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Writer. Digital news editor for The Columbus Dispatch and Former farmgirl. Big-time scuba diver.

Random Thoughts | Mystery solved when light bulb goes off — My house tends to fall apart. Given its age (125), minor catastrophes are expected. The wood rots. The brick sidewalk heaves and settles, wreaking havoc on the picket fence. Once, I rested my hand on the shower wall and all of the tiles crumbled, leaving me shoulder-deep in water pipes.

Bison born at Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, just in time for Mother's Day — Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park welcomed a new bison to its herd yesterday. The staff thinks that the calf was born sometime Thursday morning. A park manager noticed that one bison was separated from the others, and staff members saw the calf a short time later, said Franklin County Metro Parks spokeswoman Peg Hanley.

If you try Chipotle's Sofritas today, you can get a free burrito — By: Kelly Lecker Chipotle wants people to try their new vegan Sofritas. The tofu menu item might be a hard sell for some, so the restaurant chain is offering an incentive. Customers who buy a Sofritas menu item today can bring their receipt back from Tuesday to Feb.

Facebook plans to weed out hoaxes for you — Tired of the Facebook posts that you know are nothing but hoaxes? Facebook is, too. The social media giant said today that it plans to weed out posts that are scams or hoaxes. It will prevent them from showing up in many users' newsfeed, and the post will carry a message alerting readers that other Facebook users have reported the post as a hoax.

Dog rides bus to dog park, alone — One dog in Seattle is not letting his owner's pokiness keep him from the dog park. Eclipse, a two-year-old labrador retriever mix, has gained fame on Facebook and YouTube because she often rides the bus from her home to the dog park by herself.

Change in Cadbury Creme Egg recipe outrages British fans — Fans of Cadbury Creme Eggs are having a fit after the company changed the recipe on the chocolate shell. But before any American chocolate lovers freak out, the change appears to only affect Cadbury's product in the U.K.

All Abuzz: 2014 was ruled by selfies — The season of year-end recaps has arrived. This year, though, a new category has emerged: selfies. According to Twitter trends, 2014 was the year of the selfie. Many websites and news organizations have thus included such self-shot photos in their year-end tallies of key events.

Five-year-old Dublin boy sends his allowance - $1 - to save the UAB football program — Make no mistake: Bennett Williams is an Ohio State football fan. But when the 5-year-old Dublin boy was looking at the logos of all 125 football teams, he noticed the fiery dragon that belonged to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He decided he liked UAB football too.

What you missed on YouTube this week: Babies, Steve Carrell, NASA parody — It's hard to sift through the thousands of YouTube videos uploaded each day. So for those who are short of time (or who can't watch YouTube at work), here are some of this week's popular clips. Actor Steve Carrell made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, and he made the already popular Ragtime Gals an even bigger success.

World Cup, Ebola dominate social media this year — The World Cup and Ebola dominated conversations on Facebook and Twitter in 2014. Both social media giants released year-end recaps this week. On Facebook, the top global issues were the World Cup, the Ebola virus outbreak, elections in Brazil and Robin Williams. Facebook users in the United States posted the most about Ebola.
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Jun 22, 2015

Sometimes I do ridiculous things. And I own up to it. My column today:

Jun 22, 2015

Photographers from @dispatchalerts captured the exciting, soaking moments of @cmhpride parade.

Jun 03, 2015

RT @DispatchAlerts: Columbus Dispatch print products sold to New Media Investment Group

May 28, 2015

Not sure I love the idea of #spellingbee co-champions. I'd like to see an all-night spelling duel.

May 28, 2015

Do these kids have photographic memories and memorized the dictionary, or are they just that brilliant? I'm thinking brilliant.#spellingbee

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