ESPN’s Robert Lee and our divided understanding of Civil War

ESPN decided this week to switch the assignment of Robert Lee, an Asian-American football announcer who was scheduled to call a University of Virginia...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Racoon berry wine

Racoon berry wine

In our local Shawnee Forest and the surrounding Scioto County Forest we have several non-native invasive pests. The most significant might be the Emer...

August 24th, 2017 |  


Rebates a prudent way to save world from climate change

California Gov. Jerry Brown may soon sign legislation extending cash rebates given to residents who buy low-emission vehicles from Tesla and other aut...

August 24th, 2017 |  



Can we talk about something other than the president?

WASHINGTON — With summer waning, we need a break from you-know-who’s obsession with making us fret about him 24/7. So what else can we tal...

August 24th, 2017 |  


What about an internet sales tax?

When things aren’t going well, President Donald Trump likes to go on Twitter and attack those who sees as adversaries. Last week, he directed hi...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


While we’re toppling offensive symbols, what about the Democratic Party?

Al Sharpton just may be right about the need to remove offensive statues from the American public way.I’d been somewhat torn on the idea of eras...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Artificial sweeteners may be bad for you

Artificial sweeteners may be bad for you

Sugar is latest public enemy but there have recently been several studies of, and popular press reactions to, the idea that artificial substitutes for...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


How do we check the power of social media mobs?

James Damore, the author of the notorious Google memo, has had his 15 minutes of fame. In six months, few of us will be able to remember his name. But...

August 22nd, 2017 |  


Even memories of the old EK derailed

Even memories of the old EK derailed

Recently, on my way to Greenbo Lake for some fishing, I paused south of Argillite to peer into a tunnel that once carried the steam locomotives of the...

August 21st, 2017 |  


Want doors to open with a wave of your hand? Chip in

Imagine never having to remember a computer password again.Imagine walking into the bank and not wracking your brain for your ATM pin code. Or never w...

August 21st, 2017 |