A life lesson reaffirmed

A life lesson reaffirmed

I have been physically active for as long as I can remember. Of course, the definition of being physically active a couple of weeks from becoming Medi...

September 3rd, 2019 |  


A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

A tumbler into mad-cap cup lunacy

The fanciest cup I ever owned as a single man was made by Tupperware. It was really sturdy plastic. It kept drinks cold for as long as needed. I had a...

September 2nd, 2019 |  


It’s that time of year again

It’s that time of year again

It almost seems like Mother Nature knew it was coming. The pleasant days and cool evenings she has provided lately felt like a harbinger of the approa...

August 30th, 2019 updated: September 2nd, 2019. |  



Old friends stay connected

Old friends stay connected

My Uncle Patsy squatted down on the sidewalk in front of our house in Port William as I fired fastball after fastball to him.Patsy had skills as a cat...

August 28th, 2019 |  


The value of a porch cat

The value of a porch cat

He just showed up one day seven years ago. Friendly and dressed in a tuxedo, hoping for an invite to dinner. I resisted at first, but eventually gave ...

August 27th, 2019 |  


What happened to drive-in theatres?

What happened to drive-in theatres?

Recently, I posed a question on my station’s Facebook page asking if anyone could name any of the old drive-in theatres that used to dot the lan...

August 26th, 2019 |  


Nothing more, nothing less

Nothing more, nothing less

Usually, when someone responds negatively to something I have published in this space, I ignore it, figuring everyone has an opinion, and they deserve...

August 23rd, 2019 |  


The scourge of your summer driving

The scourge of your summer driving

I’m that guy, the scourge of your summer highway driving.The one driver who’s driving the variable “work zone” speed limit whi...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


The gentle barber on Main Street

The gentle barber on Main Street

My wife, Brenda, and I were traveling to Gettysburg, Pa., and had been driving for two hours without a break. Our electronic dashboard kept flashing t...

August 21st, 2019 |  


An open letter to Senator Portman

Thank you Senator Portman for your leadership within higher education and career and technical education. Your authorship of the bipartisan JOBS Act i...

August 21st, 2019 |