Pity the poor educator this school year

Pity the poor educator this school year

As an educator of almost 50 years in both public schools and colleges, the approach of a new school year, brings with it both nostalgia and a lingerin...

August 20th, 2020 |  


Sharing some nostalgia

Sharing some nostalgia

It seems to me that the curriculum and skill training offered by the new county career center are a far cry from that back when my Sweetheart for Life...

August 18th, 2020 |  


History of First Presbyterian Church

History of First Presbyterian Church

Not too many years ago there were three Presbyterian churches in Xenia — First Presbyterian, Second Presbyterian and Third Presbyterian.Over the...

August 14th, 2020 |  



Political stratification by race

Political stratification by race

Because much of my career path has had something to do with race in one way or another I am asked fairly often by white people, sometimes politely and...

August 13th, 2020 |  


Our region faces more than one epidemic

Our region faces more than one epidemic

There’s no denying it: COVID-19 is front and center, commanding the attention of our community and its leaders.But there’s another epidemi...

August 12th, 2020 |  


America at a crossroads: Belief or fact?

America at a crossroads: Belief or fact?

When we look back at 2020, those of us who survive to see 2021, it will probably not be with fondness.We have protests, we have clashes with the polic...

August 6th, 2020 |  


Sharing some reader feedback

Sharing some reader feedback

It seems to me that including a means for readers to communicate directly with me by e-mail opens the door for both pleasant and as well as, shall we ...

August 3rd, 2020 |  


The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

The story of baseball’s ‘Bumpus’ Jones

This is a story about a young man who was born in Cedarville.Charles Leander Jones was a young man with a not-very-bright future. Having finished the ...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

Vacation at the outer banks and a possible bad deed

When I went to work at the University of North Carolina, I — of course — missed my family, all of whom were still in Ohio.I decided that t...

July 30th, 2020 |  


How does my garden grow?

How does my garden grow?

It seems to me that it’s about time for a gardening update.Several readers have commented that they like to hear about my difficulties and succe...

July 28th, 2020 |