Shawnee had large settlement in Greene County

Shawnee had large settlement in Greene County

I am not sure what the Shawnee called this season of the year, but around here after the first frost it is known as “Indian Summer.”I don&...

October 16th, 2020 |  


A discussion of reparations

A discussion of reparations

My cousin from Pittsburgh, a retired professor, invited me to a Zoom book discussion with a group he has been discussing books with for decades.The re...

October 15th, 2020 |  


You can’t keep a great festival down

You can’t keep a great festival down

It seems to me that on the list of festivals that have been canceled or otherwise crippled, the original Oktoberfest, to use the German spelling, must...

October 13th, 2020 |  



Woody Hayes and The Ohio State University

Woody Hayes and The Ohio State University

Every year The Ohio State University football fans look forward to another winning season.This year is very different from previous years, but the tea...

October 8th, 2020 |  


Questions about white teachers/black students

Questions about white teachers/black students

My dissertation was on white teacher questioning practices of black students and white students.I found a distinct difference in the types of question...

October 8th, 2020 |  


My annual fall gardening report

My annual fall gardening report

It seems to me that it’s time for what has become my annual fall gardening report.For the past few years readers have showed interest in my stru...

October 6th, 2020 |  


Tales of Xenia, chicken pie

Tales of Xenia, chicken pie

Recently I went on social media requesting recipes for chicken pie from my friends. As fall comes around thoughts of baked things start to dance in my...

October 1st, 2020 |  


This delightful time of the year

This delightful time of the year

It seems to me that this time of year — early fall — provides us with powerful reminders of what a delightful, attractive part of this rem...

September 29th, 2020 |  


Remembering Lloyd Kauffman

Lloyd Hershey Kauffman was born in Osborn in 1896. He graduated from the Osborn High School in 1914 and then completed three years of college. Later h...

September 25th, 2020 |  


Fall is football season

Fall is football season

It seems to me that the decision by various governing bodies to have football this fall is most appropriate.You see, to me — and surely many oth...

September 22nd, 2020 |