You’ll never make everyone happy

Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Donald Trump and all the candidates want to please enough of the American people to win. When it comes time for Americans t...

March 4th, 2020 |  


Have mercy on yourself

Have mercy on yourself

Recently, I was reminded that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. This came to mind as I was listening to some young adul...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Fighting maternal and infant mortality

Fighting maternal and infant mortality

We know we have a serious problem with infant mortality and maternal mortality in Ohio and around the country – and that we see huge disparities...

March 3rd, 2020 |  



Addressing changes in the OPERS

Addressing changes in the OPERS

Due to the recent changes to health-care benefits and the cost-of-living adjustment under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS), I wante...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


Topping trees is not the answer

Topping trees is not the answer

It still shocks me when I see large trees being “trimmed” or “topped” in this day and age. Topping is the drastic removal or c...

March 2nd, 2020 |  


Making wishes come true

Making wishes come true

A few years ago, Debbie and I took a long driving vacation out west. We thoroughly enjoy long driving trips. We see amazing sights, meet some wonderfu...

February 25th, 2020 |  


What’s for dinner Dad?

What’s for dinner Dad?

There are a great many things in life that I have never heard. One is the mating call of the notorious No-No Bird (I don’t think it really exist...

February 25th, 2020 |  


Plants need to breathe

Plants need to breathe

Plants breathe through their roots. If there’s a piece of knowledge that separates “green thumb” gardeners from the rest of us, it&#...

February 24th, 2020 |  


Budget proposals would hurt rural America

Details on President Trump’s 2021 budget plan were released recently and, as it has in the past, this administration continues to put forth prop...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Three thoughts on gun control

Three thoughts on gun control

They came.They talked.And they disagreed.That pretty much sums up the conversation about gun control that took place during the annual Associated Pres...

February 21st, 2020 |