Barbara Bush, a great lady of a lost age

Barbara Bush, a great lady of a lost age

I have never -­ liked obituaries. Biographies? Yes. Complete histories? Of course.But obituaries? The limitations of the form have always bothere...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


15 years after the Iraq invasion, what are the cost?

15 years after the Iraq invasion, what are the cost?

We spent $32 million per hour on wars started during the Bush administration.This March marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.I...

April 22nd, 2018 |  


Life comes at you fast, plan ahead

Sadly, life can come to an end all too abruptly. Make sure your paperwork’s in order.For some 45 years, it’s been my good fortune to team ...

April 20th, 2018 |  



Remembering Llucille Cowan

XENIA — Llucille Cowan was small in stature, bur large in capability. Born in 1905 in Indiana, she came to Xenia where she became active in a nu...

April 20th, 2018 |  


House numbers in Xenia

House numbers in Xenia

At one time, business and residence owners could select their own house number. Of course, there were some restrictions, if you lived or owned a busin...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Strong winds and firm foundations

Strong winds and firm foundations

Matthew 7:25 “And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had bee...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Weaponizing the #MeToo movement for street justice

Weaponizing the #MeToo movement for street justice

As jurors begin hearing arguments in Bill Cosby’s retrial for sexual assault next week, it seems as if a century has passed since that Saturday ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


No Cocoa Krispies, no smoked liver, just berries!

No Cocoa Krispies, no smoked liver, just berries!

The other day, a woman sent her husband to the store for berries.“Just berries,” she pleaded. “Just berries, OK? And please, not sev...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Rounding up a decade of Deer in Headlines

Rounding up a decade of Deer in Headlines

I wasn’t quite sure how to start this week’s edition except to just come out with it. The week of April 30, 2018 will be the final print e...

April 18th, 2018 |  


King’s dream included economic equality, too.

King’s dream included economic equality, too.

The late leader didn’t just criticize racial segregation. He called for an end to economic injustice.April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of the d...

April 18th, 2018 |