Living beings should never be treated like luggage

Air travel snafus are never fun, but for one 4-month-old infant, a delayed flight nearly turned fatal. When the plane that he had boarded with his mot...

August 11th, 2017 |  


Here comes the sun, little darker

A large part of the country will shortly be able to view a full solar eclipse and excitement is rising as predictably as the sun in the morning. It ce...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Care for your catch on hot days

Care for your catch on hot days

On a fishing trip to an Ohio farm pond this past week I had forgotten my folding canvass chair, something my bad lower back was sure to complain about...

August 10th, 2017 |  



Between every two pines

Between every two pines

John Muir once said, “Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” Isn’t this a remarkable way to look at the endless oppor...

August 10th, 2017 |  


Trump’s immigration plan a step forward

Back in the middle of his campaign for president, Donald Trump outlined an immigration plan that would base more legal entries on merit, but it still ...

August 9th, 2017 |  


An alarming North Korea report and an explosive exchange

Many Americans had reassured themselves that North Korea was still years away from threatening the U.S. mainland with a nuclear missile.That illusion ...

August 9th, 2017 |  


How do you know you’re getting older? Try going to a concert

It’s not cell phones. It’s not clothing. It’s rock concerts. Is there anything that measures aging more than those?Once, (and my ...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Hunger; cruel world for fat people

Hunger; cruel world for fat people

“Hunger, a Memoir of (my) Body, (2017 HarperCollins New York, NY) by New York Times best selling author of “Bad Feminist,” Roxane Ga...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Give in to your four inner directions

Give in to your four inner directions

Pointing the headboard in the direction of the North Pole would have resulted in my birth being less problematic—that is according to my mama. W...

August 8th, 2017 |  


Watering landscape plants automatically

Watering landscape plants automatically

Landscape planting in summer has always been risky. Newly-installed plants need frequent, sometimes daily watering until they get established. Even re...

August 7th, 2017 |