A new guard emerges in Hillsboro

A new guard emerges in Hillsboro

As we all know, “Getting Drew” has become an unhealthy obsession for a few people, and last Tuesday’s election result is not likely ...

November 9th, 2015 updated: November 9th, 2015. |  


Kitchen memories and ‘important stuff’

Kitchen memories and ‘important stuff’

I can’t count how many of my memories are dusted in flour or sprinkled with spices.Food is an important part of life – and not just as fue...

November 4th, 2015 |  


Thank goodness, it’s only Frankenstein

Thank goodness, it’s only Frankenstein

A few days ago when my sister, Ann, convinced me that I had to play a role among all the other spooky characters on hand at The Times-Gazette’s ...

November 2nd, 2015 updated: November 2nd, 2015. |  



Naughty, nice, and the mayor’s race

Naughty, nice, and the mayor’s race

Originally posted October 26, 2015It is fitting that each General Election comes so closely on the heels of Halloween, and these days the holiday actu...

October 31st, 2015 updated: October 31st, 2015. |  


It’s the teacher, not the book

It’s the teacher, not the book

It’s that time of year. No, not when thoughts turn to witches, pumpkins and leaves drifting to the ground. It’s World Series time.Yes, I&#...

October 30th, 2015 updated: October 31st, 2015. |  


October is passage to best time of year

October is passage to best time of year

Fall is just the best time of year and I think that is due in large part to the involvement of all the senses. Of course, one could argue the same abo...

October 27th, 2015 |  


Naughty, nice, and the mayor’s race

Naughty, nice, and the mayor’s race

It is fitting that each General Election comes so closely on the heels of Halloween, and these days the holiday actually coincides with the election, ...

October 26th, 2015 |  


Just adding to the lists

Just adding to the lists

Back in high school I spent most of my study halls hunched over a notebook; writing until my hand started to cramp; and glancing up at the clock, begg...

October 21st, 2015 |  


Wisdom is wisdom no matter the source

Wisdom is wisdom no matter the source

One of my favorite movies is the 1986 “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”The film has stuck with me for a number of reasons, one of those be...

October 20th, 2015 |  


How to get questions answered

How to get questions answered

Many of you know that the new “smartphone” devices are our mobile gateways to Facebook, Twitter, email, instant messaging, videos, mapping...

October 19th, 2015 |