Should you give up and quit?

We usually don’t want to just give up, or conclude we don’t have what it takes to go on. I’ve thought about that some lately in tryi...

January 16th, 2020 |  


Kids say the darndest things

Kids say the darndest things

I’ve always heard the phrase “out of the mouths of babes,” but I was reminded of the truth it holds during a recent Wednesday evenin...

January 15th, 2020 |  


Delivering results for Ohio

Delivering results for Ohio

If you only watched national cable news, you’d probably think not much was accomplished over the past year, and that Democrats and Republicans w...

January 15th, 2020 |  



Are heirloom vegetables better?

Are heirloom vegetables better?

Vegetable plants can be either “heirloom” or “hybrid”, “GMO” or “Non-GMO”. Many people feel strongly a...

January 14th, 2020 |  


Accurate data essential to improving broadband access

The Pew Research Center finds that only 63 percent of rural Americans have a broadband internet connection at home, and 24 percent of rural adults con...

January 10th, 2020 |  


Don’t be fooled by terrorists

Iran seemed to intentionally avoid killing Americans in their recent airstrike against our American military base in Iraq. Reports indicate it was mor...

January 8th, 2020 |  


Get ready — it really is winter

Get ready — it really is winter

Back in November, I wore a winter coat because it was cold outside.Since then, it has been around 45 degrees almost every day. I wore a light sweater ...

January 7th, 2020 |  


The fleecing of the flock

The fleecing of the flock

Each Sunday morning just before morning worship at our church, the children march around and through the congregation to the tune of Father Abraham, c...

January 6th, 2020 |  


One gardener’s dreams for 2020

One gardener’s dreams for 2020

As we enter a new year and a new decade, the 2020’s, we all look back on the previous decade and take stock of where we are in life, and where w...

January 6th, 2020 |  


A wish for the new year

A wish for the new year

As we say goodbye to 2019, I can’t help but look back on the completed year and try to find something, anything, that I can take from my experie...

January 3rd, 2020 |