Andrew Kennett

Andrew Kennett

Andrew is a recovering academic and current freelance writer. After two years of grad school in history, he now writes about outdoor recreation, weight loss, and politics. He also writes press releases for local non-profits and teaches adult-ed classes.
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  • We Must Curb Religion’s Pernicious Effects on American Society
    We, as a society, must live up to our Enlightenment roots, must strive to create progress, must fight against ignorance and hatred, must curb religion’s pernicious effects on our society.
  • Rob Portman is the Wrong Choice for Ohio's U.S. Senate Seat
    A nominally pro-Israel stance from a U.S. politician is nothing to be alarmed about. Rob Portman, however, proudly declares a rabidly pro-Israel stance, shows no nuance and lacks understanding. His stance also shows poor logic and cloudy thinking.
  • Columbus, Ohio Library Funding on Ballot
    Residents of Columbus, Ohio are being asked to help fund the Columbus Metropolitan Library this November. More than just storage for books, the Columbus Library is an important resource for the city. Vote "Yes" on Issue 4!
  • Guide to Fall Foliage in Columbus, Ohio
    The beautiful fall colors are one of the best aspects of the season. New England isn't the only place to see these colors, though. Here are the best places to view fall leaves in and around Columbus, Ohio.
  • Volunteer Opportunities in Columbus, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio is a growing city full of opportunities. Part of the great vibe of this city is the spirit of involvement among the residents. These volunteer opportunities are your chance to join the community.
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Columbus, Ohio's Best Ice Cream Shop
    Ice cream just does not get any better than how it comes at Jeni's. Creative recipes, passion for what they are doing, and the use of quality, local ingredients makes Jeni's Ice Creams the best in Columbus, if not the world.
  • Two Waterfalls in Northwest Columbus, Ohio
    People often think of Columbus, Ohio as a flat, boring place. Hayden and Indian Run Falls will make you think twice about that. These waterfalls in the northwest part of the city are close together, making for a fun trip.
  • One-Eyed Cat Eats Ice Cream
    Scar, our pirate kitty, enjoys an ice cream bar while a lullaby plays in the background. Scar is a tough cat, but he still has some gentle kitten in him.
  • Solid Rock Church Shows Anti-Christian Mindset in Rebuilding Touchdown Jesus
    Pastors Lawrence and Darlene Bishop, along with the congregation of Solid Rock Church in Monroe, Ohio are showing very un-Christ-like minds in the decision to rebuild the King of Kings statue, commonly referred to as Touchdown Jesus or Big Butter Jesus.
  • 2010 Fourth of July Fireworks in Columbus, Ohio
    Celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence this Fourth of July with fireworks displays in and around Columbus, Ohio. There are many fireworks shows to choose from as many suburbs and neighborhoods compete for the best show.
  • Pope's Latest Message Shows His True Evil
    In a homily delivered on June 11, 2010, Pope Benedict asked God to protect Catholic priests rather than their victims. In fact, he refuses to call the children raped and molested by priests 'victims' at all. Instead, they are 'persons involved.'
  • There Simply is No Reason to Believe in Gods
    The existence of gods is just as laughable as the existence of Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, or the Tooth Fairy. Yet, so many alleged adults persist in the belief of one class of these fairy tale creatures. These theists are simply deluding themselves,
  • Columbus, Ohio's Hidden Gems: Dawes Arboretum
    Dawes Arboretum, located just outside of Columbus, is a treat for nature lovers in central Ohio. For more than 80 years, Dawes Arboretum has been a haven with large stands of trees, great hiking trails, and restful gardens, all within minutes of Columbus.
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Analysis
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a classic of American literature. This plot summary and analysis provides a detailed insight into the meaning of this play and what it says about American history.
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Acts III and IV
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a classic of American literature. This plot summary and analysis provides a detailed insight into the meaning of this play and what it says about American history.
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller: Acts I and II
    The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a classic of American literature. This plot summary and analysis provides a detailed insight into the meaning of this play and what it says about American history.
  • Time for Boy Scouts to Move Past the Hate
    The Boy Scouts are the largest youth organization in this country, and they claim to teach children to lead upright, moral lives. However, what they really teach is hatred and bigotry. It is time for the Boy Scouts to change or for people to leave them.
  • Who Can Perform a Wedding?
    State laws vary on the question of who can perform a wedding, but there are some common answers applicable across the United States. There are also ways that you can become eligible to perform weddings in some states.
  • Five Top Facebook Privacy Tips
    As Facebook grows in popularity among social networking sites, its regard for user privacy seems only to decrease. Protecting your privacy and your personal data has become more important than ever on this website.
  • Catholics Are in League with Satan
    Time and again, the Catholic Church has shown that it is the face of evil in this world. From child sex abuse to abetting the spread of AIDS in Africa to coercing women to die for no reason, the Catholic Church shows itself to be corrupt and despicable.
  • America: Christian Country or Country Full of Christians?
    It seems that every time an election rolls around we hear more and more that America was founded as a Christian nation, but is that claim true? No, America was not founded as a Christian nation. There is no historical support for this myth.
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  • Three Viral Videos for the History Lover
    The study of history is no longer relegated to dusty archives and quiet libraries. These viral videos prove that the internet can be home to history buffs just as easily as to lovers of silly cat pictures.
  • GEICO Silences Voice Actor
    On Wednesday, April 21, voice actor Lance Baxter was fired by GEICO after an exchange between the actor and leadership of the Tea Party movement. It was a move so dumb, only a caveman would do it.
  • Top 3 Microbrews in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania is home to a lot of breweries, from long-standing producers to new microbreweries. Some of the best microbrews in the state come from the Allentown and Philadelphia areas, and the best brewpub can be found in the middle of the state.
  • Book Review: Hawk by Brian Neary
    Hawk by Brian Neary is a self-published techno-thriller involving a CIA agent, a pair of military scientists, and a Muslim terrorist plot. The makings of a decent story, however, are spoiled by poor writing and a lack of editing.
  • Book Review: Bones of Contention by Jeanne Matthews
    Fans of Manor House mysteries have a new author to add to their library. Jeanne Matthews's debut novel, Bones of Contention, will hit stores in June, 2010. Set in Australia, this mystery has the twists and turns to hold readers rapt.
  • Best Bars in State College, PA
    For students at Penn State and residents of State College, a good drink is never more than a short walk away. This town boasts an enormous selection of bars of all description. This article describes some of the very best bars State College has to offer.
  • Book Review: The Passage by Justin Cronin
    Justin Cronin's The Passage is a massive entry into the post-apocalyptic world. From disaster to survival to renewal, this first book in a projected trilogy will hold you spellbound for hours.
  • Top 5 Cross-Genre Cover Songs
    Cover songs are often a love them or hate them topic. Some of the best cover songs, though, are those that cross genres to bring new life, new meaning, or a new audience to a song. This is a list of five of the greatest cross-genre covers made.
  • The Best Burgers in Columbus
    Columbus is home to Wendy's and White Castle, fast food staples. This is far from the extent of good burgers in Columbus, though. From bison to bar food, Columbus restaurants have some of the best burgers around.
  • Three Great First Dates in Columbus, OH
    Ohio's capital city offers many options for couples. From dining to activities, fun to romantic, first date opportunities abound in Columbus.
  • A History Degree Can Be a Door Opener
    Teaching may be the road most history majors take, but it can open doors in other fields. The tools gained while earning a history degree lend themselves well to a number of businesses.
  • Top Three Weekend Escapes in Ohio
    Ohio, often forgotten except as the butt of jokes, holds a surprising diversity of recreation, sports, culture, history, and nature opportunities. Visitors from Ohio and around the U.S. will love these weekend getaways in Ohio.
  • Earth Day 2010 in Columbus Ohio
    Earth Day is right around the corner. In Columbus and central Ohio, there are many opportunities to volunteer to help the environment and even get rewarded at the big celebration.
  • Two Guinness Desserts for St. Patrick's Day
    Want the perfect ending for your Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner? A seasonal start to your festivities? A pleasant alternative to green beer? Try these two Guinness desserts, and your taste buds will dance a jig.
  • Religion: A License to Kill Children
    Religious radicals in Oregon cause the death of their children and face only small penalties. Does religion provide a license to kill? Faith Healers around the country seem to think so.
  • Domino's Fails to Deliver with New Pizza
    After 50 years, Domino's created a new pizza. Claiming to have improved the cheese, crust, and sauce, Domino's has staked their reputation on this new product. The only good news for the chain is that they have very little to lose with those stakes.
  • Product Review: New Starbucks Ice Cream Flavors
    Starbucks has a new line of ice cream flavors based on their signature coffee drinks. This ice cream is rich, both in texture and in coffee flavor, and it makes a welcome addition to any freezer.
  • Two Homemade Cold Remedies
    The search for the cure for the common cold has not found any fruit, but there are many homemade remedies to alleviate the suffering. This article gives two home cold cures: one a hot drink from Pennsylvania, the other a vitamin-packed vegetable soup.
  • Ten Last-Minute Christmas Gifts Under $15 for Everyone on Your List
    Are you still looking for a Christmas present for someone on your list? Operating on a tight budget? Check out this list of gift ideas for just about anyone, and at less than $15 each, these presents won't break the bank.
  • Ten Low-Cost Holiday Presents Under $25
    As the countdown to Christmas winds down, many of us are looking for last minute presents for a wide variety of people on our lists. These inexpensive options are some of the best bets for pleasing your holiday gift recipients, all for less than $25.
  • Review: Volk's Game by Brent Ghelfi
    What do you get when you cross the Russian Mafia, former KGB agents, a long-lost da Vinci painting, and an army sniper? You get Volk's Game, an explosive debut thriller starring new anti-hero Alexei Volkovoy, and you get a wild ride.
  • Review: Dirty Little Angels by Chris Tusa
    The New Orleans world crafted by Chris Tusa is a dark, morally ambiguous place, a world in which the teenage protagonist grows up amongst sex, drugs, violence, religion, and more. Dirty Little Angels is a bleak, grim look at reality, and a great read.
  • Book Review: Into the Path of Gods by Kathleen Cunningham Guler
    The opening shot of a series reconfiguring the tale of King Arthur, Into the Path of Gods is a fast-paced tour through fifth century Britain. A good story, but one that does not quite know what it wants to be.
  • Men's Guide to Last Minute Christmas Gifts for the Woman in Your Life
    As the days count down toward Christmas, many of us men will be scrambling to find the perfect present for our wives and girlfriends. This guide will help men find gifts for their special woman.
  • Comfort's Faulty Introduction to Darwin's Origin of Species
    Ray Comfort and brainwashed child-star Kirk Cameron have released a new edition of Charles Darwin's Origin of Species with a new "Special Introduction." This introduction shows logic and arguments as faulty as one would expect from Mr. Banana.
  • Men's Guide to Christmas Shopping at Bath and Body Works
    Stores like Bath and Body Works, full of fragrances, soaps, lotions, and more can be a mystifying experience for men. However, these stores may hold the perfect Christmas gift for your wife or girlfriend. Now you can shop these stores with confidence.
  • Drinkwell 360: Perfect Pet Drinking Fountain
    The Drinkwell 360 is the perfect drinking fountain for any pet and is indispensable for multiple pet families. Cats and dogs alike can use this drinking fountain which has made untold improvements over earlier models.
  • Book Review: Regression by Kathy Bell
    Regression is the first in a series of sci-fi novels about the efforts to stave of a certain, coming doom. To save the world, several men and one woman are sent back in time to establish a potential future for mankind.
  • Top Five Tips for a Great Winter Solstice Party
    From decorations to refreshments to the night's focal point, this article presents five of the best tips for making your next Winter Solstice celebration the best it can be.
  • The 400 Calorie Fix, Super Diet or Passing Fad?
    With its debut on the Rachael Ray Show, the 400 Calorie Fix is the latest in a long-line of celebrity-endorsed diet plans. The real question is: does it work? Get the real scoop on this diet and its likelihood of success.
  • Holiday Diet Survival Guide
    Both Thanksgiving and Christmas often mean large family meals. This holiday diet survival guide will show you how to maintain your weight loss during the holidays.
  • Book Review: 24 Bones by Michael Stewart
    In the battle between good and evil, the dividing lines can become blurred. Layer on centuries of mystery, ancient gods, and lust for power and the blurring grows. One thing is certain, though, Egypt, and the rest of the world, will never be the same.
  • Top Picks for Charity Christmas Gifts
    Stuck for ideas for Christmas presents? Charity Christmas giving may be the answer. These gifts can make the giver and the recipient feel good without cluttering up the house. Here are five great charities for your Christmas gift needs.
  • The Immaculate Conception Makes Jesus Unnecessary
    The Immaculate Conception, that oft-misunderstood Catholic doctrine that Mary was born without Original Sin, makes the birth and sacrifice of Jesus an unnecessary, indeed cruel, act by God.
  • Atheist Parents' Guide to Refusing Baptism
    In a country where atheists are the most reviled minority, it can be hard to raise your child as you like. This guide discusses how to deal with one of the most commonly pushed actions on atheist parents, baptizing their infants.
  • Winterfair, Columbus Ohio's Favorite Christmas Market
    Now in its 33rd year, Winterfair remains a Columbus, OH tradition for Christmas shopping. Artists and artisans have great gifts for everyone on your shopping list. This year's Winterfair will be a 3-day event, perfect for all Christmas shoppers.
  • Holiday Light Displays in Columbus Ohio
    Nothing says Christmas and the holidays like lighting displays. From Wildlights to Dickens Victorian Village, these are five of the best light shows in the Columbus, OH area. Be sure to catch these holiday lights to make your Christmas bright!
  • Fourth and Goal
    There are only seconds left. Will the demons of the past resurface and ruin everything?
  • Magnetic: Dial for Men's Pheromone Infused Body Wash
    Will a pheromone-infused body wash really get you the girls? Dial's Magnetic boasts the ability to boost your chances, and it may just back that up.
  • Five Fun and Free Ways to Spend Your Day in Columbus, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio is a growing, vibrant city, and it offers residents and visitors alike many great free activities. This article highlights five of the best options for having fun in Columbus without spending a dime.
  • Tips for the Tired to Fight Fatigue
    Feeling tired? Are you dragging through life life a zombie? Try these tips, from instant fixes to lifestyle changes, to fight off fatigue and feel your best.
  • Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky
    The Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY is both a shrine to Biblical literalism and an offense against scientific and historical fact (not to mention an insult to visitors' intelligence). This site makes a mockery of the word 'museum.'
  • Parking Tickets and Rental Cars
    If you get a parking ticket while driving a rental car, what should you do? The only sane answer is to pay the ticket to avoid potential late payment penalties and administrative fees from the rental company.
  • Foods for Healthy Looking Skin
    Do you want healthier, better looking skin? Before you spend a fortune on beauty products that may not work, see if you are eating enough of these foods that help promote skin health and help give you great looking skin.
  • Creating Great Homemade Gifts for Adults
    Homemade gifts are an excellent way to show you care about the people on your list. These great ideas for homemade gifts for adults will make you the hit of the Christmas season.
  • Best Low Cost Gifts for Couples this Holiday Season
    Shopping for cheap gifts doesn't mean giving bad presents. These low cost gifts for couples help stretch your budget and give the recipients another way to spend time together.
  • Top 8 Ways to Add Calcium to Your Diet
    From building bones to strengthening your heart, calcium plays an important role in the body. These eight foods will help you maximize your calcium intake in delicious ways.
  • Five Essential Nutrients for Your Baby's Health
    Your baby's first year is an important one for development. It is important to start them off right with proper nutrition. Whether you feed breast milk or formula, these are the nutrients your baby needs.
  • Mulled Spiced Wine on a Winter's Hike
    Mulled spiced wine is an excellent warming winter beverage. This recipe is a classic version of this drink, supplemented by a story of its importance to me.
  • The Five Best Belgian Beers Available in the United States
    Belgian beers come in a variety of styles, and there are great beers in each of these styles available in the U.S. Strong ales, trappist style, wheat beers and lambics are featured.
  • Ohio Voters, Say Yes on Issue Three
    Say 'Yes' on Issue 3 and say 'Yes' to Ohio's economic future. Casinos will bring needed jobs and tax revenues to the state.
  • Pick Your Own Pumpkins in Columbus, Ohio
    Fall means Halloween, which means Jack-o-Lanterns! Visit these farms near Columbus, Ohio to pick your own pumpkins.
  • Twitter, the Ultimate Social Networking Tool to Promote Content
    Twitter is among the best social networking tools to help authors promote their work, gain exposure, and increase page views.
  • Fantastic Beer Pairings for Vegetarian Dishes
    Beers pair well with many foods. Consider these tips and suggestions when deciding on a beer to serve with your vegetarian fare.
  • Great Beef and Beer Pairings
    The rich taste of beef cries out for beer, both in the cooking process and while eating it. Try these great beef and beer pairings the next time you declare that beef is what's for dinner.
  • Delicious Beer and Chicken Pairings
    Matching beverages to food is no longer the domain of wines alone. Beer and chicken pair well together, both in terms of cooking and eating.
  • Sleep Tips for New Moms
    When a baby enters a home, it seems all hopes for a restful, rejuvenating night of sleep fly out the window. However, that does not have to happen. This article details five tips that can help new moms get the sleep they need.
  • DIY: How to Install a Chair Rail
    Installing a chair rail can make a dramatic decorative change to a room. This how-to guide will give any homeowner the know how to tackle this project.
  • Best AC Content: Eco-Friendly Halloween Tips 2009
    Halloween should be scary for us, but it need not be scary for the environment. The eco-friendly tips contained in these articles will help you celebrate without damaging the environment.
  • Best of AC Content: Halloween Safety Tips 2009
    Don't let your holiday turn out scary for all of the wrong reasons. These Halloween safety tips will have you enjoying a safe and fun time year after year.
  • Install Linoleum Tile Floors like a Pro
    The average homeowner can install a linoleum tile floor as a long-lasting, environmentally-friendly alternative to vinyl. These tips and tricks will make that process easier.
  • Swine Flu Preparation at Howling Wolf Photography in Columbus, Ohio
    Reasonable preventative measures coupled with staying home while sick highlight the response to the swine flu.
  • Storyteller Series by G.R. Grove - Review
    The Storyteller Series (comprised of Storyteller, Flight of the Hawk, and The Ash Spear) follows an apprentice bard around 6th century Wales. These exceptional books are filled with characters and culture, along with action and adventure.
  • Best Wine and Chicken Pairings
    Forget the tired and trite "rule" of white wines for white meats. Reds dominate this list of wine pairings for chicken. The pairings are broken down by the preparation method for the chicken.
  • Best Haunted Houses in New York City
    Halloween is about being scared out of your wits, and these two New York City attractions accomplish just that. Visitors to either of these should be prepared to be scared like they never have before.
  • Tips for an Eco-Friendly Halloween
    Halloween is a fun time for all of us, and these tips help make it an environmentally friendly time without sacrificing any of the fun or frights.
  • Top 5 Halloween Date Ideas
    Halloween is not just for kids! This night of fright lends itself well to a wide variety of dating possibilities. This article highlights five ideas for Halloween dates that run the gamut from active and fun to spooky and cuddly.
  • 5 Best U.S. Halloween Destinations
    Halloween is a time for frights. These five destinations, from Minnesota to New York to Georgia, will provide you with family fun and super scares.
  • Guide to Installing a New Thermostat
    A programmable thermostat can help the average household save approximately 10% on their heating and cooling bills. These savings will pay for a new thermostat in only a few months, making this easy project a win-win for homeowners.
  • Religious Radicals Ban Band Shirt
    Evolution does not belong in schools. This is the unbelievable battle-cry of Missouri Christians who set out to ruin band programs as well as science education.
  • How to Replace Your Furnace Filter
    Replacing your furnace filter is a quick and easy home improvement project. Doing so will help reduce your heating bill, and it has potential health benefits as well.
  • Tips for a Safe Halloween
    Halloween should be scary, but not because of anything bad happening to you or a loved one. These 10 safety tips can help you keep things safe and fun for everyone.
  • Sleep Apnea: A Truly Silent Killer, Pt. II
    Apnea is often a silent killer, but the testing and treatment, however, is non-invasive and relatively simple. There is nothing to fear in getting your potential apnea checked, and so much better sleep and so many more enjoyable years to gain!
  • Sleep Apnea: A Truly Silent Killer, Pt. I
    Do you often dream that you are drowning or can't catch your breath? Do you often have a headache upon waking for the day? If so, you may be one of 20 million Americans with sleep apnea, a potentially fatal condition that can usually be treated easily.
  • Recipe Review: Rachel Ray's Balsamic Chicken
    Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Meals ideas are great for the on-the-go cook. Adding a little time, or even splitting the preparation and cooking times, can make these good dishes great.
  • The Best Diet-Friendly Frozen Pizzas
    America loves pizza, especially the convenience of frozen pizza. But can you enjoy this favorite treat while on a diet? Yes! These five pizzas are delicious and diet friendly.
  • 7 Great Hiking Trails in Columbus, Ohio
    Despite its reputation as being flat and boring land, Columbus is home to some very good hiking. Featured here are the Columbus Metro Parks, Hocking Hills, and more.
  • 10 Great Scary Movies for Halloween
    Halloween is the perfect time for a scare. Pick from these top 10 Halloween movies and scare yourself to death. Okay, only half to death so you can come back and read my articles again.
  • Nine Great Beers from Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania's German and British heritage combine to give it an amazing beer culture. This article explores nine of the author's favorite Pennsylvania brews (plus 2 additional mentions) from four breweries.
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