What is it about dogs?

What is it about dogs?

“Histories are fuller of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.” Alexander PopeWhat is it about dogs?In the wild they search fo...

January 22nd, 2019 |  


Two floods and a wedding

Two floods and a wedding

Do you ever get an urge to jump in your car and go someplace on a moment’s notice? Well, that happened last year when our daughter and son-in-la...

January 15th, 2019 |  


More is not always better

More is not always better

“If I only had more,” said the people. How many of us have made (or thought) this very same comment? How many of us have envied or resente...

January 13th, 2019 |  



Revisiting Mark Twain

Revisiting Mark Twain

It seems to me that my memory has a will of its own - you know, sometimes when I try to remember something it balks and then, later says in effect ...

January 8th, 2019 |  


A pragmatic approach to resolutions

A pragmatic approach to resolutions

As I pause to look back over my accomplishments versus my resolutions in 2018, I notice a couple of things. First, the overwhelming urge to drift off ...

January 8th, 2019 |  


Reporting 2018

Reporting 2018

In 2018, I …watched a man’s reaction as a jury acquitted him of rape for the second year in a row; outlined tumor profiling for cancer pat...

January 2nd, 2019 |  


Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth. Is it a great concept, a good idea or just a fairytale that kids sing about to bring hopeful harmonious wishes into the world that the...

January 2nd, 2019 |  


Yearlong practice of regifting

Yearlong practice of regifting

I have known about the art of regifting ever since I tried to take a bit of Aunt Mildred’s fruit cake when I was a child. I lost two teeth (fort...

December 28th, 2018 |  


Slow down and relax

Slow down and relax

It’s not easy to look forward to the holiday season when it feels like there is a lot left to do. The to-do list seems to grow and we end up fee...

December 24th, 2018 |  


Ohio Scenic Rivers Program celebrates 50th anniversary

Ohio Scenic Rivers Program celebrates 50th anniversary

It was a banner year for the Ohio Scenic Rivers Program.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) celebrated 50 years of protecting and promotin...

December 20th, 2018 |