Lining your driveway with trees

Lining your driveway with trees

Those of us with long driveways often fantasize about having a stately planting of matching driveway trees on both sides, forming a shady “tunne...

July 7th, 2020 |  


What good does protesting do?

“Don’t people know these protests are destroying our Nation?!” “Yeah! And for what? Nothing!”Think about that for a mome...

July 7th, 2020 |  


Hydrangeas — Choosing the right one

Hydrangeas — Choosing the right one

For a long-lived display of huge showy blooms, few plant families can top the diverse Hydrangea. Every year we see new Hydrangea varieties introduced,...

June 2nd, 2020 |  



Set the people free

The vast majority of the legal citizens in this country have bowed down and kissed the ring of the elite, power-obsessed politicians, and un-elected b...

June 2nd, 2020 |  


Corner of Hope: Gratitude during difficult times

Corner of Hope: Gratitude during difficult times

Gratitude. Perspective. Hope. These are three simple words with relatively simple definitions. However, each one of these words has a powerful impact ...

April 13th, 2020 |  


Waiting for the sun to return

Waiting for the sun to return

An enormous box arrived at our house. It was filled with food and cleaning supplies and, yes, toilet paper. I feel guilty. But the truth is, these sup...

March 24th, 2020 |  


We can fight COVID 19 together

We can fight COVID 19 together

Recently, the State of Ohio issued a “Stay at Home” order. I know that actions like this cause many citizens discomfort, uncertainty and e...

March 24th, 2020 |  


It’s still okay for us to smile

It’s still okay for us to smile

Fifty years ago — April 1970 — I put on my first lab coat, white shirt, white pants and shoes. My name tag read; “Randy Riley –...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

What exactly is a Red Maple Tree?

As spring unfolds, the deep red blooms of red maple trees along the roadsides and in the woods really stand out. Withing days, the blooms fall onto th...

March 23rd, 2020 |  


Supporting communities during a pandemic

In the middle of this public health crisis, I am in constant communication with Governor DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, and other health ...

March 20th, 2020 |