Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachia in fiction

Sharyn McCrumb’s Appalachia in fiction

Being born and raised in Appalachia Ohio, I enjoy reading books about people and place. It takes me back to the holler in rural Scioto County.The Ball...

March 19th, 2020 |  


How Your business can survive the Coronavirus

As the world has hit the metaphorical panic button during the rise of Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases worldwide, the daily reality for people and busines...

March 19th, 2020 |  


This is eerie.Within a week, we experienced a time change, Friday the 13th and a full moon?And oh yes, the entire nation came to a screeching halt ove...

March 18th, 2020 |  



Uncharted territory

Uncharted territory

The word “Uncharted” means unmapped or unexplored, thus the expression meaning to explore a new subject or area is to enter uncharted terr...

March 18th, 2020 |  


Book review: Hill Women– velvet stones of Appalachia

Book review: Hill Women– velvet stones of Appalachia

Book review: Hill Women– velvet stones of AppalachiaHill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains (2020), a memoir b...

March 17th, 2020 |  


Drinking fruit juice does not contribute to type-2 diabetes

Drinking fruit juice does not contribute to type-2 diabetes

We have been receiving constantly fluctuating advice about drinking fruit juice for a long time. It’s been even more conflictual than advice abo...

March 17th, 2020 |  


Based in Reality?

Based in Reality?

I am always amazed at how suspicious we humans become in the face of, well, everything that comes along.Let’s examine.Communist infiltration int...

March 16th, 2020 |  


Community Gardens That Last

Community Gardens That Last

In a lifetime of landscaping, we’ve seen our share of community garden projects. Memorial tree plantings; “welcome” plantings at the...

March 16th, 2020 |  


Come Spring memories

Come Spring memories

Another Spring arrives in Appalachia Ohio. It’s 2020. Both of my grandmothers reside in Heaven now, but the early flowers, budding trees, and fr...

March 15th, 2020 |  


Fishing is one sport not canceled

Fishing is one sport not canceled

Looks like we’ll never know which men’s college basketball team would have been crowned National Champion for 2020.“CancellationR...

March 15th, 2020 |