About three years ago I had the privilege of spending some time on the telephone with Don Grate, a Greenfield native who played both professional basketball and baseball, and to this day holds the world record for the longest baseball throw, according...
I am thankful for failing.Yes, I know that sounds rather odd. Thankful for failing? That has to be a typo. Perhaps it should be sailing, or railing, or anything else. After all, nobody likes failing.
It was impossible to tell from last Thursday's front page picture whether Drew Hastings, Ron Priest and Todd Whited were singing “Kumbaya” or not, but the fact that Hastings was shown swearing in Priest as the new captain of the...
Going through the mail this week I came across one of those old-fashioned letters that are rare these days – a handwritten one neatly tucked inside an envelope. It was from my old buddy Mel Kruse.
Growing up, I was that kid who approached a school project the way other kids would a swimming pool: I couldn't wait to dive in and have fun.
I am sure we have all felt lost at some point in our lives.Taking a wrong turn at any place, whether figuratively or literally, can lead to a sense of panic and leave us gripped with fear.It is not a good way to feel.
I love Christmas. It can't come too soon each year for me.
My parents, well, actually it's mostly been my father, have often told me that I should write in this space sometime about the family vacations my siblings and I took them when we were young.
During Hillsboro City Council's meeting on November 10th, I called attention to a couple of pieces of legislation that have been presented to our state legislators. One piece, known as HB 5, has already passed the House of Representatives and it...
Some of the best advice I ever received about writing came from my high school English teacher. She often admitted to the class, “English is weird.”
It's Veterans Day as I write, and I hope to honor by just sharing my memories and other's memories, too.My grandpa smelled faintly of cigarette smoke and kept a pipe and canister of tobacco by his chair of green.
Last week's elections demonstrated once more that the political pendulum swings back and forth, back and forth.
As I was walking out of my parents' home a couple days ago after a sort of impromptu birthday party my mother arranged for my father's 76th birthday, I made a comment about sometimes wishing we could go back in time, or at least freeze...
To start off this column, I'd like to see how many people can guess this classic movie. Here's your first hint: It came out in 1950.That's still pretty broad. Here's another hint: It stars James Stewart.
I have never served in the military. In fact, if I had tried, I think the military powers that be would have kindly (or not-so-kindly) asked me to leave and return to civilian life a week or two into my basic training.
Republicans are celebrating pre-election polls that increasingly show the GOP winning the U.S. Senate after all is said and done on Tuesday.
As I read Hillsboro Mayor Drew Hastings' column in Friday's edition of The Times-Gazette, (“Let's talk about an ice skating rink”) I noticed that he was seeking public input. So, mayor, here's what I...
Let's talk about an ice skating rink.