Saluting our Vietnam veterans with words

Saluting our Vietnam veterans with words

1965. President Johnson called for more ground troops to be sent to Vietnam. I was a child in elementary school. When the Vietnam War ended, I was 16 ...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Succeeding with dogwood trees

Succeeding with dogwood trees

Dogwood trees are the most requested tree in our nursery, but they can be a challenge to grow successfully. They thrive in well-drained acid soil rich...

May 15th, 2018 |  


Serotonin and obesity

Serotonin and obesity

This dispatch just in from ConscienHealth(1) — well, actually, it was just in back in March — researchers from the University of Adelaide ...

May 15th, 2018 |  



Reckoning with rage

Reckoning with rage

Rage. Even the sound of this word seems daunting. Anger, fury, wrath, viciousness, hostility, aggression — what exactly is rage?Anger is a natur...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Trump calls media ‘corrupt’? Look who’s talking

In case you hadn’t figured it out by now, President Donald Trump has what most of us should have figured out: His campaign against “fake n...

May 13th, 2018 |  


Scouting is better with girls

There were two female Boy Scouts at Camp Cherry Valley on Catalina Island in 1984, present because a loophole allowed girls to enroll in the organizat...

May 13th, 2018 |  


The mountain-marching mothers

The mountain-marching mothers

What’s the nicest thing you can give a working wife with children on Mother’s Day? Answer: A week off, a week away from alarm clocks, cook...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Beware of predatory lenders in Appalachia

Beware of predatory lenders in Appalachia

An animal predator hunts down prey and kills it, then eats it. A payday loan company entices individuals with fast cash, kills their payoff with high ...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Spooky night and a frog leg supper

Spooky night and a frog leg supper

It was always so very peaceful, yet spooky, those nights I spent with my two sons, Kelly and Kendall, frog hunting from our small cartop boat on Kinni...

May 11th, 2018 |  


Cracking down on fentanyl

Cracking down on fentanyl

Unfortunately, we know that illegal, deadly fentanyl is all too common in Ohio – our local law enforcement must deal with it on a nearly daily b...

May 11th, 2018 |