Pity the poor educator this school year

Pity the poor educator this school year

As an educator of almost 50 years in both public schools and colleges, the approach of a new school year, brings with it both nostalgia and a lingerin...

August 20th, 2020 |  


Sharing some nostalgia

Sharing some nostalgia

It seems to me that the curriculum and skill training offered by the new county career center are a far cry from that back when my Sweetheart for Life...

August 18th, 2020 |  


History of First Presbyterian Church

History of First Presbyterian Church

Not too many years ago there were three Presbyterian churches in Xenia — First Presbyterian, Second Presbyterian and Third Presbyterian.Over the...

August 14th, 2020 |  



Political stratification by race

Political stratification by race

Because much of my career path has had something to do with race in one way or another I am asked fairly often by white people, sometimes politely and...

August 13th, 2020 |  


Our region faces more than one epidemic

Our region faces more than one epidemic

There’s no denying it: COVID-19 is front and center, commanding the attention of our community and its leaders.But there’s another epidemi...

August 12th, 2020 |  


An incident involving law enforcement

An incident involving law enforcement

It seems to me that because we frequently hear about incidents involving law enforcement I figured I might as well join the parade of storytellers wit...

August 11th, 2020 |  


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 |