Helping veterans and active duty service members

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members o...

November 13th, 2018 |  


Too good to be true?

Too good to be true?

Remember how we always say that diet and exercise aka lifestyle stuff, are abysmally poor explanations or treatments for weight problems. The message ...

November 12th, 2018 |  


Musings on a dark and gloomy day

Musings on a dark and gloomy day

Friday was a rainy, overcast, gloomy day, not fit for outdoor activity, but perfect for curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book.I have t...

November 12th, 2018 |  



When life reminds us that we don’t have a clue

When life reminds us that we don’t have a clue

When life bears its teeth for absolutely no reason at all (or at least it seems that way) we have a choice to make. And likewise, when we cannot belie...

November 11th, 2018 |  


Lt. Thomas K. Coles 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Lt. Thomas K. Coles 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

As I was walking through Greenlawn Cemetery, I spotted a large monument midway through the cemetery. The memorial seemed to be reaching toward the hea...

November 9th, 2018 |  


An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

After more than two decades of ministry to people, I have come to believe that a failure to give thanks is at the heart of much, if not most, of the s...

November 8th, 2018 |  


The joy of being grandparents

The joy of being grandparents

In case you did not see the dozens of posts on my social media this weekend, I’ll fill you in with the big news.Angie and I are going to be gran...

November 7th, 2018 |  


In this season of giving, help a loved one with Social Security

During the holiday season, we surround ourselves with family and friends, some of whom may rely on us for a number of reasons. An aging parent might n...

November 6th, 2018 |  


Grazing vs intermittent eating

Grazing vs intermittent eating

We used to say, especially me, that grazing, like horses and little kids and probably everybody does, was better than starving all day and then gorgin...

November 5th, 2018 |  


Kentucky deer season to open Nov. 10

Kentucky deer season to open Nov. 10

Trophy hunters of the white-tailed deer, put yourself in the boots of Michael Beatty on a cold November day 18 years ago, up in Green County, Ohio, ne...

November 4th, 2018 |