Pruitt, Carson trapped by the trappings of power

Pruitt, Carson trapped by the trappings of power

It’s not an iron law that power corrupts. But it’s often a good way to bet.The interesting question is: Why does power corrupt so many peo...

June 25th, 2018 |  


The constitutional crisis is now

The constitutional crisis is now

I keep hearing that if Donald Trump fires special counsel Robert Mueller, we’ll face a constitutional crisis.Or if Mueller subpoenas Trump to te...

June 25th, 2018 |  


Adjuncts of the world, unite!

Adjuncts of the world, unite!

School teachers across the U.S. are striking for many reasons, from atrocious working conditions to low pay. Polls show that most Americans support th...

June 25th, 2018 |  



Get a good job and other tips for writers

Get a good job and other tips for writers

I have an old friend who is starting a course in creative writing. I thought he could use some advice and, because I store writing advice the way doom...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Soggy boots, sore feet, poison ivy and serendipity

Soggy boots, sore feet, poison ivy and serendipity

Near the end of the long journey never before taken by human feet, the three remaining adventurers spied their final destination through the trees....

June 21st, 2018 |  


Skyscraper raccoon is a harbinger of deadly raccoon uprising

Skyscraper raccoon is a harbinger of deadly raccoon uprising

Just when the world needed a viral distraction, a raccoon decided to scale a Minnesota skyscraper. The creature’s journey and persistent peril s...

June 20th, 2018 |  


My fast food nightmare

My fast food nightmare

Three years ago, when my grandmother fell ill, I chose to delay my studies to work full time at McDonald’s to pay for her prescriptions and medi...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Back when college was debt-free

Back when college was debt-free

As May gives way to June, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up and the last parties are coming to a close. Now the job hunt for recent gra...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Do you want pancakes with that?

Do you want pancakes with that?

It seems to me that names, those handy-dandy identifiers we hang on things, are an important part of our lives even though we don’t usually thin...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Safe boating on Ohio’s scenic rivers

Safe boating on Ohio’s scenic rivers

The Little Miami River Kleeners scheduled its annual river cleanup for this past weekend. It usually consists of a canoe based clean up to take out th...

June 19th, 2018 |