Monday, March 18, 2013


HIGH ROAD GALLERY, Worthington, Ohio’s showcase for the arts

March 27 to April 27
Artist Reception (open to the public), Sunday, April 7th 2 – 4 pm

Regular Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Friday 12:00 – 4:00

Saturday – 12:00 – 4:00

High Road Gallery exclusively exhibits the work of Central Ohio artists.  Located in the historic Buttles-Pinney-Brown House (aka Sidney Brown House), it is a five-bay brick residence at 12 East Stafford at the corner of High Street.  There is a five inch threshold into the studio and a thirteen inch double step from the studio into the first floor gallery.  The parking lot is sloped. 
The Good Life on the Gulf Before the Oil Spill
An acrylic painting
Linda Lee Greene
To view the online gallery of Linda Lee Greene log onto
The direct link to Linda's latest novel, Guardians and Other Angels is

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Celebrate the Good News With Me

Posted: 06 Mar 2013 05:43 AM PST

(Columbus, OH)—The Ohio Historical Society (OHS) received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a project to increase and share knowledge about Midwestern Native American tribes with community college educators. The grant to OHS is one of only three national awards the NEH made this year under the Bridging Cultures for Community Colleges program.

OHS and its grant partner, the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Community College (NEO A&M), designed Native Americans in the Midwest: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges, a cooperative agreement with the NEH for a three-year faculty and curriculum development project for thirty-six community college faculty on the history of Midwestern Native American tribes.

OHS’s project works with faculty and academic administrators to increase their knowledge of existing research and scholarship on the history Ohio’s Ten Historic Tribes and their removal; introduce faculty to contemporary Native American cultural experiences; and facilitate a community of learning and research through course development and enhancement.

“This grant is an excellent opportunity for OHS to deepen our connections with regional educators interested in understanding Ohio’s historic Native American tribes,” said Sharon Dean, director of museum and library services for OHS.

The NEH grant will support the project from 2013-2015. During this time, OHS and NEO A&M will host three conferences for community college faculty and administrators and provide professional development by compiling historical resources for Midwestern Native American history, exposing community college faculty to scholars and Native American experts, and bringing them to locations that are critical to the Midwestern Removal story. For more information about the project, visit


Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

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Founded in 1885, the non-profit Ohio Historical Society (OHS) provides a wide array of statewide services and programs related to collecting, preserving and interpreting Ohio’s history, archaeology and natural history. The society has over 1.5 million items in its collections throughout its 58 sites and within its 287,000-square-feet Ohio History Center at 800 E 17th Ave. (Exit 111 off I-71), Columbus, Ohio, 43211. The Society receives a portion of its funding from the state, but relies on admission fees, memberships, grants, donations and other forms of revenue to continue to serve Ohioans in the future. For information regarding the Society, contact Shannon Thomas, Communications Specialist, Ohio Historical Society: 614.297.2317, Visit the Ohio Historical Society at

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Predawn World of Saints and Sages


While this entire essay is inspired by him, the italicized portions of it are the actual words of author and physician Deepak Chopra as presented in his ground-breaking treatise, THE BOOK OF SECRETS, Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life.


One of the most common sights in India, or anywhere else in the East, used to be saffron-colored monks in meditation before dawn.  Many other people (my grandmother and mother among them) rise at the same early hour and go to the temple to pray.  The point of this exercise is that they are meeting the day before it begins.

                To meet the day before it begins means that you are present when it is born.  You open yourself to a possibility.  Because there are not yet any events, the infant day is open, fresh, and new; it could turn into anything.  The meditating monks and the people at prayer want to add their influence at the critical moment, like being present at the beginning of a baby’s life…

                At first light, rather than scramble out of bed, continue to recline or sit up in a comfortable position and open your mind and heart to your path as it wishes to unfold.  Let it evolve into a rhythm of feelings.  If you feel new, as if the day is going to be unique; or if you feel such harmony that some stressful issue will be resolved; or if some new creative concept occurs to you; or if you feel such love that you want to settle any differences, or include someone you have excluded; or if you feel a kind of wholeness whereby you know you are in the flow of the universe, then you’ve entered the predawn world where saints and sages have functioned for thousands of years.  What they have been doing, and what you are now beginning to do, is to precipitate reality onto the earth.  You are opening a channel in your own awareness through which renewal, peace, harmony, creativity, love, and wholeness get a chance to be here…Like rain falling out of a clear sky, your influence causes a possibility to become manifest.”