To all the women in my life

To all the women in my life

I’ve been blessed to be around some pretty amazing women throughout my life. They’ve all taught me at least a thing or two — and mor...

October 16th, 2018 |  


Don’t put that in your hair

Don’t put that in your hair

I mentioned last week that Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I suppose I am fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of it. While some...

October 15th, 2018 |  


Please, lighten up folks

Please, lighten up folks

Today’s article marks my sixth submission to the Times-Gazette’s opinion page over about as many weeks.Throughout this time I have tried t...

October 12th, 2018 |  



Newspapers make a difference

Newspapers make a difference

I like the idea that National Newspaper Week and Great Books Week both happen on Oct. 7-13. Journalism has been famously – and accurately –...

October 11th, 2018 |  


Persistent prayer pays off

Persistent prayer pays off

Airports regularly receive complaints about the noise of air traffic in neighboring communities.This year, Washington’s Reagan National Airport ...

October 10th, 2018 |  


Beware of the scarecrow

Beware of the scarecrow

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Not because of the pagan ritualistic celebrations of all things evil, but because it’s just fun. The c...

October 8th, 2018 |  


Bad things come in threes

Bad things come in threes

I thought I had escaped it a year ago. I should have known better. After all, they say, bad things come in threes.Three summers ago, I broke an ankle ...

October 5th, 2018 |  


‘I will miss us when we are gone’

‘I will miss us when we are gone’

About a year ago I wrote a column about comedians Laurel and Hardy and about their return to post-war England and Ireland in the early 1950s, in the t...

October 4th, 2018 |  


It’s crime to fly kite in Hillsboro

It’s crime to fly kite in Hillsboro

Hammurabi was the sixth king of the First Babylonian Dynasty and he is a fixture in history primarily due to the Code of Hammurabi. Hammurabi came up ...

October 3rd, 2018 |  


The Mummy Man of Sabina

The Mummy Man of Sabina

Recently, I heard a story about a small town’s peculiar claim to fame and it really interested me. I wanted to share it with those who have neve...

October 2nd, 2018 updated: October 4th, 2018. |