Holding my stillborn son

My wife and I got the news on May 30, 1989. Our full term nine-month old son was dead. Karen had not felt the baby move in a couple of days and when s...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Basic litter assessment … for dogs

Basic litter assessment … for dogs

“Why doesn’t he act the way he did when he was a puppy?” — John Preston SmithMany times, when purchasing a dog, folks do get t...

February 15th, 2019 |  


Help and hope for your nerves

Help and hope for your nerves

A friend sat outside the school one day after recess, breathing hard, trembling, and the fear in his eyes was disconcerting.The other kids, his classm...

February 13th, 2019 |  



Protecting the rights of Ohioans

Protecting the rights of Ohioans

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved two nominees to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals with a proven record of fighting to strip Ohioan...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Do ‘Dwarf’ trees really stay small?

Do ‘Dwarf’ trees really stay small?

The American Heritage College Dictionary defines “Dwarf” as “an atypically small animal or plant”. “Dwarf” Japanes...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Get some rest, mom, you earned it

Get some rest, mom, you earned it

When the end came calling for my mother, she faced it just the same way she had everything else in her life: with her head held high, fearless in the ...

February 11th, 2019 |  


Explore life’s plateaus

Explore life’s plateaus

I want you to visualize getting ready to climb a mountain. It’s a daunting task, but everybody is there encouraging you to the peak. The encoura...

February 7th, 2019 |  


Virginia governor — Is anybody safe?

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam refuses to resign after an alleged picture of him in black face surfaced. Northam at first said the picture was a mist...

February 6th, 2019 |  


Extremist abortion legislation

If you have been paying attention to national news you should know that recently the Governor of New York signed into legislation an abortion bill tha...

February 6th, 2019 |  


Easily amused: It’s not unusual

Easily amused: It’s not unusual

Yankee centerfielder Mickey Rivers once said, “It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.”Arctic air wi...

February 5th, 2019 |