A salubrious thing is this

A salubrious thing is this

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling,” said James E. Starrs, editor of “The Literary Cyclist: Great Bicycling Scenes in Litera...

March 22nd, 2016 |  


GOP’s big tent? Never mind

GOP’s big tent? Never mind

Donald Trump’s candidacy for president has, by nearly all accounts, brought new voters to Republican primaries, often in record numbers state af...

March 21st, 2016 updated: March 21st, 2016. |  


What’s really up with the SCOL?

What’s really up with the SCOL?

By Jeff Gilliland - jgilliland@civitasmedia.com So what the heck is really going on with the South Central Ohio League? If you know, please ...

March 18th, 2016 |  



Election business has me bummed

Election business has me bummed

I have been weary, flummoxed, and altogether bummed out by all the presidential political gobbledygook for some time already, and I think it is just g...

March 15th, 2016 |  


Trump racist? It’s playbook time

Trump racist? It’s playbook time

It was startling when Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all sided with Democrats Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Rachel Maddow, lefti...

March 14th, 2016 updated: March 14th, 2016. |  


A time of youth and innocence

A time of youth and innocence

Have you ever woke up in the morning, looked out your bedroom window, and been amazed at the grandeur of nature surrounding you? I do not mean while y...

March 11th, 2016 |  


Caucuses, Cruz; primaries, Trump

Caucuses, Cruz; primaries, Trump

In the Republican presidential race, the challenge now for Ted Cruz is to prove he can win primaries.But he has, you say. He’s won six so far.He...

March 7th, 2016 |  


Work, Mountain Dew and a chat

Work, Mountain Dew and a chat

When I was a young lad I had a friend named Mark Bowman. I visited his house a few times and he visited mine a time or two. But as often happens, the ...

March 4th, 2016 updated: March 4th, 2016. |  


I really dig my books

I really dig my books

We have recently overhauled our living room, moving things here and there, finding new homes for all the stuff that has had a home for the last decade...

March 1st, 2016 |  


Rubio goes for ‘Trump Light’

Rubio goes for ‘Trump Light’

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s practiced statesmanship came to an abrupt end at Thursday’s Republican debate televised by CNN. Failing to win a s...

February 29th, 2016 |