‘Pray for me people’

‘Pray for me people’

I recall my parents exclaiming in frustration, “I hope someday you have a son just like you!” Say it they did, and surely enough, I did.Th...

November 25th, 2019 |  


The birds in the trees

The birds in the trees

This would never happen today, especially in the city limits with some help from the police, but it is a true story.I do not remember my exact age, bu...

November 22nd, 2019 updated: November 25th, 2019. |  


In search of an underdog

In search of an underdog

I don’t know about you, but I could use a sports underdog right about now.The world is so full of anger and animosity. I’m sure you can lo...

November 21st, 2019 |  



Just another ODE boondoggle

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent I, like my peers, regularly received missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) informing us about the la...

November 19th, 2019 |  


A date with some squirrels

A date with some squirrels

When the trials and troubles of the daily grind get to be too much, occasionally I just go for a drive. Usually that drive will take me to a backgroun...

November 18th, 2019 |  


Remembering a dog’s best friend

Remembering a dog’s best friend

We’ve all heard the saying that a dog is man’s best friend. It turns out it’s a dog’s best friend, too.Last week we made the p...

November 14th, 2019 |  


What the public needs to know

What the public needs to know

As members of the House Intelligence Committee, we have had a front-row seat to Democrats’ yearslong efforts to impeach President Trump. This we...

November 13th, 2019 |  


A lesson on impeachment

A lesson on impeachment

Democrats in the House of Representatives seem determined to impeach President Donald Trump. That makes this a good time to refresh our memories about...

November 12th, 2019 |  


America: The land of the free

America: The land of the free

I have had the pleasure of spending time with scores of veterans over the past several months hearing of their experiences while serving in our milita...

November 11th, 2019 |  


Would you be willing?

Would you be willing?

As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was playing with toy soldiers. Some of them traveled to church in my mother’s purse to keep me content, ...

November 8th, 2019 updated: November 8th, 2019. |