Time to cancel ‘cancel culture’

Time to cancel ‘cancel culture’

A few days ago author J.K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame, along with 150 other writers and academics, signed an open letter bemoaning the recent trend ...

July 10th, 2020 |  


Intersection of a health, economy crisis

Intersection of a health, economy crisis

I was on my way to our farm in Berrysville when I passed through the five-points intersection of SR 73, SR 247 and Muntz Street, and for some reason t...

July 9th, 2020 |  


Where are the men today?

Where are the men today?

A lady made a comment to me the other day that most of my articles are typically positive in nature and are what she considered “fluff.” H...

July 8th, 2020 |  



An open letter to 2020

An open letter to 2020

Dear 2020:Listen, we need to talk. I don’t know why you’ve been such a difficult year. Are you in some sort of competition with previous a...

July 7th, 2020 updated: July 7th, 2020. |  


Can I give your dog a treat?

Can I give your dog a treat?

My husband, Peter, and I miss having a dog. I see a lot of dogs on the trail during my daily hike, and so Peter (who is always full of good ideas R...

July 6th, 2020 |  


Classic movies at Star Cinemas

Classic movies at Star Cinemas

Like a lot of kids around here, I grew up going to Star Cinemas in Hillsboro. In fact, for the first 12 or so years of my life, it was the only movie ...

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Banks, bankruptcy, small businesses

Banks, bankruptcy, small businesses

Small town small businesses, will they be able to survive? The grim reaper has been casting his long shadow over small businesses during these trouble...

July 1st, 2020 |  


News from the raven nest

News from the raven nest

The raven nest was the big news this spring.Our neighbor, Joe, who belongs to every social organization in town, found himself with very little to do....

June 30th, 2020 |  


Quite an honor … I think

Quite an honor … I think

Many people like to decorate their office walls with diplomas, certificates, plaques and awards they received over a lifetime of study and work. Many ...

June 25th, 2020 |  


Are you eating smart when you go out to eat?

Now that many of you are going out to eat again, plan to make healthy nutritional choices.Choose a veggie-packed salad for your main meal.Go light on ...

June 24th, 2020 |