Our children deserve better than this

Our children deserve better than this

Nothing better exemplifies the random and absurd manner in which the Ohio Legislature creates laws than Senator Peggy Lehner’s Third Grade Readi...

March 11th, 2019 |  


Time to fertilize your landscape plants

Time to fertilize your landscape plants

As cold as it’s been, veteran gardeners are itching to get out and plant. We’re only a few weeks away from the “spring thaw.” ...

March 10th, 2019 |  


We need a new standard for politicians

We need a new standard for politicians

If you can’t humble yourself to consider the feelings of those you’ve harmed, you can’t remain in office.In the 400th year since cha...

March 8th, 2019 |  



Poignant tales from a diner

Poignant tales from a diner

Brenda and I were sitting in Classics, a first-rate diner in Hillsboro last week, having breakfast when our conversation, for obvious reasons, turned ...

March 8th, 2019 |  


It goes by so fast

It goes by so fast

It started about the time my oldest child turned two. I was a new mom and didn’t expect to be struggling with it so soon: Kindergarten.It was st...

March 6th, 2019 |  


Starving kids won’t help them study

Starving kids won’t help them study

Instead of looking at the real reasons students struggle, one Arkansas lawmaker wants to deny them school lunch funding.An Arkansas lawmaker wants to ...

March 5th, 2019 |  


Douglass’ message stands test of time

Douglass’ message stands test of time

In February, 1969, a group of black educators and black activist students at Kent State University first proposed Black History Month. Exactly one yea...

March 4th, 2019 |  


Revive Ohio: Greene County it’s harvest time

This article Focuses on an amazing opportunity on its way here Its taking hold even now for Greene County. It is reviveOHIO: Greene County. I love the...

March 1st, 2019 |  


Schools and community: The disconnect needs to be healed

Schools and community: The disconnect needs to be healed

Back in the day when I taught in the Xenia schools, things were different, quite different. As there seemed to be more actual community then, there al...

February 28th, 2019 |  


Greene County under ice

Greene County under ice

A drive across Greene County reveals a generally flat terrain that is punctuated by small hills and ridges, and in a few places, deep gorges and wide ...

February 27th, 2019 |