Then vs. now: Dropping kids off at college

I was on a college campus last week, and saw vehicles unloading new students. It made me nostalgic.Then I realized if parents were recalling that mile...

August 28th, 2017 |  


Green water in your garden pond

Green water in your garden pond

Summer is the most challenging time of year for pond and water feature enthusiasts. Keeping pond water clear and clean in 90 degree heat with sixteen ...

August 28th, 2017 |  


‘Greatest generation’ is fading, but it’s still got choice words for our own

Remember the greatest generation? The ones that beat back the Nazis?Recently I sat down with two of them, to talk about everyday persistence, about st...

August 27th, 2017 |  



On their honor, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts should settle their boundary issues

Merit badges in hostile takeovers, poaching and nasty letter writing? Whoa, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts sure seem to have changed.The talk around t...

August 27th, 2017 |  


The fall season is starting to fall

The fall season is starting to fall

So here we are, heading into the last few days of August. Labor Day is dawning and with it goes the last days of summer.Already, little yellow leaves ...

August 25th, 2017 |  


Monument removal is a symptom of an old Western disease

The virus seems to be approaching its breakout phase. We could be looking at a full-scale epidemic here.Zika? Ebola? Flu?Nope. We don’t have a g...

August 25th, 2017 |  


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 |