Cutting the paid TV cord

Cutting the paid TV cord

Recently, I was away from home for a week so I took that opportunity to actually use many of the services I’ve written about in the past few wee...

August 17th, 2022 |  


Industrial policy: Right or wrong

Industrial policy: Right or wrong

What is “industrial policy”? The simple answer is: When a national government subsidizes certain industries that it believes are essential...

August 16th, 2022 |  


Marta and me and Piccolina

Marta and me and Piccolina

I was walking down an old street in an old part of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Brightly colored wooden doors lined the streets. There was no indica...

August 15th, 2022 |  



Today’s society could take a lesson

Today’s society could take a lesson

It was the kind of neighborhood where every kid should fortunate enough to spend part of their childhood. It was a different time, for sure, but think...

August 12th, 2022 |  


A prayer for the school year

A prayer for the school year

Had I been able to foretell my future back in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, there’s much that I would have had a hard time believing, not...

August 11th, 2022 |  


Fashionable gripes about homecoming

Fashionable gripes about homecoming

I would like to apologize to the girls who accompanied me to homecoming dances in high school.More accurately, I’d like to apologize to those gi...

August 10th, 2022 |  


New technology is a bear

New technology is a bear

They call the impossibly complicated screen I am looking at a “dashboard,” which I do not find reassuring at all. It would be nice not to ...

August 8th, 2022 |  


Age references mean more nowadays

Age references mean more nowadays

Surely there’s much as we age that reminds us of the rapidity of the years that have passed. For those who enjoy music, you’ve surely note...

August 5th, 2022 |  


WCTU was formed in Hillsboro

WCTU was formed in Hillsboro

The Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) was very active in Clinton and Highland counties. The WCTU was originally organized Dec. 23, 1873,...

August 4th, 2022 |  


Seeing Elvis live not meant to be

Seeing Elvis live not meant to be

“Are you lonesome tonight? Do you miss me tonight? Are you sorry we drifted apart?“Do the chairs in your parlor, Seem empty and bare? Do y...

August 3rd, 2022 |