Humanity trumps money, sports

Humanity trumps money, sports

It is easy, on first reflection, to think that Governor Mike DeWine’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic was an overreaction. Especially when you...

March 14th, 2020 |  


We need other people

We need other people

Trigger warning: discussion of suicide and suicidal ideation.I debated on whether or not to write this column for nearly a week after a 12-year-old Hi...

March 12th, 2020 |  


Warning signs of mental illness

Warning signs of mental illness

“Because I was a child when I had my first psychotic break,” Carol explains, “I didn’t know how to express it and I lashed out...

March 11th, 2020 |  



Deer urine on aisle five

Deer urine on aisle five

It appears our lives revolve around four things. Eating, shopping, working and sleeping.In recent years I began noticing that when we begin planning a...

March 10th, 2020 |  


‘In defense of Pollyanna’

‘In defense of Pollyanna’

I think Pollyanna might have gotten a bum rap.More than once in my life I’ve been accused of having a “Pollyanna attitude.” I didn&#...

March 9th, 2020 |  


Lessons from a shopping cart

Lessons from a shopping cart

The next time you shop at Aldi, you might get something unexpected: Positive human interaction with strangers.If you haven’t shopped at the groc...

March 6th, 2020 |  


Warning signs of mental illness

Warning signs of mental illness

“I just had my 39th birthday which I think is important because I never thought I would make it to 30.”So says Jane*. She is one of the on...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Have mercy on yourself

Have mercy on yourself

Recently, I was reminded that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. This came to mind as I was listening to some young adul...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


A staple, a hotel and a mullet

A staple, a hotel and a mullet

Even though it needed to go long ago, I still felt a slight twinge of regret when I drove into town Thursday and saw that the demolition of the Parker...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


My arms are killing me

My arms are killing me

Bob suggested we all do push-ups.I guess I should mention that I don’t know Bob. Peter, my husband, knew Bob in high school. To be perfectly hon...

March 2nd, 2020 |