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 |  



Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

It seems to me that some of those old-time adages that have been around for many, many years still apply today. One of these has appeared in a number ...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The music sounds different

The music sounds different

Recently, I put a radio station (www.HerbDayRadio.com) on the air playing ‘50s, ’60s and ’70s rock ‘n’ roll music. Not a...

July 23rd, 2019 |  


The importance of play in a child’s life

The importance of play in a child’s life

If you are someone who enjoys listening to people with more knowledge and expertise than you possess in fields that interest you, you may want to inve...

July 9th, 2019 |  


What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

What’s wrong with Congress? Lack of order

The other day, someone I’ve known for years offered a pointed bit of criticism. “It’s easy for people like you to make long lists of...

July 7th, 2019 |  


Letters from home

Letters from home

During the past few weeks, the media has been focusing on some of the events of World War II and those who were a part of the military at that timeIf ...

July 1st, 2019 |  


Fran’s Favorites: A visit with David McCullough

Fran’s Favorites: A visit with David McCullough

What a thrill it was last week to have author David McCullough and his wonderful wife Rosalee to the Governor’s Residence for breakfast.Mr. McCu...

June 28th, 2019 |  


Greeneview decision is over, time to move on

Greeneview decision is over, time to move on

Social media lit up Tuesday when news broke that Greeneview Middle School had its permanent principal and it wasn’t popular interim Denny Morris...

June 13th, 2019 |