Dear editor,After I realized I had left my wallet in the shopping cart at Hillsboro’s Community Markets I thought I might never see it again. Bu...

October 5th, 2022 |  


Will Russia’s Putin go nuclear?

Will Russia’s Putin go nuclear?

Rumor has it that the U.S. military is gaming out potential consequences if Putin decides to use tactical nuclear weapons, also known as theater nucle...

October 4th, 2022 |  


Back at the swimming hole

Back at the swimming hole

My husband, Peter, and I are spending time “up north” with my parents at their cabin by the lake. Fall is late this year. I mentioned this...

October 3rd, 2022 |  



No Joker: The Dynamic Duo rules

No Joker: The Dynamic Duo rules

Like many small towns, in an era lost to time, Wilmington was home to a G.C. Murphy store that sat directly across the alley from the Allen Photograph...

September 30th, 2022 |  


Still much good in our world

Still much good in our world

I am pretty sure that there is not a single adult that did not try and test the limits put in place by their parents. That must be something God puts ...

September 29th, 2022 |  


Laptops — Macbooks and Windows

Laptops — Macbooks and Windows

Last week we covered the things common to just about all laptops. This week we’ll begin to discuss specific laptop types, Windows, Macbooks, Chr...

September 28th, 2022 |  


A divided America cannot stand

A divided America cannot stand

Nothing gives global authoritarian leaders more satisfaction than to see and hear of discord in America, and we don’t seem to be able to keep ou...

September 27th, 2022 |  


Good news started the trouble

Good news started the trouble

It’s not always easy living with me. But my husband, Peter, has to.I know it is not easy because I live with myself every day, and I feel the bi...

September 26th, 2022 |  


The night I pinch-hit for Votto

The night I pinch-hit for Votto

Dr. Sigmund Freud, an astute man, became known in his later years as the founder of psychoanalysis.One morning after one particularly sweet dream, he ...

September 23rd, 2022 |  


Through the eyes of Scoop

Through the eyes of Scoop

Maybe I didn’t choose to wear the mascot costume. Maybe it chose me.I spent a recent afternoon waving at children, posing for photographs and oc...

September 22nd, 2022 |