Beauty and warmth surrounds us

Beauty and warmth surrounds us

It is easy to give thanks when things are going well. It is harder to do so when life has dealt us difficult, demanding and depressing situations. But...

November 27th, 2019 |  


Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing.Through the early years of our country various spontaneous c...

November 27th, 2019 |  


A true American icon

A true American icon

For many parents who were raising young children in the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s, and early 2000s, Fred Rogers was a comfortable daily presence i...

November 26th, 2019 |  



‘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 |