The cat who lived in a tree

The cat who lived in a tree

It’s an understatement, I know, but for the purposes of this story, I point out that there are differences between the domestic cat and the wild...

February 17th, 2019 |  


What’s wrong with people?—What’s right with people?

What’s wrong with people?—What’s right with people?

People are messy creatures. People come with flaws, faults, and problems. People make blunders, mistakes, and errors.We are complicated and complex. W...

February 17th, 2019 |  


Freedom Land– The Underground Railroad

Freedom Land– The Underground Railroad

Portsmouth was a place of freedom for slaves escaping across the Ohio River. The slaves that were fortunate enough to escape needed to shelter in a sa...

February 15th, 2019 |  



SOCIALISM’S SIN

SOCIALISM’S SIN

SOCIALISM’S SINThat it had to be said out loud is something one has to absorb. That it was said in the State of the Union Address by a sitting P...

February 15th, 2019 |  


The Trumpet SoundsGot Love?

The Trumpet SoundsGot Love?

Love is a mystery. Is it an emotion? Is it action? Is it an amalgamation of both? People with a scientific mind sometimes explain all the feelings inv...

February 14th, 2019 |  


Fatty livers in teenagers can be helped by eating less sugar

Fatty livers in teenagers can be helped by eating less sugar

Fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD) has become epidemic in concert with obesity. NAFLD frequently even happens in kids, espec...

February 14th, 2019 |  


What a ‘Night to Shine”

What a ‘Night to Shine”

The last few weeks have been contentious to say the least. Every time I turn on the television, I hear about crime, murder, riots, attacks, and our na...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Shark businesses abound in Ohio

Shark businesses abound in Ohio

Payday lenders, pawn shops, car title loans, and rent-to-own stores. For-profit businesses that feed off the desperation of people in financial crisis...

February 13th, 2019 |  


Twitter tweeters need to chill before they spill

Twitter tweeters need to chill before they spill

Do you have a Twitter account? It is a powerful internet tool with instant access to other humans.Twitter, created in 2006, is an online social networ...

February 11th, 2019 |  


When the trees froze and fell

When the trees froze and fell

It was Feb. 19, 2003. I had come out of a four-year retirement from the Ashland Daily Independent to go back to work as a reporter for the Portsmouth ...

February 10th, 2019 |