Did you hear? Poverty ended

Did you hear? Poverty ended

Trump’s advisers say there’s no more need for anti-poverty programs. Let’s see them raise a family of four on $25,000.Someone needs ...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Take a walk on the weird side

Take a walk on the weird side

As a devotee of YouTube — mostly for movies and TV shows I haven’t seen — I have discovered an entertaining category of videos deali...

November 27th, 2018 |  


Skip cyber Monday: Support a real local business

Skip cyber Monday: Support a real local business

The online shopping day is just another ploy by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to siphon sales from real stores.“Cyber Monday” is coming up —...

November 25th, 2018 |  



Trade wars hurt all of us in farm country

Trade wars hurt all of us in farm country

When agriculture suffers, all Iowans do — even those who’ve never set foot on a farm.Agriculture is one of the largest industries in Iowa....

November 25th, 2018 |  


Beto O’Rourke’s lasting legacy

Beto O’Rourke’s lasting legacy

The competitive campaigns of red-state progressives like Beto redefined several states seemingly overnight.Beto O’Rourke may have lost his race ...

November 24th, 2018 |  


You are really stupid

You are really stupid

I was approached by a friend at a local restaurant recently who had a question regarding the subject matter I write about. His question, posed with th...

November 23rd, 2018 |  


Remembring Louise Hunt Elliott

XENIA — Louise Hunt Elliott was born in Xenia in 1907. Her parents were local business people who first owned a bicycle shop and later a broom f...

November 23rd, 2018 |  


The history of Goes Station

The history of Goes Station

Goes Station is a quiet community located between Xenia and Yellow Springs. A large portion of the village is located along US Route 68. Perhaps you h...

November 23rd, 2018 |  


Beyond crazy in America

The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we though...

November 22nd, 2018 |  


Celebrating Thanksgiving

Celebrating Thanksgiving

It seems to me that celebrations associated with some of our holidays have undergone a change, a transformation, from the original basis of the holida...

November 20th, 2018 |