The holiday season brings out best and worst

Christmas brings out the needy, greedy, seedy, and unheedy. It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.The needy. This is the time of year for ...

November 8th, 2019 |  


Pvt. Anthony Billian and Pvt. Charles Jeffords – Friends Forever

Pvt. Anthony Billian and Pvt. Charles Jeffords – Friends Forever

The post mark on the envelope simply read U.S. Army Post Office Nov. 9, 1918. Inside the envelope was a letter from Anthony Billian to his sister Ursu...

November 7th, 2019 |  


Think about what’s between your two ears

Think about what’s between your two ears

Do you ever think about what’s going on in the three pounds of tissue inside your skull that sets on the top of your neck? The human brain is co...

November 6th, 2019 |  



This is the “Home of the Brave”

This is the “Home of the Brave”

How far have we fallen? How much have we forgotten?Nearly 20 years have gone by since the tragedies of 9/11/2001.The only good that came out of those ...

November 6th, 2019 |  


Ohio River sharks

Ohio River sharks

There have been no reports of sharks caught from the Ohio River since I did a story 39 years ago on three young fishermen catching one from the river ...

November 5th, 2019 |  


Tis the season to thank newspaper people

Tis the season to thank newspaper people

Whether you read your news in the morning, afternoon, or evening; whether you read your newspapers in print or digital; whether you read national or l...

November 5th, 2019 |  


The Barker Hypothesis

The Barker Hypothesis

I knew about how babies born at low birth weight and babies exposed while still in their mothers womb to the Dutch war famine of the winter of 1944-45...

November 5th, 2019 |  


You Can’t Fool a Tree

You Can’t Fool a Tree

As much as you might wish for a particular tree, and no matter how much that tree appeals to you, you can’t fool it into thriving in growing con...

November 5th, 2019 |  


A Special Veterans Day Salute: Thousands of America’s heroes thrive despite traumatic brain injuries suffered on the battlefield – they are beacons of hope for all of us

A Special Veterans Day Salute: Thousands of America’s heroes thrive despite traumatic brain injuries suffered on the battlefield – they are beacons of hope for all of us

Veterans Day has traditionally been a time for Americans to pause and thank the men and women who, through many years and too many conflicts, have hel...

November 4th, 2019 |  


Do guns kill people?

Do guns kill people?

I have yet to meet a gun that that could walk about on hind legs and pull its own trigger.Yet some well-meaning people pushing for stronger gun laws i...

November 4th, 2019 |