Friday, October 24, 2008

For McCain, the Road to Victory Passes Straight Through the Queen City.

About two months ago, on August 29th, I stood outside the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with a “point-and-shoot” Sony digital camera in one hand and a ticket to the John McCain “Road to the Convention” campaign ticket in the other. I was watching the folks in line to see what kind of cameras they were being allowed in, debating if I should return to my car and retrieve my Canon 40d, then see if security would let me in with it.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Back in Athens, back to The Ridges.

Queen City Discovery

-A cobblestone path featuring bricks originally fired in Athens, Ohio leads up to "The Ridges."

"The Ridges" is the name designated for the Ohio University owned, former Athens State Hospital Property. The Kirkbride style hospital originally opened in 1874. For those of you unfamiliar with "Kirkbrides," they were a common style of mental hospitals built on large plots of isolated land where patients took care of the land. Many Kirkbrides like the Athens State Hospital featured self sustaining apple orchards, gardens, and dairy farms. The hospital in Athens became part of Ohio University in 1993 when the final patients left and the grounds were transferred to the school. Today the main ward and wings serve as an art museum and office space, unable to be photographed.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

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Unfortunately this website doesn't get updates as much I'd like to and a a lot of people say they often check and rarely see updates. While I'm still in school and working a lot I'm trying to make some more time to add updates and comments. In the meantime; I have created a form for readers to sign up for email alerts every time the website is updated and to provide some feedback. Your email and information will remain private and only be added to the QCD email list. You do not have to use your real name if you chose. If you wish to sign up for QCD email alerts please click here.

In other news QCD will soon be celebrating it's one year anniversary. To celebrate the 1 year anniversary we will have a new and UPDATED gallery and a new update from our biggest exploration this summer. Stay tuned and if you have any comments hit me up on aim or drop me a line at