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 |  


It’s a pretty great place to live

It’s a pretty great place to live

As we usher in October in mid-July heat, my mind wanders to the many wonderful things I didn’t realize I loved about living in the Ohio Valley. ...

October 1st, 2019 |  


Michael Reagan: America Tunes Out the Demented Dems

Michael Reagan: America Tunes Out the Demented Dems

It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster.If 20 times as many viewers had tune...

September 10th, 2019 |  


No justice for Washington elite

No justice for Washington elite

It seems to me that now that all the excitement, commotion, and outright screams of rage generated by a recent report from the Department of Justice (...

September 10th, 2019 |  


George Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

George Will: Trade war shows reality of ‘America First’ in action

WASHINGTON — In a trade war, as in a real one, people are wounded by friendly fire from their side. Consider some casualties in Donald TrumpR...

August 30th, 2019 |  


Buccaneers are vastly improved

Buccaneers are vastly improved

MIAMISBURG — What a difference a year makes.In 2018, the Xenia Buccaneers girls varsity golf team was celebrating a team-low score of 216. On We...

August 28th, 2019 |  


The scourge of your summer driving

The scourge of your summer driving

I’m that guy, the scourge of your summer highway driving.The one driver who’s driving the variable “work zone” speed limit whi...

August 22nd, 2019 |