A carpenter I am not

A carpenter I am not

Someone once said, “Find something you’re good at, and stick with it.”For some of us, we’re still searching for what that may ...

January 16th, 2019 |  


Commercial success? Highly unlikely

Commercial success? Highly unlikely

One of my favorite evening rituals is sitting down in front of the television and winding down before bed.I am usually tuned into reruns of The Big Ba...

January 15th, 2019 |  


Two floods and a wedding

Two floods and a wedding

Do you ever get an urge to jump in your car and go someplace on a moment’s notice? Well, that happened last year when our daughter and son-in-la...

January 15th, 2019 |  



More is not always better

More is not always better

“If I only had more,” said the people. How many of us have made (or thought) this very same comment? How many of us have envied or resente...

January 13th, 2019 |  


How about this idea?

How about this idea?

Wouldn’t it be great to have our leaders (at the top if you will) display a sincere desire to resolve the present government shutdown by sharing...

January 11th, 2019 |  


Protecting Ohioans’ health care

Protecting Ohioans’ health care

Last month, a Texas judge handed down a despicable decision that threatens the health coverage of 20 million people and undermines pre-existing condit...

January 10th, 2019 |  


What will happen

The future is uncertain and often out of our control. Things just happen, no matter how much we prepare for them. Rich or poor we all meet the day the...

January 9th, 2019 |  


Revisiting Mark Twain

Revisiting Mark Twain

It seems to me that my memory has a will of its own - you know, sometimes when I try to remember something it balks and then, later says in effect ...

January 8th, 2019 |  


A pragmatic approach to resolutions

A pragmatic approach to resolutions

As I pause to look back over my accomplishments versus my resolutions in 2018, I notice a couple of things. First, the overwhelming urge to drift off ...

January 8th, 2019 |  


Remembering pets during this time

Remembering pets during this time

Kids dressed in fur — is what I, and many other animal lovers call our much-loved pets. They jump for joy to greet us when we enter the door. Th...

January 7th, 2019 |