Fair week brings back memories

Fair week brings back memories

The Greene County Fair is certainly a bit different this year, however the tradition continues.The fair has the distinction of being the longest-runni...

August 10th, 2020 |  


America at a crossroads: Belief or fact?

America at a crossroads: Belief or fact?

When we look back at 2020, those of us who survive to see 2021, it will probably not be with fondness.We have protests, we have clashes with the polic...

August 6th, 2020 |  


Sharing some reader feedback

Sharing some reader feedback

It seems to me that including a means for readers to communicate directly with me by e-mail opens the door for both pleasant and as well as, shall we ...

August 3rd, 2020 |  



Declaring racism a public health crisis

Declaring racism a public health crisis

Cities and counties around Ohio have led the country in declaring racism a public health crisis.The first step to solving a problem is recognizing its...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

This is a story about a young man who was born in Cedarville.Charles Leander Jones was a young man with a not-very-bright future. Having finished the ...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

When I went to work at the University of North Carolina, I — of course — missed my family, all of whom were still in Ohio.I decided that t...

July 30th, 2020 |  


How does my garden grow?

How does my garden grow?

It seems to me that it’s about time for a gardening update.Several readers have commented that they like to hear about my difficulties and succe...

July 28th, 2020 |  


Baseball games of long ago

Baseball games of long ago

It seems that the baseball season will begin this year at last.Greene County residents have been enjoying the sport for well over 100 years.There were...

July 24th, 2020 |  


Teachers deserve your respect and appreciation

Teachers deserve your respect and appreciation

I was fortunate enough to teach during a time when teachers were, if not revered, at least respected.A time when teachers closed that classroom door a...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Are we seeing a True Believer phenomenon?

Are we seeing a True Believer phenomenon?

It seems to me that every so often the thoughts of some “philosopher” kinda bubble up in my noggin and make their presence known whether I...

July 22nd, 2020 |