Toss out titles, absorb information

Toss out titles, absorb information

In the past several months my editor, along with a couple friends, have suggested I write a column as I tend to be passionate and highly opinionated&#...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Humbled by a guitar master

Humbled by a guitar master

When it comes time to regenerate, I usually head south. Nashville or the Smokeys are my usual destinations. Last weekend we headed to Nashville. It ha...

February 17th, 2020 |  


New meaning for Valentine’s Day

New meaning for Valentine’s Day

The festival of Lupercalia was a Roman celebration, and I am told that while it survived early Christianity, Pope Gelasius replaced it with St. Valent...

February 12th, 2020 |  



Designing & installing Perennial gardens

Designing & installing Perennial gardens

For the home gardener, the term Perennial means a plant with stems that usually die back in winter and a root system from which new foliage and flower...

February 12th, 2020 |  


Corner of Hope: Our own beacon of light

Corner of Hope: Our own beacon of light

It’s been one of those terrible, horrible, very bad, no good days. You get home and turn on the news just to see disaster and despair when all y...

February 11th, 2020 |  


Making it easier to afford a home

Making it easier to afford a home

Right now, many Ohioans are struggling to make ends meet. Even people with supposedly-middle-class jobs don’t feel stable. Wages have barely bud...

February 11th, 2020 |  


Innovation over interest rates

Innovation over interest rates

Ohio’s 15th Congressional District has more than its fair share of colleges, universities, and career and technical training centers.From four-y...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Teach your children to grow their own food

Teach your children to grow their own food

We seem to be enjoying prosperous times right now, with an economy strong enough to provide employment and pay increases to many Americans, but itR...

February 6th, 2020 |  


Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Protecting Ohioans’ drinking water

Last month, a new report from the Environmental Working Group found that drinking water contamination from PFAS chemicals is far more prevalent than w...

February 5th, 2020 |  


Are you ready for this?

Are you ready for this?

Here we are. Debbie is sitting on the loveseat in the living room. She staked out that roost years ago.I settled into my over-stuffed chair, better kn...

February 4th, 2020 |