A gem of a book

A gem of a book

Anthony Doerr was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He lives in Boise, Idaho with his wife and two sons. www.anthonydoerr.com.“An imaginative ...

April 16th, 2019 |  


Summer safety for kids

Summer safety for kids

The subject of preventable accidents is so serious that it needs to be repeated, reprinted, and read again and again. Injury is the leading cause of d...

April 15th, 2019 |  


Profanity on the playground

Profanity on the playground

Kids cuss behind the teacher’s back. And the playground is the opportune place for potty-mouth. No adults listening. That’s what children ...

April 8th, 2019 |  



The Portsmouth Daily Times Ad Salesman’s son who was to be Vice-President

The Portsmouth Daily Times Ad Salesman’s son who was to be Vice-President

On Sunday, November 1, 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a campaign stop in Portsmouth as running mate to President George H.W. Bush the 41st Presi...

April 5th, 2019 |  


Reading is a human right

Reading is a human right

Children and adults in all countries around the globe deserve to be able to read. Literacy is a fundamental human right.Literacy for AllThe United Nat...

April 1st, 2019 |  


Cowboy Copas – Blue Creek Grand Ole Opry Star

Cowboy Copas – Blue Creek Grand Ole Opry Star

About seven miles from the western edge (West Rt. 125) of Shawnee State Forest is located the small community of Blue Creek. Back in 2000 to 2010 - I ...

March 29th, 2019 |  


Two wolves: which will you feed?

Two wolves: which will you feed?

The following is a Native American parable in the public domain. An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life: “A fight is going on insid...

March 27th, 2019 |  


Pass on the family stories

Pass on the family stories

“When families are invited to share their stories, folktales, and culture, there are a number of benefits for children, families, and schools: E...

March 25th, 2019 |  


Take me out to the ballgame- The boys of summer or when baseball was a game

Take me out to the ballgame- The boys of summer or when baseball was a game

As the sound of “batter up” and “play ball,” resonates on baseball diamonds all over the county. This can only mean one thing...

March 22nd, 2019 |  


Let’s celebrate women in history!

Let’s celebrate women in history!

March is National Women’s History Month. Call your gal pals and go out to dinner to honor and remember the fabulous females of the past and pres...

March 18th, 2019 |