemic

As columnist Judi Ketteler reflects on how she’s coping with the pandemic, she knows one thing is for certain: This too shall pass.

Curtis Sittenfeld’s New Novel Reimagines Hillary Clinton

The acclaimed Cincinnati-born novelist Curtis Sittenfeld takes readers on the ultimate “What if...” journey in her new novel, Rodham.

In Defense of the Selfie

Selfies look like the very expression of narcissism, but our columnist argues that maybe these images mean just a little bit more.

How Books and Cats Helped Me Figure Out Who I Was Meant to Be

Written words and furry friends boosted me along the journey to figuring out who I was meant to be.