Why trust matters

Why trust matters

To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, lev...

December 8th, 2019 |  


Thanksgiving is disappearing

Thanksgiving is disappearing

It seems to me that our native-grown holiday known as Thanksgiving is slowly disappearing. Through the early years of our country various spontaneous ...

November 26th, 2019 |  


Our taxes shouldn’t fuel China’s rise

Our taxes shouldn’t fuel China’s rise

When U.S. taxpayers send their hard-earned money to the government, they shouldn’t worry that it’s being used to fuel economic and militar...

November 22nd, 2019 |  



Chipping away our rights; one at a time

Chipping away our rights; one at a time

In October 2017, I wrote an article about what was referred to as the “Public School Deregulation Bill,” authored by Senator Matt Huffman ...

November 18th, 2019 |  


BMV makes sure you get the point

BMV makes sure you get the point

“The one thing that unites all human beings is that deep down inside, we ALL believe that we are above average drivers.”— Dave Barry...

November 15th, 2019 |  


A lesson in capitalism

A lesson in capitalism

It seems to me that with all the whoop-de-do about socialism and what it is or isn’t, I figured an object lesson in capitalism might be appropri...

November 12th, 2019 |  


Mom’s advice about getting older

Mom’s advice about getting older

The anniversary of losing someone you love can be quite painful. The calendar date, month, or season can bring back the feeling of the initial grief, ...

October 22nd, 2019 |  


Fall gardening recap

Fall gardening recap

It seems to me that every so often current events remind me of happenings that occurred many years ago, but are largely either forgotten or unknown to...

October 22nd, 2019 |  


Just another ODE boondoggle

Just another ODE boondoggle

When I was a school superintendent I, like my peers, regularly received missives from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) informing us about the la...

October 16th, 2019 |  


School days – not and then

School days – not and then

It seems to me that being in public schools these days is sure a lot different from what we of the geriatric generation experienced. That conclusion i...

October 1st, 2019 |