Six Biblical principles of work

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself.̶...

September 5th, 2019 |  


Devotional: What kind of spirit?

Devotional: What kind of spirit?

“When the disciples James and John saw this (the people of a Samaritan village rejecting Jesus), they asked, ‘Lord, do you want us to call...

September 5th, 2019 |  


Integration of Xenia schools

Integration of Xenia schools

My turn to be integrated in Xenia Schools came in the 9th grade in 1962. Following Brown v Board of Education of Topeka decision in 1954, the all whit...

September 5th, 2019 |  



Writer takes issue with political cartoon

A few weeks ago the Gazette ran a political cartoon which portrayed Democrats as Socialists (which at this stage, I believe most Democrats would agree...

August 30th, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: Back to school recipes

Fran’s Favorites: Back to school recipes

I love hearing our grandkids talk about their favorite things that we did together this summer.Some liked our trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural ...

August 30th, 2019 |  


America Exceptionalism is in decline

America Exceptionalism is in decline

Being a woman of a certain age, as the French so delicately put it, I remember quite clearly growing up in the 1950s and 60s being told in myriad ways...

August 29th, 2019 |  


Buccaneers are vastly improved

Buccaneers are vastly improved

MIAMISBURG — What a difference a year makes.In 2018, the Xenia Buccaneers girls varsity golf team was celebrating a team-low score of 216. On We...

August 28th, 2019 |  


The Jamestown Opera House

The Jamestown Opera House

It has been nearly 130 years since the following announcement appeared on the front page of the Xenia Gazette dated December 31, 1889. “The oper...

August 16th, 2019 |  


Racism is still doing well

Racism is still doing well

In the 1990s I was called before a state legislative committee to explain my efforts to welcome diverse students into the California colleges that wer...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Understanding God’s Faithfulness

Understanding God’s Faithfulness

Jeremiah 4:27-28 “For thus says the Lord, ‘The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction. For this t...

July 25th, 2019 |