American politics’ great divide

American politics’ great divide

One of the more striking political developments of the last few years has been the partisan sorting of American voters. It used to be that both the Re...

February 26th, 2019 |  


Sorry ‘bout that

Sorry ‘bout that

It seems to me that I keep encountering activities or situations I don’t understand - that make no sense to me. Perhaps it’s just old age ...

February 26th, 2019 |  


My brain told me to write this

My brain told me to write this

I used to think there weren’t too many things my kids could say that would surprise me.My 9-year-old, Jonah, has told me to “stay in your ...

February 22nd, 2019 |  



Living with children

There is “parenting” and then there is bringing up, rearing, or raising children. The difference is night and day; so are the outcomes, sh...

February 22nd, 2019 |  


Today in History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019. There are 313 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Feb. 21, 1972, President R...

February 21st, 2019 |  


My lifelong interest in social justice

My lifelong interest in social justice

I grew up in Xenia in the 50s and 60s. I attended Lucinda Cook, the CSU laboratory school for nursery school. Lincoln Elementary K-8, Central Junior H...

February 21st, 2019 |  


One size really should fit all

One size really should fit all

This is what happens when you don’t have much of an opinion, and you are asked to write a column for the opinion section of the newspaper.You ge...

February 20th, 2019 |  


Check with BBB before choosing a towing company

Check with BBB before choosing a towing company

There’re roughly 220 million drivers in the U.S. Many have required the assistance of a towing company. Nobody ever plans on having a car breakd...

February 19th, 2019 |  


If these walls could talk

If these walls could talk

I’m a millennial (don’t tune me out yet!) who grew up in a nearby suburb and had a picturesque childhood. My parents still live in my chil...

February 18th, 2019 |  


Godfrey Brown builds a church

Godfrey Brown builds a church

Godfrey Brown was born in to slavery in 1768 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He was able to purchase his freedom and that of his family on March 7, 182...

February 16th, 2019 |