Getting serious about terrorism

Getting serious about terrorism

The actor Rob Lowe, currently starring in a new and very funny ABC sitcom called “The Grinder,” caught flak over the weekend because of a ...

November 16th, 2015 updated: November 16th, 2015. |  


When basketball was better

When basketball was better

As autumn fades into winter and local sporting events shift from football and soccer fields into the warmth of gymnasiums, I am haunted by sounds of t...

November 13th, 2015 |  


‘Cash for grades’ and being bold

‘Cash for grades’ and being bold

“Think and grow rich? Michigan school offers cash for grades.”So reads the headline of a USA Today article I stumbled across recently.My f...

November 11th, 2015 |  



Eight-legged creepies under my desk?

Eight-legged creepies under my desk?

A couple years ago I wrote about a spider that spent the summer on my back porch. It was a type of orb weaver with a very interesting body. It was u&#...

November 10th, 2015 |  


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 |