Five simple steps to a healthier life

* Start with a healthy breakfast*Move more.*Add more fruits, veggies, and whole grains to your meal plan.*Remember to hydrate.*Try lower calorie and f...

August 5th, 2020 |  


Godliness in an angry world

Godliness in an angry world

Not too long ago, Elizabeth Chang in the Washington Post stated the obvious: Americans are angry. The country erupted into the worst civil unrest in d...

August 5th, 2020 |  


The blue tarp

The blue tarp

I noticed my wrists were sticking to my desk.This was a gradual awareness. I spend almost all day at my desk, and I don’t know precisely when it...

August 4th, 2020 |  



Where’s the sense of urgency?

Where’s the sense of urgency?

I’m in the process of building a new house. Okay, I’m having it built. In over three solid weeks of blazing hot 90-degree days, workers ha...

August 3rd, 2020 updated: August 3rd, 2020. |  


A new generation of rowdies

A new generation of rowdies

It is hard to figure where it all started, but it has certainly been a lifelong adventure.I believe my first visits to Long’s Retreat were brief...

July 31st, 2020 |  


We have two ears, one mouth for a reason

We have two ears, one mouth for a reason

To use a term straight from the ’60s, Americans have been arguing with “The Man” almost since there has been a USA. There have been ...

July 30th, 2020 |  


Time to change Statehouse leadership

Time to change Statehouse leadership

When I was teaching Chinese history many years ago, one of the texts I used was a book by William Hinton titled: “Fanshen.” Quite literall...

July 29th, 2020 |  


Hummingbirds aren’t very nice

Hummingbirds aren’t very nice

My husband, Peter, is fascinated by hummingbirds.This year has been a difficult year for hummingbird watching as there has been a lot of competition a...

July 28th, 2020 |  


Laws should be made by legislature

Laws should be made by legislature

On July 22, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine held a press conference announcing that he was ordering every person in Ohio to wear a mask in public. Thi...

July 27th, 2020 |  


School and missing an old friend

School and missing an old friend

A couple topics this week:In Friday’s edition of The Times-Gazette we published a letter to the editor criticizing the Hillsboro City Schools...

July 24th, 2020 |