Has America lost its soul?

The last few decades we have seen a political divide grow across this country. Right Wing, Left Wing, Republican, Democrat, Liberal and Conservative, ...

June 22nd, 2018 |  


The drinks are on me, my friends

The drinks are on me, my friends

There is nothing like a 12-year-old boy spending the day at Kings Island for the first time. He admitted he was a bit apprehensive as the chartered bu...

June 21st, 2018 |  


Search for hidden treasure

Search for hidden treasure

For some reason I can’t completely explain, I have always been fascinated by pirates. Not the ones you hear about today, but the swashbuckling o...

June 18th, 2018 |  



‘Ditch Lilies’ and other low maintenance tricks

‘Ditch Lilies’ and other low maintenance tricks

We all learned in high school science class that “Nature abhors a vacuum.” If there’s an empty space something will always fill it; ...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Don’t wait; call if you need help

Don’t wait; call if you need help

When I broke my rib (which I did by coughing too hard … it’s a long story), I immediately went to the doctor and got an X-ray.When I start...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Introducing Ohio’s next generation to manufacturing

Introducing Ohio’s next generation to manufacturing

This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans a...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Jonathan Winters and job No. 1

Jonathan Winters and job No. 1

Many years ago when I was in school in Dayton I met Jonathan Winters, the late improvisational comic. We met following one of his performances at Memo...

June 13th, 2018 |  


The mystery of LeBron James

The mystery of LeBron James

I enjoyed Jeff Gilliland’s column Saturday on LeBron James, and can’t argue much with the points he made.As a student of the NBA – a...

June 12th, 2018 |  


LeBron: Is he or is he not?

LeBron: Is he or is he not?

If you’re a LeBron James or Cleveland Cavaliers fan, you might want to skip this article. Because I am about to tell you that despite all the su...

June 12th, 2018 |  


Perennial starts with ‘P’ for permanent

Perennial starts with ‘P’ for permanent

Many people are confused by the words “annual” and “perennial”. A good way to remember the difference is that perennial starts...

June 11th, 2018 |