Reds, Covid, reporter needed

Reds, Covid, reporter needed

With much on my mind this week as I sat down to write this column, I could not decide whether to talk about something happy, something that makes me s...

August 27th, 2021 |  


My classrooms are always with me

My classrooms are always with me

Over the course of a lifetime, a person who wants to work and is compelled to work generally will hold many different positions from his senior-in-hig...

August 26th, 2021 |  


Excitement as school begins

Excitement as school begins

I’ve heard the question so many times, I dread it — even if it’s aimed at my daughters.“Are you excited about school starting?...

August 25th, 2021 |  



Afghanistan was a lost cause

Afghanistan was a lost cause

Recent events in Afghanistan call to mind several thoughts. First and foremost is the blood and treasure spent over the past 20 years, in a war where ...

August 24th, 2021 |  


Matching folding chairs

Matching folding chairs

My husband, Peter, and I have matching folding chairs.Every Thursday evening this summer, we have attended the outdoor concert held in a local park. T...

August 23rd, 2021 |  


To those who make things better

To those who make things better

In just about every community there are people who work behind the scenes to make our towns more than they would be otherwise. If the truth were known...

August 20th, 2021 |  


Ensuring Lucy and Fred live on

Ensuring Lucy and Fred live on

“I’m just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time,” Clark Gable once told a reporter. Gable b...

August 19th, 2021 |  


Bicycle memories calm Dad

Bicycle memories calm Dad

A five-mile bicycle trip separated me from my best friend back when I was a boy.Given that it was the 1980s, no one thought that much about a 12-year-...

August 19th, 2021 |  


Hazing: How did we get here?

Hazing: How did we get here?

The proximity of the hazing death at Bowling Green State University of 20-year-old Stone Foltz this past March placed the senseless tragedy and the pr...

August 18th, 2021 |  


Wandering political values

Wandering political values

It’s easy to come to the conclusion that politics is often more about which way the wind is blowing and where we are in the election cycle than ...

August 17th, 2021 |