Spying hepaticas by happenstance

Spying hepaticas by happenstance

I didn’t set out to admire wildflowers. I’d gone to the farm-and-feed store to purchase S-hooks and other items needed for a bird-feeder b...

March 11th, 2020 |  


Deer urine on aisle five

Deer urine on aisle five

It appears our lives revolve around four things. Eating, shopping, working and sleeping.In recent years I began noticing that when we begin planning a...

March 11th, 2020 |  


It’s vital to protect Lake Erie

It’s vital to protect Lake Erie

We all know how vital Lake Erie is to Ohio. From tourism in Geneva-on-the-Lake and Put-in-Bay, to fishing at Marblehead, to vacations and family reuni...

March 10th, 2020 |  



Fighting maternal and infant mortality

Fighting maternal and infant mortality

We know we have a serious problem with infant mortality and maternal mortality in Ohio and around the country – and that we see huge disparities...

March 8th, 2020 |  


Have mercy on yourself

Have mercy on yourself

Recently, I was reminded that just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. This came to mind as I was listening to some young adul...

March 5th, 2020 |  


‘An awful lot of cheese’

‘An awful lot of cheese’

My husband, Peter, likes buying in bulk.Peter hates paying shipping fees. He never wants to run out of anything and he loves a bargain. This is why we...

February 27th, 2020 |  


Greene County Public Health during the 1930s

Greene County Public Health during the 1930s

The 1930s were filled with lots of changes and growth for the health district. During this time, the health district adopted a budget of $5,255. Healt...

February 26th, 2020 |  


A few political comments

A few political comments

As members of my family and I were discussing politics this weekend, my son Lance said, “I had never considered that.”His statement was in...

February 21st, 2020 |  


Without civility, our system doesn’t work

Without civility, our system doesn’t work

When he was just a young teenage schoolboy, George Washington sat down and copied out 110 “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior.” Many ...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Less is More. Not hardly!Herb DayWhen I was a kid, rainy Saturday mornings meant that Dad would work in his garage repairing whatever needed repairing...

February 5th, 2020 |