America Exceptionalism is in decline

America Exceptionalism is in decline

Being a woman of a certain age, as the French so delicately put it, I remember quite clearly growing up in the 1950s and 60s being told in myriad ways...

August 29th, 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 |  



School daze!

School daze!

A new semester is starting in the Xenia Schools this week. Part of me wishes that I was greeting students back to my classroom once again, then sanity...

August 22nd, 2019 |  


Observations on the federal budget

Observations on the federal budget

It seems to me that this country is faced with situation that is a rare occurrence in the past few years. You see, the White House and the Congress ar...

August 20th, 2019 |  


A tribute to white sneakers

A tribute to white sneakers

Becky was laughing from Heaven Wednesday night.Those damn sneakers finally did the trick.You see, my sister — she was right, all those years tha...

August 3rd, 2019 updated: August 3rd, 2019. |  


Racism is still doing well

Racism is still doing well

In the 1990s I was called before a state legislative committee to explain my efforts to welcome diverse students into the California colleges that wer...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Keeping quiet about keeping people poor

Being a woman of a certain age I can remember the embryonic efforts of the modern feminist movement well. Feminism in its early days of defining itsel...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

It seems to me that some of those old-time adages that have been around for many, many years still apply today. One of these has appeared in a number ...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 23rd, 2019 |