Awkward is a lot of fun

Awkward is a lot of fun

It’s harder to keep in touch with people these days. Things are opening up but it’s going to be a while before we hop in a car and visit p...

June 8th, 2020 |  


Learning and listening

Learning and listening

I’ve been struggling to write this column since protests began in Minneapolis on May 26, but what it comes down to is this: as white people, we ...

June 5th, 2020 updated: June 5th, 2020. |  


Vladamir Putin is losing

Vladamir Putin is losing

The Times-Gazette published a political cartoon the other day (June 20, 2020) that characterized the current turmoil in America by showing different r...

June 4th, 2020 |  



Someone got rich doing what?

Someone got rich doing what?

Generally, I’m not much into reality TV and have found it quite easy over time to avoid the siren’s song that lured so many close to the d...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


Proud of grad in uncommon year

Proud of grad in uncommon year

This isn’t how your senior year was supposed to end.It’s not how you visualized it as you grew up through our school system. You saw the c...

June 2nd, 2020 |  


The only dog in Minnesota

The only dog in Minnesota

I want to make it clear that we are not adopting a dog.I won’t deny it is tempting. We decided not to get another dog because we travel. Dogs an...

June 1st, 2020 updated: June 1st, 2020. |  


They touched us with kindness

They touched us with kindness

A few years after the Civil War, the Irish, Italians and Germans of Columbus, Ohio came together to build a picturesque church just west of downtown i...

May 28th, 2020 |  


Something about country living

Something about country living

Not long ago, a builder acquaintance of mine in Hillsboro lamented that the cost of lots for single-family homes had more than doubled since the end o...

May 27th, 2020 |  


Keeping my opinion to myself

Keeping my opinion to myself

All of a sudden, there are painted rocks along my path.This has been going on for a while, I guess, but I never saw them in my neighborhood. Now, howe...

May 26th, 2020 |  


Hoping for a happy ending

Hoping for a happy ending

If things were not already bad enough for Highland County seniors with their proms, graduations, last chance to compete athletically and more lost to ...

May 22nd, 2020 |