The lessons and legacy of Pearl Harbor

On Sunday Dec. 7, 1941, 76 years ago, planes of the Imperial Japanese Navy streaked over Pearl Harbor bombing and torpedoing the American fleet at anc...

December 7th, 2017 |  


Remembering a forever young barista

Remembering a forever young barista

Miami County residents are more privileged than many communities when it comes to inviting coffee shops. There are too many outstanding individual cof...

December 6th, 2017 updated: December 8th, 2017. |  


Never underestimate the power of the stone

Never underestimate the power of the stone

By all accounts, Goliath was a pretty bad dude.The champion of the Philistine army stood nearly 10 feet tall and walked around in armor that weighed a...

December 6th, 2017 updated: December 7th, 2017. |  


Building social, emotional skills ignored

Building social, emotional skills ignored

In the early 1990s, the political hijacking of public schools began in earnest. It was during that period that the state began mandating academic stan...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Love is in the (h)air

Love is in the (h)air

Hair. Most of us have it and over time learn to manage it. In the 15 years I was a CEO of colleges around the country, I knew that my hair could not b...

December 5th, 2017 |  


Mags for miles/nags for smiles

Mags for miles/nags for smiles

Being on an airplane is a lot like being a sled dog. If you’re not right there at the front (and by front of an airplane I don’t mean seat...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Putting up the Christmas tree is such a pain in the neck — and the back.But watching it go up? That’s something that pains and warms my he...

December 3rd, 2017 |  


Perseverance is job one

Perseverance is job one

Going through high school and college, I probably had one of the best jobs a young man my age could ask for: I worked at the local hardware store. The...

December 1st, 2017 |  


Don’t expect the impossible

Don’t expect the impossible

For many years now, laws have been created as if schools and schools alone determine a child’s success or failure. While embracing this myth, Oh...

November 30th, 2017 |  


As the father of only girls, I’ve always worried about how my young ladies will be treated by the males they encounter through life.I’ve o...

November 29th, 2017 |