Farmers, soil and carbon markets

Farmers, soil and carbon markets

It’s a fact. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon dioxide amounts to 81 percent of the planet’s greenhouse gases (2018...

March 16th, 2021 |  


A cheese fondue anniversary

A cheese fondue anniversary

It’s our anniversary and my husband Peter and I will be celebrating, like everyone has this past year, the best we are able.We have not yet won ...

March 15th, 2021 |  


Get vaccinated; it’s pretty simple

Get vaccinated; it’s pretty simple

A few weeks ago I figured it might be June or July before I could receive a COVID-19 vaccine. But things have changed rapidly and on Thursday this wee...

March 12th, 2021 |  



McConnaughey featured at SOGS meeting

McConnaughey featured at SOGS meeting

The first program for 2021 of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society (SOGS) will be held Thursday, March 11 at 7 p.m. at the North High Business Cente...

March 11th, 2021 |  


Swept up in cauldron of conflict

Swept up in cauldron of conflict

Born on a farm. Died in a church. Clinton Burns, my ancestral cousin, grew up in western Pennsylvania in the 1850s when the slavery issue was red-hot,...

March 10th, 2021 |  


Bill SimsContributing columnist

Bill SimsContributing columnist

In 1976, I made my first trip into China. Mao Zedong had just died and because of the status of the trip, we were allowed to see his body in the mauso...

March 9th, 2021 |  


March is when big changes start

March is when big changes start

I’ve never been a fan of March.March is supposedly spring, but we all know it’s not. In much of the country, more snow falls in March than...

March 8th, 2021 |  


It’s nearing that time of year

It’s nearing that time of year

It is nearing that time of year when, years ago, my parents would load their children in a vehicle and head south. Well, not always south, but more of...

March 5th, 2021 |  


Pandemic times and travel

Pandemic times and travel

When it comes to travel, it’s rather difficult to convince my favorite co-pilot, Lady Jane, to return to a place we’ve already checked off...

March 4th, 2021 |  


Chemicals are not killing you

Chemicals are not killing you

The hue and cry in the media and on the internet about the dangers of “chemicals” is deafening. I see stories about the fear of chemicals ...

March 3rd, 2021 |